Disabled Teen Will Show Hog During Knox County Fair Monday


A disabled teen in Knox County will be allowed to show his prized hog during the county fair on Monday.

Will Smith, 15, who is involved in 4-H, had requested to be in the arena to show his hog "Bacon."

Fair organizers denied the request out of concern for his own safety earlier this week.

Will's father, Peter, said the family met with members of the fair board Saturday, and they agreed to allow Will into the arena.

Peter Smith said a proxy will be used to physically walk the hog around the arena.