Kentucky State Fair http://wuky.org en Champion Ham Sells For $350,000 At State Fair http://wuky.org/post/champion-ham-sells-350000-state-fair <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- A first-time buyer has stepped forward with the winning bid for this year’s Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham. The ham is auctioned at the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau ham breakfast, with the proceeds—and the ham—donated to charity.</p><p></p><p></p><p>This year’s top bidder was the Yum Brands Foundation, the charitable arm of the Louisville-based fast food company.&nbsp;&nbsp; Proceeds from the 350-thousand dollar sale will go to the Fund for the Arts.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:49:26 +0000 Rick Howlett & Kentucky Public Radio 36441 at http://wuky.org Champion Ham Sells For $350,000 At State Fair Ky. State Fair Attendance Down Slightly from 2011 http://wuky.org/post/ky-state-fair-attendance-down-slightly-2011 <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LOUISVILLE, Ky.&nbsp; -- Kentucky State Fair Board officials say attendance at this year's state fair reached 599,854, narrowly missing the 600,000 mark it's passed the last three years.</span> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:23:59 +0000 Associated Press 19891 at http://wuky.org Ky. State Fair Attendance Down Slightly from 2011 Prize Ham Brings $300,000 At Farm Bureau Auction http://wuky.org/post/prize-ham-brings-300000-farm-bureau-auction <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville physician has offered the winning bid of $300,000 for a prize ham at a Kentucky Farm Bureau charity event in Louisville.</span> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:04:28 +0000 Associated Press 19555 at http://wuky.org Prize Ham Brings $300,000 At Farm Bureau Auction Vets To Watch For Swine Flu At Ky. State Fair http://wuky.org/post/vets-watch-swine-flu-ky-state-fair <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LOUISVILLE, Ky.&nbsp; -- State veterinarians will be watching for evidence of swine flu during this year&#39;s Kentucky State Fair as health officials nationwide have reported a five-fold increase of a new strain of the flu that spreads from pigs to people.</span> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:37:54 +0000 Associated Press 18870 at http://wuky.org Vets To Watch For Swine Flu At Ky. State Fair