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Sights From the First Day of the Kentucky State Fair

Heather Jo Ransdell, 12, left, and Laura Ackerman, 15, eat donut burgers at the Kentucky State Fair, in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Photo by Eleanor Hasken
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Heather Jo Ransdell, 12, left, and Laura Ackerman, 15, eat donut burgers at the Kentucky State Fair, in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Photo by Eleanor Hasken

The food. The rides. The farm animals.The Kentucky State Fair started today andruns through Aug. 24.A few years ago, WFPL's Devin Katayama checked out the fair for the first time and filed this report on the sounds from the annual tradition. Listen below:So what this year? This morning, Eleanor Hasken headed to the fairgrounds. Here's what she saw:

Heather Jo Ransdell, 12, left, and Laura Ackerman, 15, eat donut burgers.

Fatima Alabisalim naps against a cow after being up all night setting up for the exposition.

Carson Cameron, 7, left, and Caleb Cameron, 11, climb on hay bales.

   Hot brown on a stick. Maybe you've heard about it.

Mike Smith, 62, uses a watering can to pour water into rabbit cages.