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The Kentucky State Fair Board’s CEO search committee will meet in executive session Friday morning and the full board could vote for current CEO and president Harold Workman’s replacement in the afternoon.

Workman has been the fair board’s CEO and president since 1993, but over the past couple of years he has had some disagreements with the board, which has lost both revenue and management of the KFC Yum Center. This year, the board approved a budget with a projected $5.4 million deficit.

Workman announced his retirement in March, and his contract will end at the end of this year.

The fair board hired a search firm and a search committee led by board chair Ron Carmicle will narrow the pool to present finalists to the full board.

The group will meet Friday morning and is expected to report to the full board in the afternoon, where it could vote on Workman’s replacement.

WFPL will cover the meeting and have a full report in the afternoon.