Louisville was a buzz for the Kentucky State Fair held August 15-25. Cloverville, the 4-H village-like area located in AgLand in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center, gave young people from all 120 counties an opportunity to showcase their best work to the entire state.
The fair was the culminating event for 4-H’ers who have put countless hours of research and preparation into their projects.
During the year, 4-H’ers mastered specific skills to complete their project and developed valuable life skills like perseverance and responsibility in the process. Seven Carter County 4-H members walked away from this year’s Cloverville with champion ribbons:
Darrin Yates – Electricity Circuits – Blue, Electric Division Reserve Champion & Wood Science Level 4 – Blue, Woodworking Division Reserve Champion
Lilly Gilbert – Leaf Collection – Blue, Forestry Division Reserve Champion
Elizabeth Middleton – Quilted Runner – Blue, Needlework Division Reserve Champion
William Middleton – Senior Heritage Arts – Blue, Class Champion
Kenzie Owens – Horticulture Production and Marketing – Blue, Class Champion
Aubri Perkins – Junior Felted Wool Applique Mat – Blue, Class Champion
In addition to the projects, Cloverville and the rest of the State Fair was home to live showcases and hands-on contests that allowed 4-H members to display their natural talents and abilities and to entertain fairgoers. Carter County 4-H champions in these events included Brady Sammons, Gerald Flaugher, and Sydney Bush. Sammons earned top honors in the Senior Avian Bowl and will compete at the National Poultry & Egg Conference in November. Flaugher received the Grand Champion ribbon for the Senior Lawn Mower Driving contest. Bush earned the Reserve Champion award for the Junior Poultry Judging contest after successfully evaluating eggs, past production hens, and ready to cook carcasses.
Carter County 4-H received one of two $50 awards presented by the Kentucky Poultry Federation to the poultry team with the best shirt design. The senior Avian Bowl team consisting of Brady Sammons, Kane Castle, Cheron Flaugher, and Gerald Flaugher also placed second in the double elimination style tournament.
The LEGO Wizards placed sixth in the Robotics Challenge where they programed an EV3 LEGO robot to perform various tasks and used junk drawer items to build a car. Team members included Reese Bush, Sydney Bush, Ethan Pope, Hayley Cushard, Jackson Stewart, Ashton Moore, and Austin Gearhart.
Other Carter County 4-H members participating in the State Fair included:
Blaine Brammell – Market Lamb
Colby Brammell – Market Lamb – 4th in Class
Joel Brammell – Market Lamb
Josh Brammell – Market Lamb
Kendall Brammell – Market Lamb
Sydney Bush – Avian Bowl – Blue
Kane Castle – Poultry Judging – Red; Avian Bowl – Red
Aubrey Cox – Coffee Cake – White
Haley Cushard – Junior Art Trends – Red
Gabe Davis – Market Lamb – 2nd in Class
Destiny Davis –Market Lamb – 4th in Class; Carrot Cake – White
Chandler Easterling – Photography – White
Ethan Easterling – Photography – Red
Allison Elkin – Senior Watercolor – Blue; & Senior Circular Shape Drawing – Blue
Olivia Elkin – Knitting – Red
Madison Evans – Senior Oil Painting – Blue
Dawson Felty – Market Lamb – 3rd in Class
Hannah Felty – Market Lamb
Cheron Flaugher – Senior Avian Bowl – Red;
Gerald Flaugher – Senior Tractor Driving – Red; Senior Poultry Judging – 8th place, Blue; Avian Bowl – Red
Maddyson Flannery – Snickerdoodle Cookies – White
Alyssa Holbrook – Poultry Judging – Red
Nevaeh Kouns – Junior Cartooning – Red; Junior Color Pencil – White
Matthew Maddix – Wood Science Level 2 – Blue
Ashton Moore – Junior Basket Making – Green
Kenzie Owens – Horticulture Project Exhibits Blue & Home Environment Unit 1 – White
Ethan Pope – Junior Upcycling – Blue; Home Environment Invitation and Thank You Letter – Red; Poultry Judging – Blue; Avian Bowl – White
Trinity Prichard – Home Environment Decorative Item for the Home – Blue
Rickalyn Rayburn – Home Environment Accessory for the Home – Blue
Brady Sammons – Geology – Blue; Senior Two Point Perspective Drawing – Red; Electronics – Green; Poultry Judging – Blue, 7th Place
David Sexton – Wood Science Level 1 – White
Kendra Vanlandingham – Junior Oil Painting – Blue; Junior Oil Landscape – Blue
Makyla Waggoner – Quilted Mat – White
Riley Weaver – Terrariums – Blue; Dish Gardens – Red; Senior Contour Drawing Red; Senior Mask – Red; & Senior Clay Bust – Red
Vayda Wiggs –Cornmeal Muffins – White
Carter Wiseman – Market Lamb
Darrin Yates – Senior Upcycling – Blue
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Destiny Davis – 4th in Market Lamb Class
Gabe Davis – 2nd in Market Lamb Class
Senior Avian Bowl Team – Brady Sammons, Cheron Flaugher, Gerald Flaugher, Kane Castle
Reserve Champion Junior Poultry Judging – Sydney Bush
Top 10 Senior Poultry Judging – Brady Sammons & Gerald Flaugher
Senior Avian Bowl Grand Champion – Brady Sammons
Senior Lawn Mower Champion – Gerald Flaugher
Josh Brammell shears his lamb prior to the market lamb show.
Dawson & Hannah Felty
Lily Gilbert with her Reserve Champion Forestry Project.
LEGO Wizards – Austin Gearhart, Sydney Bush, Haley Cushard, Ethan Pope, Ashton Moore, Jackson Stewart, Reese Bush
Poultry Team Members – Back Row: Ethan Pope, Brady Sammons, Kane Castle, Gerald Flaugher
Front Row: Alyssa Holbrook, Cheron Flaugher, Sydney Bush
LEGO Wizards during the Robotics Challenge – Ehtan Pope, Haley Cushard, Reese Bush, Austin Gearhart
Kendra Vanlandingham with her painting.
Market lamb exhibitors – Josh Brammell, Gabriel Davis, Joel Brammell & Dawson Felty