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Procession held for Stanford, Ky. mayor killed in mowing accident

Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 4:46 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2020 at 3:16 PM EDT
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STANFORD, Ky. (WKYT) - A procession was held Wednesday for Stanford Mayor Scottie Ernst, who was killed Tuesday afternoon in a mowing accident:

The coroner tells us Ernst was mowing an area on Martin Luther King Blvd., near the site where a replica of Fort Logan is being built, when the mower rolled over the top of him.

We’re told Ernst had volunteered to mow the area.

The coroner tells us Mayor Scottie Ernst was mowing an area on Martin Luther King Blvd., near the site where a replica of Fort Logan is being built, when the mower rolled over the top of him.
The coroner tells us Mayor Scottie Ernst was mowing an area on Martin Luther King Blvd., near the site where a replica of Fort Logan is being built, when the mower rolled over the top of him.(WKYT)

Ernst was elected in 2018.

According to WPBK Radio, Stanford fire chief Scott Maples will serve as the acting mayor of the city for the next 30 days until a new mayor is appointed.

Funeral services for Ernst are still pending.

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