state fair http://wfpl.org en Sounds of the State Fair http://wfpl.org/post/sounds-state-fair <p></p><p>This is the opening weekend of the Kentucky State Fair, and what better time to revisit Devin Katayama's radio portrait of the fair from last year?&nbsp;</p><p>For anyone anticipating an afternoon on the midway, let this get you even more excited. For those of you who would rather skip the whole thing, this is your vicarious visit.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:23:24 +0000 Gabe Bullard 1364 at http://wfpl.org Sounds of the State Fair Veterinarians Will Be Watching for Swine Flu at Kentucky State Fair http://wfpl.org/post/veterinarians-will-be-watching-swine-flu-kentucky-state-fair <p>Veterinarians will be watching for evidence of swine flu during this year&#39;s Kentucky State Fair as health officials nationwide have reported a five-fold increase of a new strain of the flu that spreads from pigs to people.</p><p>State veterinarians will staff the swine pavilion and visually inspect all swine. Animals that are coughing, sneezing or have labored breathing will be isolated and tested.</p><p>Fair Board President Harold Workman says the fair is prepared for the slightest sign of an outbreak and the public will be notified immediately if swine flu is found.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:03:43 +0000 Gabe Bullard & The Associated Press 1277 at http://wfpl.org