15 coal cars off track near Red Hill Road crossing

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By Ben Sheroan

A Paducah & Louisville Railway train derailed overnight. Officials say 15 coal cars are off the track and five overturned.

"No hazardous material," said Doug Finlay, Hardin County Emergency Management director. "It's not near any waterways."

The overturned rail cars spilled coal onto hillsides immediately behind homes on Red Hawk Drive in a subdivision between Radcliff and Vine Grove off Hill Street.

School officials said some buses leaving from J.T. Alton Middle School and North Hardin High School could be delayed because of the derailmentf.

"The delays will be minimal," said John Wright, spokesman for Hardin County Schools. "However, some students may be later getting home than normal."

The train totaled 88 cars. It left the tracks at approximately 2:12 a.m.

The accident occurred about 250 yards south of the Red Hill Road interchange. R.J. Corman has crews on the scene handling the cleanup.

Look for more details in Friday's print edition of The News-Enterprise.