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Barn fire leads to telephone disruption
MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Long-distance telephone service was knocked out for more than eight hours across parts of the region Wednesday after a barn fire burned a telephone cable. The barn 15 miles north of Madisonville caught fire about 4 a.m. CDT, and the flames severed a nearby cable owned by Kentucky Data Link that carries AT&T calls, said AT&T spokesman Dave Johnson of Bedminster, N.J.