Memorial Ruck for Jim Padgett

Posted at 11:23 PM, Sep 11, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Saturday, some Kentuckians were remembering a young life lost last month.

31-year-old Jim Padgett was killed two weeks ago in Jessamine County.

He was welding a dump truck when it exploded and later died from his injuries.

In his memory, family and friends organized a four-mile Memorial Ruck on the Legacy Trail in Lexington.

"But one of the biggest things was that I was never supposed to have children. And he was my miracle baby. God blessed me with a fantastic son for 31 years and that is the greatest gift I could have ever received," said Mary Mudd, Jim's mother.