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Applications are now being accepted for hundreds of job openings at the Kentucky State Fair.

The ten-day fair begins next week and spokeswoman Amanda Storment says they’re hiring maintenance staff, admission gatekeepers tour guides and other personnel.

“We need as many as 800 temporary workers in addition to 200 full-time workers we have here,” Storment said.

Wages start at $7.25 per hour and vary with position.   Hiring will continue during the fair, which runs August 16 through 26.

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