A country ham weighing 17.62 pounds was auctioned off for $300,000 Thursday at the 49th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Breakfast at the State Fair.
The winning bidder was Louisville businessman Mark Lynn.
The money will go to the charity of his choice.
The record bid from a single bidder was $600,000 last year from Republic Bank. Two bidders in 2010 — Lynn and Republic Bank — offered the all-time high bid of $1.6 million.
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The winning ham came from Scott Farms in Muhlenberg County