Dr. Mark Lynn

Local News
1:36 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Champion Country Ham Fetches $300,000

The grand champion country ham, displayed by Miss Kentucky Jessica Casebolt, was produced by Scott Hams of Greenville, Kentucky.

The Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham fetched $300,000 at a charity auction today.

Since 1964, the top ham has been auctioned at the close of the Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast.

This year’s top bidder was Louisville optometrist Dr. Mark Lynn.

"Louisville has been very, very good to us, we’ve been very lucky in life. We feel very fortunate. I’ve got four great kids, seven great-grandkids and a wonderful wife and it’s time to give back," Lynn said.

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