Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. Larry has won Billboard’s 2005 Comedy Artist of the year and Comedy Album of the year and he received the Billboard Top Comedy Tour Award in 2006. He is a bestselling author and his book Git-R-Done debuted at # 26 on the New York Times bestseller list. Larry was named to Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. This lists the hottest and most successful people in the entertainment industry. Larry’s road to stardom included the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which grossed more than 15 million dollars. The ensemble cast of comedians included Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall. The tour’s success led toBlue Collar Comedy Tour, The Movie, which premiered on Comedy Central in November of 2003 and at the time, was the highest rated movie in the channel’s history. The sequel Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again, has sold more than 3 million units. In March of 2006, the Blue Collar boys reunited to shoot Blue Collar Comedy Tour, One For The Road in Washington, DC at the Warner Theater. The soundtrack was nominated for a 2006 Grammy award. Larry starred in the movie Jingle all the Way 2, A Madea Christmas, Tooth Fairy 2, Witless Protection, Delta Farce and his first feature Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. Larry is the voice of the beloved Mater in the Golden Globe winning animated feature film Cars(2006) and Cars 2 (2011) from Disney/Pixar.
The Franklin County Fair Board of Directors lost one of its longest serving board members on Monday October 29th with the passing of Andrew (Andy) Allen. Andy served on the Fair Board since 1985. He served as Fair Board President in 1990 and 1991 and was building and grounds superintendent from 2009 to 2016. Andy was a no nonsense and dedicated director and always took the best interests of the Fair to heart. In addition, Andy was a 52 year member of the Malone Callfiremen. He will be greatly missed by his three daughters, nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and his many Fair Board members and friends he made at the Malone Fairgrounds and in the Malone Community.