Kentucky State Fair http://wkms.org en Clinton's Harper's Country Ham State Fair Grand Champion Brings $350,000 at Auction http://wkms.org/post/clintons-harpers-country-ham-state-fair-grand-champion-brings-350000-auction <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $350,000 at a charity auction today. Harper’s Country Hams of Clinton produced the&nbsp; grand champion country ham.</p><p>The sale was conducted during the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 50th annual country ham breakfast.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:04:18 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 34234 at http://wkms.org Clinton's Harper's Country Ham State Fair Grand Champion Brings $350,000 at Auction Ham auctioned for $300,000 at KY State Fair http://wkms.org/post/ham-auctioned-300000-ky-state-fair <p>The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $300,000 at a charity auction Thursday. Since 1964, the top ham has been auctioned at the close of the Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast. This year’s top bidder was Louisville optometrist Dr. Mark Lynn.</p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:44:01 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 21216 at http://wkms.org Ham auctioned for $300,000 at KY State Fair 273-pound Watermelon Wins Kentucky State Fair http://wkms.org/post/273-pound-watermelon-wins-kentucky-state-fair <p>A watermelon weighing 273.3 lbs. has won the blue ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair. Fair spokeswoman Amanda Storment says the watermelon is one of the five largest ever grown and the largest on record in the U.S. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:20:59 +0000 The Associated Press 20928 at http://wkms.org 273-pound Watermelon Wins Kentucky State Fair Ky. State Fair Entries Expected to Show Signs of Drought http://wkms.org/post/ky-state-fair-entries-expected-show-signs-drought <p>The summer drought is expected to have an impact on many of the Kentucky State Fair&rsquo;s agricultural entries. Kentucky&rsquo;s suffered a hot, dry summer, and farmers in the western half of the state are bearing the brunt of the disaster. The stress has already shown up on fair entries in other drought-stricken areas of the country, with smaller ears of corn and other vegetables and fewer head of livestock on display. Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:47:47 +0000 Angela Hatton 20307 at http://wkms.org Ky. State Fair Entries Expected to Show Signs of Drought