Caitlin Gooch of Crab Orchard has been declared eligible to compete in the Kentucky State Spelling Bee, scheduled Saturday, March 17 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.
Gooch is one of approximately 75 Kentucky and southern Indiana youngsters who will compete for a trip to the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee later this year in Washington D.C., as well as other prizes.
This is the 14th year that the bee is being held as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Kentucky Farm Bureau is sponsoring the bee in conjunction with Churchill Downs, Insight Communications and 84WHAS Radio.
Kentucky Farm Bureau President Marshall Coyle said he is proud that Farm Bureau is able to support the students who participate in the spelling bee.