Winchester Fire-EMS Chief Cathy Rigney blocks Highland Street after a tractor-trailer pulled a utility pole and transformer down Tuesday morning. Parts of downtown Winchester, including the courthouse and city hall, lost power for about 30 minutes. (Photo by Fred Petke)
A broken utility pole and transformer lie on South Highland Street after they were pulled down by a passing truck Tuesday. Much of downtown Winchester lost power for less than 30 minutes. (Photo by Fred Petke)
A tractor-trailer going up South Highland Street Tuesday morning snared a power line, eventually pulling the line, breaking the utility pole and causing a power outage in downtown Winchester. Kentucky Utilities workers removed the damaged wires. (Photo by Fred Petke)
A Kentucky Utilities employee removes lines and wires from South Highland Street as Winchester Fire-EMS Chief Cathy Rigney looks on, background. The lines were pulled down by a passing truck around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. (Photo by Fred Petke)
Kentucky utilities lineman Ward Schoon works to restore power to downtown Winchester after a tractor trailer snagged a power line on South Highland Street Tuesday morning. The truck pulled the lines down and broke a utility pole, which brought a transformer to the street. (Photo by Fred Petke)
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Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-759-0051.