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Kentucky Fair Board president announces retirement

Kentucky Fair Board president announces retirement

by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 8:12 PM

   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Harold Workman, whose job status as president of the Kentucky Fair Board has been in question, has announced he is retiring at the end of the year.

   Workman has been involved in controversies recently over the firing of the general manager of the KFC Yum Center and reports that he had fallen into disfavor among some board members.

   The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/GGbWMT) reports the board also suffered a revenue drop in recent years with the razing of the Executive Inn, closure of Kentucky Kingdom and move of the University of Louisville basketball teams from Freedom Hall to the Yum Center.

   Workman, fair board president and CEO since 1993, makes $249,260 a year, according to a state database. His contract was set to expire at the end of June.

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