Chicken Frying Contest

Date: Friday June 25, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Judging Time: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Municipal Lot by Old Rosenberger's

Registration Fee: $50 1-2 Person Teams

Entry Form: Chicken Frying Contest Entry Form


2021 Chicken Fry Off Judges

Michael Scudder
Michael Scudder

Taste of the Good Life Catering, Inc. was born out passion and a bit of attitude. After years of cooking in the corporate world, Executive Chef and owner Michael Scudder, has decided to venture into business and bring his 25+ years of cooking passion to you and your guests. Attention to detail and love of food are Chef Michael's specialty!

The culinary team at TGL Catering continues to expand their knowledge of food and the industry by traveling throughout the country to attend continuing education courses and seminars taught by industry leaders. Chef Michael and the staff at TGL Catering have catered events throughout the tri-state area as well as been invited to cater events in Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, and Georgia. Regardless of the location, local or out of state, bringing the passion of food and attention to details to you and your event, is the mission of Taste of the Good Life Catering, Inc.

Adrian Whitsett
Adrian Whitsett

Adrian Whitsett is a co-anchor of "Good Morning Tri-State." He joins Anchor Julie O'Neill, 9 First Warning Meteorologist Jennifer Ketchmark and 9 First Warning Traffic Reporter Sina Gebre-Ab. The 2 1/2-hour show airs weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on WCPO 9 and and is streamed live on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV.

Whitsett comes to WCPO 9 from WESH in Orlando, where he anchored multiple weekday morning newscasts on WESH and sister station WKCF. Prior to weekday anchor, he served as the weekend anchor and weekday reporter covering big stories like the Pulse Nightclub shooting and severe weather events across Florida. He also worked as weekday and weekend morning anchor at KETV in Omaha.

"We are excited to add Adrian Whitsett to our morning team. Adrian is a journalist at his core. He has a proven track record of finding and telling stories that you can't find anywhere else," said Mike Canan, WCPO 9 senior director of local content. "He's also a great morning anchor. I'm eager to see what he does here in our community."

"I'm excited to come back to my Midwest roots. I look forward to learning more about the people and places I've only visited in recent years and join a team dedicated to telling the stories that matter to the Tri-State," said Whitsett.

Whitsett's wife went to East Central High School. Her family is spread all over the Tri-State, with parents in Lawrenceburg, a sister in Delhi and a brother in Sunman. They also have relatives in Western Hills, Hyde Park and Brookville. Whitsett says, "I have a deep and ever-growing appreciation for Skyline Chili, La Rosa's Pizza, goetta and Graeter's."

Whitsett served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and Camp Lejeune, NC. In 2003, he completed a tour in Iraq as a member of the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion providing support during combat in Kuwait and Iraq. While in the military, he earned several meritorious citations at Camp Lejeune. He's partnered with several non-profit organizations both nationally and locally to mentor veterans making the transition into civilian life after active or reserve duty.

Randy Lyness
Randy Lyness

Representative Lyness is a lifetime resident of southeastern Indiana, and he is proud to call this section of the state home. He and his wife Linda, a former Indiana educator, live in West Harrison. They have three sons and 12 grandchildren all of whom reside in District 68.

In the private sector, Lyness is a small-business owner and has been for over 33 years. His company, Randall Lyness Builders, specializes in custom homes, remodeling and small commercial projects.

Tiffany Yerkes
Tiffany Yerkes

Tiffany Yerkes has been in the food service industry for 20+ years, in both catering and business dining. Tiffany has a passion for baking and is a self-taught cake decorator. Tiffany has a degree in nutrition from Cincinnati State