Johnny France is probably the most well known person in our area. He speaks haltingly, but it's because he was nearly killed, when a horse kicked him in the head. He's very lucky to even be alive today.
He's had two TV made movies, and a segment on A&E's Channel's Fugitive Chronicles, titled "Nichols", made about an incident that happened years ago when he was sheriff of Madison County. Recently the Robert Redford movie, "Buck" feature Johnny in it. Buck, the main character, said he owed his life to Johnny France. When you click the link to A&E's website, below the video viewer you'll see a selection of shows. Click on the on called "Nichols".
Here is the link to the episode of Nichols