State lawmaker suffers injury caring for family horse

Published 4:26 pm Tuesday, December 19, 2023

A Kentucky state lawmaker says she is recuperating following a serious injury she sustained while caring for the family horse late last week.

On Monday, Sen. Amanda Mays Bledsoe, R-Lexington, issued a statement in which she explained what happened.

“On the afternoon of December 15, I was caring for our family’s horse when I was unexpectedly kicked in the face, which resulted in needing to undergo emergency surgery over the weekend.  While this injury is serious, I am eternally grateful that I believe I will make a full recovery and will not have any long-term or permanent damage.”

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She added, “I want to especially thank the Lexington Fayette County EMS and Fire Department, which responded to the scene and transported me to the hospital, and the medical professionals at the University of Kentucky Hospital Trauma Critical Care Centerwho, in my most urgent time of need, provided me with world-class care that was second to none.”

Sen. Mays Bledsoe remains upbeat, despite the injury.  “There is never a convenient time to be injured; it’s even less fortunate to have this happen right before the holidays and the start of the 2024 session.  While the road to full recovery will not be easy, this will not keep me down for long. I look forward to returning to Frankfort and getting back to work as soon as possible.”

Mays Bledsoe, who was elected to a four-year term in the state Senate in 2022, spent eight years before that as a member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council.