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Hiring To Begin Soon For State Fair Jobs

Hiring will begin early next month for about 275 temporary jobs at the Kentucky State Fair.The positions include maintenance and housekeeping staff, admission gate keepers, tour guides and tram drivers.Wages begin at $7.25 an hour.Hiring begins Monday, August 8 and continues through the fair’s ten-day run, which begins on August 18.Application must be made in person.Here are details from the Kentucky State Fair Board:The Kentucky State Fair is hiring approximately 275 temporary workers. Applications will be accepted starting Monday, August 8th.The positions include maintenance staff, grounds, housekeeping, admission gate keepers, tour guides, and tram drivers.Wages start at $7.25 an hour, and vary with position. Temporary positions are available from August 17th through August 28th. The Kentucky State Fair runs Thursday, August 18th through Sunday, August 28th.Hiring will take place on Monday, August 8th, through Friday, August 12th in South Wing C of the Kentucky Exposition Center. It will continue Saturday, August 13th through Sunday, August 28th at the Kentucky State Fair Employment Trailer located near Gate 4 of the Kentucky Exposition Center off Crittenden Drive. Please see the schedule below for times in which applications will be accepted:Monday, August 8 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (South Wing C)Tuesday, August 9 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (South Wing C)Wednesday, August 10 - Friday, August 12 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (South Wing C)Saturday, August 13 - Monday, August 15 8a.m. - 4 p.m. (Gate 4)Tuesday, August 16 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Gate 4)Wednesday, August 17 - Thursday, August 18 6 a.m. - midnight (Gate 4)Friday, August 19 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Gate 4)Saturday, August 20 6 a.m. - midnight (Gate 4)Sunday, August 21 - Friday, August 26 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Gate 4)Saturday, August 27 6 a.m. - midnight (Gate 4)Sunday, August 28 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Gate 4)All applicants must apply in person and be at least 18 years old. Applicants must have proper identification to verify work eligibility, such as a photo ID and a Social Security Card or a passport. No expired documents will be accepted.For additional information, call (502) 367-5235 for the Employment Trailer. Temporary jobs will also be available after the Fair. Those interested in working after Aug. 28th can apply at the Kentucky Exposition Center's administrative office in the front of Freedom Hall.The 107th Kentucky State Fair will be held Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. For more information and continued updates on the 2011 Kentucky State Fair, visit the official website.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.