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Hardin County train derailment cleanup wrapping up more than a week later

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Crews are still cleaning up the remnants of a train derailment in Hardin County, more than a week after it happened.

CSX said 23 rail cars were destroyed, and the cause of the derailment is still under investigation. The derailment happened north of Elizabethtown near I-65 around 10 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Paul Goncher, the owner of Junior's Firehouse BBQ, was hired to keep the crews fed with his food truck. He said the last rail cars were removed on Wednesday.

“I (saw) about three or four rail cars left, and they still had equipment down there pulling them out,” Goncher said.  

Both tracks are now back open.

Waddell’s Auto and Scrap Metal Recycling said it hauled 130 new vehicles to its lot.

"I was surprised by how quick they got the train back open ... getting the cars down."

The scrapyard said it will take a couple days to destroy the vehicles once the company receives approval from the owner.

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