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: ground preparations, and maintenance. 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 along with the mini-horse show.
WILLIAM WALLACE EVANS
Vice President, Charter Member & FFA Representative
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 chaired the beef and dairy shows and will do so in 2017.
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.
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 has also been very active in helping at the main gate. She chairs the talent shows and is married to fair board member Travis Gilpin.
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.
Helen has been a member of the Board since 1997. She has provided invaluable service to the Fair over the years. She is married to board member, Utah Canada. They have 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 ac-tivities 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.
Utah has been a member of the Board since 1997 and has provided invaluable service over the years. He is married to board member, Helen Canada. 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
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 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 and maintenance.
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.
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 2017 KTPA Track Event.
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 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.
Travis has been on the fair board since 2010 and has been active in a variety of areas. 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.
Roger has been on the fair board since 2012 and is charge of keeping the grounds clean during the Fair. He also assists in grounds preparation and maintenance and rarely misses a fair board meeting.
Tiffany became a board member in 2013 and moved up from the Taylor County Junior Fair Board. She assists in a variety of areas, including pageants 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 is the newest Taylor County Fair Board member having just joined in February of 2014. She’s very active in the Campbellsville community and particularly at the fair. This year, Missy will be the chair for all the pageant contests, of which she has assisted in the past.
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 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.