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FAIR OFFICERS
Paul Malone

PAUL MALONE


President

About Paul:

Paul has been a board member since 2012 and in the fall of 2016 was elected as the 4th President of the Taylor County Fair Association. He has been active in many aspects of the fair: admissions, ground preparations, and maintenance. In the fall of 2017, Paul was instrumental in the TCFA receiving a State Grant for ground improvements. For 3 years, Paul was the auctioneer who sold the wood carvings nightly at the fair to benefit the community scholarships. He has also served as chair of the petting zoo, 2017's Omega Force Strength Team night along with the mini-horse show.


TRAVIS

TRAVIS GILPIN


Vice President

About Travis:

Travis has been on the fair board since 2010 and has been active in a variety of areas.He was elected as vice president in the fall of 2017. He assists with motorsports and is the chairperson of the Demolition Derby along with other track events. He is also involved in ground preparation and maintenance. Travis is married Jaimie Gilpin, treasurer of the fair board.


SHONDA MALONE

SHONDA MALONE


Secretary

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 was elected as Secretary in the fall of 2016. In the fall of 2017, Shonda served on the State Grant Committee in which the TCFA received its first state grant to help improve the fairgrounds.


Jamie Gilpin

JAIMIE GILPIN


Treasurer 

About Jamie:

Jaimie joined the Fair Board in 2015 and immediately went to work. She took on the vacated office of Treasurer. She has served in that position since then. She chairs the talent shows and is married to fair board member, and vice president, Travis Gilpin.


CHARTER MEMBERS
Mike Litchfield

MIKE LITCHFIELD


Charter Member

About Mike:

Mike has been a member of the Board since its inception in 1997. He served as Treasur-er from 1997 through 2002 and Vice President from 2003 through 2009. He served as the third President from 2010 until 2016.


WILLIAM WALLACE EVANS

WILLIAM WALLACE EVANS


Charter Member & FFA Representative

About William:

William Wallace was elected vice president in the fall of 2015 and 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. For many years he has managed the pit gate entrance to the Fairgrounds and has assisted in grounds preparation and maintenance as well. In 2016, he became the chair for the Beef and Dairy Shows, a role which he will carry on through the 2018 fair.


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 Canada’s 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 Canada’s 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 show horses.

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 TCFA 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 and has also assisted with the Fair Pageants and managed the Coca-Cola Talent Classic for many years.

BOARD MEMBERS

DOUG COX

JUNIOR MCCUBBIN


Board Member

About Junior:

Junior is one of our newest members. However, he is not a newby to the fair scene: He and his wife Kathy were former members and have decided to join back in. They ran the concession stand last year as volunteers only. This year they will once again be in charge of our concession booth and will be serving quality food at a reasonable price!


DOUG COX

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!


DOUG COX

DEBBIE FISHER


Board Member

About Debbie:

Debbie is one of our latest members. She worked last year's fair as a volunteer at the main gate. She is known in the community having been part of sports with her daughters. She also serves on the board of the Campbellsville/Taylor County Professional and Business Women's Organization.


DOUG COX

PATTY EVANS


Board Member

About Patty:

Patty is our very latest member, but, she is very familiar with the workings of our fair: She is a former charter member and is married to William Wallace Evans. Patty recently retired from teaching in the Taylor County School system. She worked last year's fair at the main gate.


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 is the chair for the 2018 KTPA Track Event.


ALEX COX

ALEX COX


Board Member

About Alex:

Alex is our newest (and youngest) board member, but, he comes with a whole lot of experience. He is the son of Board Member, Doug Cox. So, Alex has been around the fair for several years and has already helped in a number of ways. He will continue to help in the track events and fair preparation.


DAMON SALLEE

DAMON SALLEE


Board Member

About Damon:

Damon has been on the fair board since 2005 and has served as a liaison between the fair board and the American Legion who owns the fairgrounds. He’s also been involved with the operation of the fair concession stand in previous years and assists with grounds preparation and maintenance. Damon also is the “Ice” man, delivering drinks and ice to the food vendors and the gates.



Tiffany Browning

TIFFANY BROWNING


Board Member

About Tiffany:

Tiffany became a board member in 2013 and moved up from the Taylor County Junior Fair Board. She is a co-chair of the beauty pageants. She assists in a variety of areas, including the horse shows, and gate entry. She has been active for many years with her family in showing horses and is the granddaughter of board member Anna Lee Johns.


Missy Bishop Forrest

MISSY BISHOP FORREST


Board Member

About Missy:

Missy has been a Taylor County Fair Board member since February of 2014. She’s very active in the Campbellsville community and particularly at the fair. This year, Missy will be a co-chair for all the pageant contests, of which she has assisted in the past.

VOLUNTEERS

PAUL WHITLOCK

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

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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