When a 17-year-old Aimee Warner accepted the title of Strawberry Queen in 1948, she had no idea she'd be the last young woman in western Kentucky to hold that title.

Warner -- whose married name is Grimm -- did have a hunch the industry wasn't what it used to be. Like every Strawberry Queen before her, she came from a family that farmed the fruit, and she'd noticed fewer pickers on their McCracken County farm.

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