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Troy Bass, coordinator of Warren County Emergency Management, works with local emergency responders and Warren County Fair leaders to ensure the safety of fairgoers, including when severe weather threatens.  

 

On any given day at the Warren County Fair, there’s plenty of excitement: Grand champions to be named, festive new foods to try, shows that draw laughs or wows from the crowd.

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In 1905, four people were killed in a lightning strike at the Warren County Fair. Today, emergency management officials work with the fair to keep tragedy from striking again. See the coverage in The Advocate-Tribune, an early predecessor of the Independent Advocate.

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In 1905, four people were killed in a lightning strike at the Warren County Fair. Today, emergency management officials work with the fair to keep tragedy from striking again. See the coverage in The Advocate-Tribune, an early predecessor of the Independent Advocate.

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