Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story had a typo and referred to Crofton, Kentucky, as “Crafton.” It has since been corrected. The Talisman regrets the error.
Hooves stomped, dirt flew, fans cheered and cowboys rode throughout the weekend during the Lone Star Rodeo’s 70th anniversary weekend Feb. 7-9 at the WKU L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center. The Lone Star Rodeo Company is a family-owned company that was first started by Preston and John Fowlkes, a pair of brothers from west Texas. They started hosting rodeos in 1949 in Franklin, Tennessee, and over the years made their way to Crofton, Kentucky. Two of our Talisman photographers grabbed their cowboy hats and made their way down to the show on Feb. 7-8. The following photos depict what the rodeo life is like.