Ham Sells for $2 Million at Charity Auction

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 272198921 - wbko.com/a?a=272198921