FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky farmer who lost one arm in a grisly childhood farming accident never lost his passion for agricultural work.
Mark Wells tells The State Journal there's not a thing he doesn't do from trimming trees to hanging tobacco. He uses no special equipment.
The accident in 1973 happened on a farm in Scott County when his coat got caught in a piece of machinery. His right arm was torn off at the shoulder and both legs were shattered.
He spent five months in the hospital. A short three years later, he was hanging tobacco and he hasn't stopped farming since.
Today he works full-time on six different farms.