One of the local residents who was at the Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded calls it a traumatic experience.
As previously reported, Paula Yoakum of Hopkinsville was waiting for her husband Eddie Yoakum to finish the race when the first explosion hit. Both were uninjured in the blast, but Ms. Yoakum says she can't fathom why anyone would attack innocent people attending and running in a marathon.
Ms. Yoakum says she and her husband have participated in many races over the years, but had never experience anything like Monday.
Similar stories have emerged across the country of people who traveled to Boston to take part in one of the country's grandest traditions, only to become part of one of the nation's darkest days.