'Redneck Rave' at Kentucky park ends with 48 people charged, throat slashing, and an impalement

Posted at 2:56 PM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 14:57:50-04

(LEX 18/WNKY) — Kentucky is getting international attention for a recent five-day party billed as a "Redneck Rave." Dozens of people were arrested or cited.

Blue Holler OffRoad Park in Edmonson County hosted last week's event that organizers said would feature "mud, music, and mayhem."

It was mayhem for sure. The sheriff told WNKY that 14 people were arrested and another 34 were cited on criminal charges that ranged from assault and strangulation to drug and alcohol possession. One man reportedly had his throat slit, and a woman was allegedly choked "until she was losing consciousness" in a fight over a blanket.

Some who attended reported accidental injuries. That included one person who was impaled by a log that pierced the floorboard of his vehicle.

The organizer posted on Facebook they plan to improve on the things that happened at this event and make the one scheduled for October even better.