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September 19, 2013

Turner suffers tough break

Somerset —

State Representative Tommy Turner, at right, is “laid up” at home recuperating from a broken leg.
“We were over in Virginia last Saturday letting our dogs run bears ... we go over there to Virginia and to Harlan and Letcher counties a lot. We run bears over there like we run raccoons over here,” said Turner, an avid sportsman.
“Our dogs treed a bear and I was walking around a ledge (left from a coal mining operation) and got too close to the edge. The ledge gave way and I fell,” Turner related.
“The boys with me said I fell about 15 feet. I landed on my right leg and broke it,” Turner said.
“They had to winch me out of there. When I got out, I got on my four-wheeler and made it back to my truck. I didn’t know where any hospitals were around there so I drove on back from Virginia to the Somerset hospital (Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital),” Turner related.
“I’m doing OK. I’m doing really good, except laid up for a couple of days,” Turner concluded.
Turner represents the 85 House District.
 

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