Aug. 23, 2012 —
The annual auction of the fair’s prize winning ham produced a winning bid of $300,000 from Dr. Mark Lynn and Associates of Louisville. The money for the 17.6-pound ham produced by Scott Hams of Greenville will go to charity.
Lynn announced the money this year will go to the University of Louisville, Visually Impaired Preschool Services and Eastern Area Community Ministries. He also indicated the ham will be donated to Wayside Christian Mission.
The $300,000 bid was about half of last year’s bid and a far cry from the record amount of $1.2 million.
RONNIE ELLIS writes for CNHI News Service and is based in Frankfort. Reach him firstname.lastname@example.org.