Kentucky Proud Connection staff report


Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and Kentucky State Fair Board President Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe will announce the results of voting for the 2014 Kentucky Local Food Heroes on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. EDT at the Kentucky Proud Experience Tent on the West Lawn of the Kentucky Exposition Center on opening day of the 2014 Kentucky State Fair.

People from all over the Commonwealth voted in July to select three Kentucky producers as the 2014 Kentucky Local Food Heroes. The awards, a partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Seed Capital Kentucky, and Louisville Metro, were launched in 2013. The awards are sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America.

The public is invited, and representatives of the news media are encouraged to attend. Fair goers who attend the event may enjoy locally produced foods and beverages.