The 400-Mile yard Sale event kicked off on Thursday and continues through Saturday along U.S. 68 through Logan County and beyond.
Kenleigh Miller and her great-grandmother Betty Wright started out in Russellville and were traveling to Bowling Green Thursday morning stopping at the numerous yard sales in between.
“She’s my yard sale buddy,” said Wright, who took the day off to spend with Kenleigh. “We are going to go all the way to Bowling Green today. It may take us all day if we stop at every sale along the way,” Wright added.
Kenleigh and her great-grandmother stopped at a sale being put on by Penny Prentice of Russellville. Prentice has been having a sale during the 400 Mile event for years.
“I love yard sales,” said Prentice. “I love going to them and having them. I love being able to offer items to people that I really don’t need anymore. You can find good deals at yard sales. Everyone needs a good deal don’t they?”
The Kentucky Department of transportation has advised motorists traveling on U.S. 68 throughout Kentucky to be aware of the annual yard sale event which is along the entire stretch of U.S. 68 in Kentucky. Motorists need to use extra caution when traveling on this route while this event is going on.
Slower traffic, distracted driving, increase in pedestrians, sight distance limitations and unusual parking conditions are some of the challenges motorists will face during this event. Motorists should always be aware of their surroundings. Slow down and be on the lookout for pedestrians, especially children. Just like in a construction zone, pay close attention when traveling through an area where multiple yard sales are taking place. Don’t allow electronic devices to be a distraction.
Taking these simple steps can greatly reduce the risk of vehicle crashes and pedestrian strikes.