Bullitt County History

Bullitt County - 1888 Train Wreck

On Christmas Eve, 1888, a train collision at Bardstown Junction resulted in two immediate deaths. The circumstances of this collision foreshadow the wreck at Shepherdsville in 1917.

On Christmas Day 1888, The Courier-Journal devoted five columns on page 1 to the accident. Rather than transcribe the entire article, we have captured it as an image. It is presented below in two-column sections so that you can read it, by sections, down the page.

Then on 27 Dec 1888, The Courier-Journal reported the death of Miss Kinnaird.

This was followed the next day by the report of the death of Milton L. McFerran; and by an extended description of Miss Kinnaird's funeral

Additional newspaper reports continued during the following year.

The Junction City Weekly Union, 5 Jan 1889

The Courier-Journal, 6 Jan 1889

Interior Journal, 8 Jan 1889

The Courier-Journal, 25 Nov 1889

Interior Journal, 14 Feb 1890

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The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday appointments are available by calling 502-921-0161 during our regular weekday hours. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 12 Jan 2024 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/bjcttrainwreck1888.html