Country ham auctions for record amount at State Fair

The grand champion country ham was auctioned for a record price at the Kentucky State Fair.

It sold for $2.8 million — a combination of winning bids by Louisville businessman Mark Lynn and Central Bank. The money will go to charities, including 4H, FFA and UK Hospital.  The 18-pound ham was produced by Broadbent Foods of Kuttawa.

Meanwhile, at least two Democrats considering a run for governor were at the auction.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes believes the current focus should be on this November’s election and won’t say if she’s made a decision on the 2019 gubernatorial race.

House Democratic Leader Rocky Adkins acknowledges he’s considering a run, but hasn’t made anything official.

Adkins is calling on anyone considering a run for governor next year to suspend fundraising until after this fall’s election.

Attorney General Andy Beshear, a Democrat, is the only candidate to have officially announced he’s running for governor.