Beshear Talks About West Ky. Roots And Fancy Farm Plans In Paducah

Jul 11, 2018

Attorney General Andy Beshear speaking at previous Fancy Farm.

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he will be speaking to a Fancy Farm crowd in August about his plan to restore  “honesty and decency to government” if he is elected governor in 2019.

Beshear outlined his message for the annual political rally as he spoke outside Paducah-Tilghman High School Tuesay during a statewide tour this week. Beshear says he believes Governor Matt Bevin’s administration has been divisive.

Beshear has sued Bevin eight times since taking office in 2016. The Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County is a stump-style political event known for barbecue and a spirited atmosphere. Bevin is an invited speaker at this year’s picnic. He has not announced if he will run for reelection in 2019.

“And one of the things I want to do as governor is bring people together. But that is hard when is an administration engages in name calling and bullying...and instead of leadership, they take a ‘my way or the highway’ approach.”