MEADE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The 95th year of the Meade County Fair has the most rides in the events history.
Around 40,000 people are expected to attend the event. Fair organizers said the goal is to keep everyone safe.
"I feel like those people are in my hands," Meade County Fair president David Pace said.
For 23 years, Pace has managed the event. This year there are more than 20 rides. Pace said he personally doesn't care much for the thrill seeking entertainment.
"My family does though so I want to make sure it's safe not only for my family but everybody who comes here," Pace said.
On Wednesday, a malfunctioning Fireball ride at the Ohio State Fair killed one person and injured several others. At the Meade County Fair, a ride that follows a similar motion was operating on the fairgrounds.
"We have been very fortunate and I feel that's because they are a good company and they do their due diligence to make sure it's correct," Pace said.
Kissel Entertainment is the company that owns these rides. All ride companies must apply for a year long permit to operate in Kentucky. They must also provide an itinerary so the inspectors can do random checks.
"We treat you the same if you have one ride or 100 rides," Chad Halsey said.