Kentucky State Fair

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A nearly 16-pound ham sold for $2 million on Thursday at the Kentucky State Fair.

Champion Ham Sells For $350,000 At State Fair

Aug 22, 2013
Rick Howlett

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.

This year’s top bidder was the Yum Brands Foundation, the charitable arm of the Louisville-based fast food company.   Proceeds from the 350-thousand dollar sale will go to the Fund for the Arts.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- 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.

Scott Hams

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.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -- State veterinarians will be watching for evidence of swine flu during this year'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.