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Jury awards $10,000 to dog bite victim

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By Linda Ireland

 A three-day trial resulted in a settlement for a Hodgenville man who claims he was bitten by his neighbor’s dogs.

Joseph C. Johnson, 82, said he was attacked by two black dogs on Jan. 7, 2011, as he crossed North L&N Turnpike on his way to a mailbox.

He suffered bites to his legs and buttocks, requiring stitches and several treatments at area hospitals, according to court records.

The dogs had taken him to the ground when a family member came to his rescue by firing a gun in the air.


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