Times-Tribune Staff Report
At about 8 p.m. Thursday night, water from heavy rain and hail had hit the roof of the Truseal Technologies factory in Barbourville.
Barbourville Mayor David Thompson said about 50 workers were in the building when the roof collapsed and all were found quickly by firefighters from Barbourville, Bell County, Corbin and other departments.
Six, with minor injuries, were taken to the nearby Knox County Hospital, Thompson said.
When the roof fell, the employees were moved to the front of the building, he said.
About six inches of water coming from the roof and some of the overhead plumbing was running in the floor of the factory, he said
The rain and hail had begun to fall earlier in the afternoon, Thompson said.
Truseal, which employs about 200 salaried and union workers, will be shuttered by August.
Truseal will be consolidated with Edgetech, located in Cambridge, Ohio, according to a press release issued by Quanex Building Products Corporation.
Times-Tribune Staff Report
I-75 crash near the Tennessee state line early Tuesday morning.
Two sent to hospital after six-vehicle crash
Two drivers were sent to the hospital after a six-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on I-75.
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Hospital taxing district public hearing Friday
The Knox County Fiscal Court wants to form a taxing district to support the Knox County Hospital. But first they will have to hold a public hearing to see if there is approval or opposition to the plan.
Inmates charged for drugs
Drug charges came to 21 inmates at the Whitley County Detention Center this week after a week-long investigation by the detention center and the Williamsburg Police Department.
Whitley Fiscal Court passes its budget
The second reading of the ordinance for the Whitley County Fiscal Court’s budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year was unanimously passed during the court’s regular session Tuesday evening.
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North Laurel's Marcus Carson has been named Baseball Player of the Year.
Thank you to Corbin Motorsports
As executive director of the London-Laurel County Tourist Commission, I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mr. Tony Nestor and Corbin Motorsports for the use of two beautiful Polaris RTVs during the recent Archery Shooters Association PRO/AM Archery Tournament.
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Make-A-Wish gives family a much-needed vacation
Dustin and Mary Phillips of Stanford can hardly remember life before son Gage’s birth almost five years ago.
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Thursday Night Life is back
Dust off your lawn chairs and put on your listening ears for this year’s Thursday Night Live concert series.
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