Drennon ride to benefit local man

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By Cindy DiFazio

Staff writer/photographer

Renee Shaw of Pleasureville says her husband Doug is lucky to be alive.

On Aug. 15, Doug Shaw was involved in a farming accident that left his pelvis broken in several spots. He also suffered a broken right shoulder blade and two broken ribs.

“With all the fractures in his pelvis.” she said, “he had two pins in each side and an external fixator bar to hold the pins.”

He was bringing two loads of tobacco in on his father’s farm when the accident occurred. “The tractor turned upside down,” Renee Shaw said. “It basically rolled over him.”

Doug Shaw was taken by Stat-Flight to University of Louisville Hospital where he spent five days. He spent another two weeks at Frazier Rehabilitation Center.

Incredibily, just seven weeks later Doug Shaw is walking with a cane and even driving.

“He’s doing a very good job,” Renee Shaw said. “He wasn’t supposed to get the pins out for eight weeks, but got them out at five-and-a-half weeks.”

Nevertheless, he will not be able to return to his job at Hussey Fabricated Products until some time in January 2009. “He is going to have a long road to get back to normal,” she said.

That is where the Drennon Trail Ride came into play.

Doug Shaw’s coworker, Sherry Hardin, approached the Shaws to offer the proceeds of the 2008 Drennon Trail Ride for the family’s expenses. “She asked if they could do this for us,” Renee Shaw said.

The trail ride begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and continues through Sunday, Oct. 12. Camping is available beginning Friday, Oct. 10.

The Drennon Trail Ride is a historical celebration with a 14-mile ride in and around Drennon Springs. Participants must provide their own horses, gear and lunch.

There will be a cookout on Friday and Saturday nights, a horseshoe tournament and live music by the Insane Outlaws on Saturday night only. There is a $5 cover charge per person for the band.

Ten percent of the proceeds also will go to the family of Greg Sharp Sr.

For more information, contact Sherry Hardin at 502-741-9752 or 502-974-0008 or Rosie Dunaway at 502-947-0917 or 845-5663 ext. 627.

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