Farmer, Notable Politician Dies In Tractor Accident

Posted On June 20, 2012

(Petersburg, Ky.) – A revered Boone County politician died in a tractor accident in Petersburg on Monday.


The sheriff’s office says Albert Arlinghaus was killed when the tractor he was riding on overturned sometime Monday evening.


Family members were worried when Arlinghaus did not return home from fertilizing a field. They went out to find the tractor over an embankment.


Arlinghaus was pronounced dead at the scene


Known as “Butch”, Arlinghaus was a prominent member of the Boone County Republican Party.