Man’s throat slit in ‘Redneck Rave’ in Kentucky

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A five-day festival in a small Kentucky town that doesn’t even have a stop light should’ve been a red flag.

Mammoth Cave, Ken., hosted Redneck Rave, an event that featured live music and a demolition derby, among other things, and the result was a lot of bad.

There were many who suffered broken bones, dislocated fingers, and lacerations but some of the more notable injuries included one man whose throat was slit, a woman choked in a fight over a blanket, and a man impaled on a log.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office had to contain twice the amount of people they’re used to – though that proved difficult considering the lack of manpower.


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The sheriff’s office set up traffic checkpoints and it wasn’t long before the first arrest was made.

“The first vehicle that came through, we found meth, marijuana, and an open alcohol container,” said Sheriff Shane Doyle. “And then one of the occupants had two active warrants … We were like, ‘Well, this doesn’t bode well for the weekend.’”

In all, 48 people were charged, the majority of which were drug- and alcohol-related. Fourteen of them were arrested while the rest received citations. The charges ranged from assault and strangulation to drug and alcohol possession.


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One man’s throat was slit, allegedly by a friend who fled the scene and has yet to be found.

A woman was choked “until she was losing consciousness” during a fight over a blanket.

Another attendee accidentally drove over a log that went through his vehicle’s floorboard and impaled him through his abdomen.

“When it tried to come out through his back it was stopped by a steel plate behind his seat,” described Doyle.

He was flown to hospital after paramedics ruled it safer to leave the log in the man than try to remove it.

Justin Stowers, the organizer of Redneck Rave, took to Instagram to describe the event as “the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”


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He added in a separate post that only one arrest was made.

Stowers is already looking ahead to the next event and wants everyone to know he’s listening to all suggestions on how things can be improved for the next event.

The next Redneck Rave is scheduled for Oct. 14-17.


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