Fancy Farm

10:49pm

Mon August 4, 2014
All Politics are Local

Gov. Beshear, Sen. Gregory Reflect on 2014 Budget Cooperation

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Efforts to maintain a legislative majority can sometimes create surprising political bedfellows.  That was exemplified this past weekend during the Fancy Farm picnic.

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9:40pm

Sat August 2, 2014
All Politics are Local

KET Videos from Fancy Farm

Follow this link to videos of speeches during Saturday's Fancy Farm political picnic.

Videos from Fancy Farm, courtesy of KET

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9:13pm

Sat August 2, 2014
All Politics are Local

Hundreds Cheer, Jeer Kentucky's Senate Candidates

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FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of people have flocked to a small Kentucky town to cheer and jeer Senate candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes as they take pokes at each other in an annual bit of political theater.

The 134th Fancy Farm picnic is a fundraiser for the St. Jerome Catholic Church and marks the official start of Kentucky's campaign season.

The Republican leader of the Senate, McConnell is locked in one of the closest Senate races in the country.

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8:55pm

Sat August 2, 2014
The Commonwealth

Comer Announces Bid for Governor

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced his bid for the Governor's seat Saturday during the annual Fancy Farm political picnic
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FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has announced his candidacy for governor in 2015.

The former state lawmaker used the stage at Kentucky's premier political event to say he wants to lead the state after running the Agriculture Department. His announcement came Saturday at the Fancy Farm picnic in western Kentucky. 

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12:59pm

Wed July 30, 2014
All Politics are Local

McConnell, Grimes Camps Pledge Support for a More Positive Fancy Farm Picnic

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The Fancy Farm Picnic’s political chair Mark Wilson says Democrats and Republicans offered positive feedback following a conference call to encourage a more civil atmosphere at this year's picnic.

  Wilson, along with St. Jerome Parish pastor Darrell Venters, orchestrated the phone call last week that included Kentucky Democratic Party chair Dan Logsdon, Republican party chair Steve Robertson and the campaign managers for both Sen. Mitch McConnell and Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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12:53pm

Sun August 5, 2012
All Politics are Local

KET Special provides Fancy Farm highlights

A special program from Kentucky's premier political speech-making event kicks off Kentucky Educational Television's coverage of the fall 2012 election. 

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