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TAYLOR COUNTY FAIR OFFICERS
TRAVIS
JUNIOR McCUBBIN

President

About Junior:

Junior is one of our newest members.  However, he is not a newby to the fair scene; he and his wife, Kathy, wre members severl years ago and rejoined in 2017.  Junior and Kathy are currently in charge of the Fair Board Concession Booth.  In the fall of 2018, Junior was elected as Vice President were he served for two years,  In the Fall of 2020, Junior was elected as President.

Paul Malone

Paul Malone

Vice-President

About Paul:
.Paul has been a board member since 2012 and served, from 2016 until the winter of 2019, as the 4th President of the Taylor County Fair Association. He has been active in many aspects of the fair; admissions, ground preperations, and maintenance. In the fall of 2017 he served on the grant committee and helped the fair recieve a state grant to improve the grounds. For 3 years, Paul was the auctioneer who sold the wood cravings nightly at the fair to benefit the community scholarships.  He has also served as chair of the petting zoo. In the fall of 2020, he was elected as vice president. 

Tiffany Browning

TIFFANY BROWNING

Secretary

About Tiffany:

Tiffany became a board member in 2013 after moving up from the Taylor County Junior Fair Board. Tiffany came to the Fair Board with a good working knowledge as she had served on the Kentucky State Fair Young Adult Project Youth Advisory Council.  During her committment there, she served on the Media Committee and Battle of the Bands.  She has spent many years on the Kentucky Equine Education Project Youth Board and served as Secretary, Vice-President and Region Representative. She has also brought experience from both 4-H amd FFA.  She presently serves as Taylor County Fair Pageants Director. In 2019 Tiffany became Horse Show Chair, as she has been active for many years with her family in showing American Saddlebreds and she is the granddaughter of board member Anna Lee Johns. In the winter of 2019, Tiffany was elected as the board's Secretary. During the fair when she is not under the Hoop Tent directing pageants and talent, you can find her working the gates.

PATTY EVANS

Treasurer

About Patty:

Patty is our newest member, but, she is very familiar with the workings of our fair: She is a former charter member and is married to board member William Wallace Evans. Patty recently retired as a DECA teacher in the Taylor County School system and brings marketing and business experience with her.  She works the main gate and will be very busy with her duties as treasurer. Patty is active with different organizations in our county including the Heistand House and Retired Teachers. Patty was elected as treasurer in the fall of 2018 and adds advertising to her list of Fair Board duties.

CHARTER MEMBERS
Mike Litchfield

MIKE LITCHFIELD

Charter Member

About Mike:

Mike has been a member of the Board since its inception in 1997.  Mike brings with him a valuable business backgound as he was store manager at Sherwin Williams for many years.  He was elected and served as Treasurer from 1997 through 2002 and served as Vice President from 2003 through 2009.  Mike was elected as the third President of Taylor County Fair Board Association and lead the board in this position from 2010 until 2016.  Many years Mike has helped with mainteance and grounds preparation.  Mike continues to measure and paint the fair parking lot.

WILLIAM WALLACE EVANS

WILLIAM WALLACE EVANS

Charter Member & FFA Representative

About William:

William Wallace has been the FFA Representative on the Fair Board since it was started in 1997. He has played a key role in FFA involvement and all agriculture related events and activities at the Fair.  William Wallace was responsible for the inception of the Taylor County Youth Fair Board, which was the state's first.  For many years he has managed the pit gate entrance to the Fairgrounds and has assisted in grounds preparation and maintenance as well.  In the fall of 2015 William Wallce was elected Vice President.  And in 2016, he became the chair for the Beef and Dairy Shows, a role which he continues to manage.  

HELEN

HELEN CANADA

Charter Members

About Helen:

IN MEMORY: Helen passed away in the fall of 2017. Helen had been a member of the Board since 1997. She provided invaluable service to the Fair over the years. She was married to board member, Utah Canada. They donated time and equipment through their business, Canada and Sons Excavating to improve and repair the grounds. Both were active in supporting youth and community activities that take place at the Fair and have also had roles in motorsports events through the years and assist in grounds preparation and maintenance as well. The Canadas were named the Kentucky Fair Person of the Year in 2000, the one and only time in which a couple received this honor.

UTAH

UTAH CANADA

Charter Members

About Utah:

Utah has been a member of the Board since 1997 and has provided invaluable service over the years. He was married to board member, Helen Canada, who passed away in the fall of 2017. They have often donated time and equipment through their business, Canada and Sons Excavating to improve and repair the grounds. Both are active in supporting youth and community activities that take place at the Fair and have also had roles in motorsports events through the years and assist in grounds preparation and maintenance as well. The Canadas were Kentucky Fair Person of the Year in 2000.

ANNA LEE JOHNS

ANNA LEE JOHNS

Charter Member

About Anna Lee:

Anna has been a member of the Board since 1997 and has managed the Championship Horse Show and Junior Horse Show every year. The show is named after her late husband, Tommie Johns, who was well known throughout the state for showing American Saddlebred horses.  After the horse show, you could find Anna Lee under the food tent cleaning tables.

Anna and her family are still active in showing horses and through her leadership the Tommie Johns Memorial Championship Horse Show continues to grow each year.

GARY SEABORNE

GARY SEABORNE

Charter Members

About Gary:

Gary has been active with the Fair Board since 1997, along with his wife, Jeannie. He is the former Superintendent of the Taylor County School system and brings a strong business knowledge to the Fair Board. Among other things he assists with the Horse Show along with grounds preparation, maintenance and gate admissions. Gary served on the Grant Committee in the fall of 2017. The Taylor County Fair Association received its first grant monies from the state and will use this to improve the grounds.

JEANNIE SEABORNE

JEANNIE SEABORNE

Charter Members

About Jeannie:

Jeannie has been active with the Fair Board since 1997. She is married to Fair Board member, Garry Seaborne.  Jeannie served as Secretary from 1997 through 2005.  In the past, she served as chair of Dancing With the Stars, which Taylor County was a leader in the fast growing event in the state of Kentucky Fairs.  Jeannie brought experience with her as Taylor County Fair Pageant Director in the past as she was Kentucky's 1960 Miss Kentucky County Fair.  She has also managed the Coca-Cola Talent Classic for many years. 


BOARD MEMBERS
KATHY MCCUBBIN

KATHY MCCUBBIN

Board Member

About Kathy:

Kathy is the wife of Junior McCubbin and is also one of our newest members. She is very familiar with the fair scene though having been a former fair board member. She will run the concession booth again this year, along with her husband. So, stop in and get some great fair food at a reasonable price! Tell Kathy hi while you are there!

SHONDA MALONE

SHONDA MALONE

Board Member

About Shonda:

Shonda joined the Fair Board in 2012 along with her husband Paul Malone, President. She has assisted at the main gate and has helped chair the petting zoo in the past. She served as Secretary from the fall of 2016, until the winter of 2019. In the fall of 2017, Shonda served on the State Grant Committee in which the Taylor County Fair Association received its first state grant to help improve the fairgrounds. Shonda was also head of the fair catalog, completely composing the 2017 and 2018 catalogs.  During the fair, Shonda can be found working the gates.

DOUG COX

DOUG COX

Board Member

About Doug:

Doug has been on the fair board since 2002 and assists with main track events. He also helps with grounds preparation and maintenance and as a farmer provides valuable insights to the board in regards to agriculture. He has been over the truck and truck pulls for many years.  This year Doug and Alex, Board Member and son, co-chair the truck and tractor pulls. 

ALEX COX

ALEX COX

Board Member

About Alex:

Alex is our youngest board member, but he comes with a lot of experience. He is the son of Board Member, Doug Cox. So, Alex has been around the fair for several years and grew up helping in a number of ways. Alex and Doug co-chair the truck and tractor pulls.  This year, Alex has helped a lot with advertising and he continues to work with the track events, maintenance and fair preparation.

DAMON SALLEE

DAMON SALLEE  

Board Member

About Damon:

IN MEMORY: Damon served on the fair board since 2005 and acted as a liaison between the fair board and the American Legion who owns the fairgrounds. He was involved with the operation of the fair concession stand in previous years and assisted with grounds preparation and maintenance. Damon was known as the "Ice" man, delivering drinks and ice to the food vendors and the gates.



Steve Martin
STEVE MARTIN

Board Member

About Steve:

Steve is not new to the Taylor County Fair.  He is a former member, who decided to come back on board.  In the past, Steve was chair of the cattle events.  Upon returning Steve assists with the Beef and Dairy Shows and the various track events.  In the winter of 2019, Steve was elected as President.

PAUL WHITLOCK

Brandon Holt 

Board Member 

About Brandon:

Brandon along with his father Charlie, has helped with track prepartions over the last couple years along with maintence. In March of 2021 he joined the board as a member.










Grace Malone

Board Member

About
Grace:

Grace is the newest and youngest member. Even though she is the newest member of the board, she is far from new to the fair scene. Since her parents Paul & Shonda Malone joined the board, Grace has been involved with preparations for the fair and has helped oversee the petting zoo as a volunteer. Now that she has joined the board she looks forward to continuing to help in any way she can.    


LARRY STRANGE

Charlie Holt

Board Member

About Charlie:



Charlie has been a volunteer with track preparations and maintenance for a couple years. In March of 2021, he joined the fair board and continues to work with maintenance and track events.

 








VOLUNTEERS

PAUL WHITLOCK

Volunteer

About Paul:

Paul has been involved with the Taylor County Fair since 2000 and assists with the front gate and traffic control during the Fair. He also helps with ground preparation and maintenance.


LARRY STRANGE

Volunteer

About Larry:

Larry has been active with the board since 1999 and has most often been the "voice behind the microphone" as he serves as track announcer and emcee at many of the events at the Fair.   He has also assisted with grounds preparation and maintenance throughout the years.

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