Ham Sells for $2 Million at Charity Auction

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A nearly 16-pound ham has sold for $2 million at the Kentucky State Fair.

Republic Bank paid $1 million and Hermitage Farm Charities joined with Bridgeman Foods to pay $1 million to buy the ham Thursday as part of a charity auction at the 51st annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast sponsored by the Kentucky Farm Bureau. The price broke a 2010 record of $1.6 million.

A spokeswoman for Hermitage Farm Charities and Bridgeman Foods said the group plans to donate part of their $1 million to Louisville's West End School, a private school for at-risk boys. Republic Bank CEO Steve Trager said they will donate to a charity in the health care and education area.

The ham provided by Broadbents B&B Foods in Kuttawa weighed 15.89 pounds, selling for $125,865 per pound.

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