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Louisville Water employee killed at job site

Chad Harper (left) and Jimmy Stone (right) are pictured with Metro Animal Services member after rescuing a kitten from a hydrant last summer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Water Company released the following statement:

“We lost one of our family members, Jimmy Stone, today. Jimmy and his fellow hydrant crew team member, Chad Harper, were hit by a car this afternoon while working on a hydrant at 23rd and Oak streets (in Louisville). According to the police, an accident occurred at the intersection and one of the cars hit our employees. Chad is hospitalized but Jimmy’s injuries were critical.

“Jimmy had one of the best personalities and was always willing to help,” said Spencer Bruce, president and CEO. “Many may remember he and Chad last year when they saved a kitten from a fire hydrant. This action was not out of the norm for either one of them.”