HARRODSBURG - The bunnies were brushed and the poultry bathed.
All the animals were in tip-top shape for the youth poultry and rabbit show at the Mercer County Fair.
It was the highlight of the year for the 4-H Paws and Claws Club here. All year long these kids have raised rabbits or poultry, and on Monday the animals were judged by the experts.
Emily Keller's parents watched nervously as she talked to the judges about her three Dwarf Holland Lops. It was the 12-year-old's first summer raising rabbits, and it is something she's always wanted to do, her mom said.
She came away with three blue ribbons, a best-of-breed and a smile from ear to ear.
"Hopefully next year I'll have more to bring," she said, looking at her three rabbits.
All the parents at the show agreed. It takes no time and little effort to double their bunny population.