Champion Ham Fetches $600,000

A team from Louisville-based Republic Bank submitted the top bid for this year’s Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham (displayed in photo by Miss Kentucky Ann Blair Thornton). The ham auction is the traditional end of the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast at the fair. Republic Bank was the top bidder at… Continue reading Champion Ham Fetches $600,000

Kentucky State Fair Officials Plan No Changes Following Indiana Tragedy

Gates open tomorrow morning at 7:00 for the 2011 Kentucky State Fair. Spokeswoman Amanda Storment says officials are mindful of last week’s tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, where five people were killed when a concert stage rigging was brought down by a gust of wind. Storment says they’re confident that the rigging that’s used… Continue reading Kentucky State Fair Officials Plan No Changes Following Indiana Tragedy

Over 800 Show for Kentucky State Fair Jobs

Hiring for temporary positions for Kentucky’s 107th State Fair began on Monday. Around 850 people lined up to fill 275 positions. As WFPL reported, applications will be accepted up until the last day of the fair on Aug. 28. “Some people can only work a couple days a week. We need to hire more people… Continue reading Over 800 Show for Kentucky State Fair Jobs

Hiring To Begin Soon For State Fair Jobs

Hiring will begin early next month for about 275 temporary jobs at the Kentucky State Fair. The positions include maintenance and housekeeping staff, admission gate keepers, tour guides and tram drivers. Wages begin at $7.25 an hour. Hiring begins Monday, August 8 and continues through the fair’s ten-day run, which begins on August 18. Application… Continue reading Hiring To Begin Soon For State Fair Jobs

Deadline to Enter State Fair Contests Approaching

by Stephanie Crosby A few changes are taking place this year to the competitions at the Kentucky State Fair. Expositions Director Corinne Fetter says there are a number of changes to several categories ranging from livestock to photography. “New for this year, in our vegetable and melon department, we have the largest pumpkin contest,” says… Continue reading Deadline to Enter State Fair Contests Approaching

State Fair Attendance Up Six Percent

This year’s Kentucky State Fair drew nearly 622,000 people, a six-percent increase from the previous year and the second-highest total in five years.                          Fair Board President Harold Workman says officials were optimistic that attendance would pick up this year, given the fact that more people were choosing to spend their entertainment dollars closer to… Continue reading State Fair Attendance Up Six Percent