Kentucky State Fair – Day Two

06Sep09

Photos from my second day of adventures!

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Ashley Goecke, 13, from Bracken County shows her market hog at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. She won the class grand champion ribbon in the all other breed class. “Pigs are my favorite animal so that’s why I like showing them,” Goecke said.

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Turner Slaton, 10, from Madisonville, Ky. wins the reserve light cross bred champion ribbon for his cross-bred hog at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. This is his first year in 4-H and showing hogs.

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David Inbody of Bluffton, Ohio clips his ram in preparation for show at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. This is his 17th year coming to the Fair.

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Kaleb Von Denhuevel, left, and his son Tim, right, from Wapakoneta, Ohio, groom a horn dorsett ewe lamb at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. The family has been raising polled and horned dorsett ewes for 25 years. “It’s a more relaxed atmosphere than some of the other fairs we go to,” Kaleb said. “Everybody gets along with everybody.”

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Swine show clerk Reva Mitchell, left, and Assistant Superintendent Ron Bowman, right, talk as the pigs are being shown at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Mitchell and Bowman are both extension agents for the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture.

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Joe Taylor, right, the president-elect of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association, explains how bees pollinate to Loretta Murrey, middle, of Glasgow, Ky. at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. Taylor, who is from Grayson County, says about one-third of food grown is pollinated by honey bees, including most fruit. “We encourage beekeeping,” Taylor said. “I think everyone should have a hive.”

Photos are property of Kristin Sherrard and the Lexington Herald-Leader

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