Rains Dampen Attendance at 2014 Kentucky State Fair

Aug 29, 2014

Rainy weather for several days sapped some of the attendance out of this year’s Kentucky State Fair.  The 110th edition of the fair wrapped up this past Sunday.  It drew just under 516 thousand visitors.  The count fell below 600 thousand for the first time since 2012.  Rain fell on eight of the eleven days of the state fair.  Despite the decrease in attendance, other areas saw growth including the competitive entry departments and the World’s Championship Horse Show.

It’s time for our weekly preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader.  This week Rich discusses Thy Will Be Done, an original oratorio by Winchester composer Angela Rice. It's having its third production this weekend, Thursday at the Cathedral of Christ the King and then Sunday at Tates Creek Presbyterian..