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LaRue County Fair starts Monday

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Walking horse show is Saturday

By Linda Ireland

The oldest, continuously-running fair in the state kicks off Saturday with several animal shows: rabbits at 8 a.m.; walking horses at 4 p.m.
The majority of the fun begins Monday when Forever Young Amusements rolls into Hodgenville in time to set up carnival rides for the 107th LaRue County Fair.
That night, June 23, a new Mother of the Year will be selected at 8 p.m.; and a new Miss LaRue County Fair will be crowned at 8:30 p.m.
Most of the events during the week are time-honored crowd pleasers – but there have been a few changes.
The Mounted Shooters have an encore performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The club puts on a trick riding show, shooting black powder blanks at balloons from horseback.
There will be ATV racing at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 26, in front of the grandstands (addition to fair book).
The spaghetti eating contest also returns for a second year, with hands-barred entertainment on Friday night.
At 4 p.m. Saturday, the Central Kentucky Radio Control Pullers will put on an exhibition with model trucks and tractors. The event will be followed by a lawn and garden tractor pull at 7:30 p.m.
The regular tractor pull is 8 p.m. Friday.
There will be no children’s day activities.
For a full schedule of events, see page ____ or pick up a copy of the fair book at The LaRue County Herald News or other local businesses. For more information, call MaDonna Hornback at 270-401-1303 or visit www.laruecofair.com.
Admission to the Greensburg Street fairgrounds on Monday through Thursday is $8 per person; it’s $10 per person on Friday and Saturday. Admission includes rides, shows and exhibits.

The LaRue County Fair is hosted by the LaRue County Fair Board.