Saturday, August 22, 2009

A story that will make you want to visit a state fair

"Louisville may be the state's largest city, but for 11 days each August it becomes the center of rural Kentucky at its best," writes Lexington Herald-Leader columnist Tom Eblen. "You will find farm families from across the state, showing off the bounty of their hard work, rich land and considerable ingenuity." (Read more)

But if you go, don't touch the pigs. Not to keep yourself from getting H1N1 ("swine") flu, but to keep you from giving it to them. Monica Davey of The New York Times reports on new safeguards at state fairs.

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