LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Pork and politics have been served up at the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction at the state fairgrounds in Louisville.
A sellout crowd of 1,600 watched the state fair's grand champion ham auctioned off for $350,000 at the annual event Thursday. The winning bid came from the Yum Foundation. The organization's manager, Angela Osting, said the money will go to the Louisville-based Fund For the Arts.
Osting says it was her first time at the event and she came away claiming the 13.3-pound slab of prized meat.
During the auction, Miss Kentucky carried the ham on a silver tray garnished with roses to give bidders a close look at the meat.
The crowd ate country ham biscuits and scrambled eggs and heard from the state's top political leaders.
WHAS11's Joe Arnold was at the breakfast and has more in the video player above.