Fancy Farm Picnic http://wuky.org en Kurtz Sizes Up U-S Senate Candidates Post Fancy Farm http://wuky.org/post/kurtz-sizes-u-s-senate-candidates-post-fancy-farm <p></p><p></p><p>LEXINGTON, Ky.-- The 133<sup>rd</sup> annual Fancy Farm Picnic is now behind us, and as expected the core focus of the raucous political speechifying concerned the 2014 U- S Senate race.&nbsp; For some analysis on where the respective campaigns go from here, we turn to our own political blogger Ken Kurtz.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:40:00 +0000 WUKY Staff 35517 at http://wuky.org Kurtz Sizes Up U-S Senate Candidates Post Fancy Farm McConnell, Grimes Face Off At Fancy Farm http://wuky.org/post/mcconnell-grimes-face-fancy-farm <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FANCY FARM, Ky. - Democratic Senate front-runner Alison Lundergan Grimes has portrayed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as being a chief Republican obstructionist as the rivals shared the spotlight at Kentucky's premier political event.</span> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 21:10:03 +0000 Associated Press 35494 at http://wuky.org McConnell, Grimes Face Off At Fancy Farm Veteran Journalist Says Fancy Farm Necessary Crucible For Senate Candidates http://wuky.org/post/veteran-journalist-says-fancy-farm-necessary-crucible-senate-candidates <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. -- If you are a political junkie or you just like to feast on mouth watering Western Kentucky barbecue there’s really only one place to be this weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday's Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County draws thousands of folks for a fund raiser for Saint Jerome’s Parish and of course features highly partisan stump speeches from politicians across the commonwealth.&nbsp; Al Cross, the director of UK’s Center for Rural Journalism and Community Issues has been making that trek for years.&nbsp; He spoke Friday with WUKY's Alan Lytle about what to expect this year.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:40:00 +0000 WUKY Staff 35393 at http://wuky.org Veteran Journalist Says Fancy Farm Necessary Crucible For Senate Candidates Bevin To Speak At Fancy Farm, Setting Up Early Confrontation With McConnell Forces http://wuky.org/post/bevin-speak-fancy-farm-setting-early-confrontation-mcconnell-forces <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. – Political tensions could rise to a fever pitch at next month’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County, Kentucky.&nbsp; WUKY has learned that newly declared Republican Senatorial candidate Matt Bevin will also speak at the event.</p><p></p><p>Bevin will share the stage with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and the top Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Aug. 3.</p><p>Though the election isn't until next year, the campaign is in full swing. TV ads have been running for weeks already.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:34:46 +0000 WUKY Staff & Wire Reports 35031 at http://wuky.org Bevin To Speak At Fancy Farm, Setting Up Early Confrontation With McConnell Forces Beshear, Abramson To Skip Fancy Farm Picnic http://wuky.org/post/beshear-abramson-skip-fancy-farm-picnic <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will skip next week's church picnic in the western Kentucky community of Fancy Farm.</span><span class="entry-content">&nbsp; Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon said Wednesday they're unable to go.</span> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:55:49 +0000 Associated Press 34995 at http://wuky.org Beshear, Abramson To Skip Fancy Farm Picnic Kentucky Republicans Rip Democrats For Skipping Fancy Farm http://wuky.org/post/kentucky-republicans-rip-democrats-skipping-fancy-farm <p><font size="2">FANCY FARM, Ky.&nbsp; - The absence of many Democrats gave Republicans plenty of fodder at this year&#39;s Fancy Farm Picnic.&nbsp; Republicans from U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell down to local legislative candidates took shots at state Democrats and President Barack Obama throughout the event.</font> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 02:46:48 +0000 Kenny Colston, Kentucky Public Radio 18506 at http://wuky.org Kentucky Republicans Rip Democrats For Skipping Fancy Farm Prominent Democrats Skipping Fancy Farm http://wuky.org/post/prominent-democrats-skipping-fancy-farm <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky.&nbsp; -&nbsp; This year&#39;s Fancy Farm picnic will feature few notable speakers. And as Kentucky Public Radio&rsquo;s Kenny Colston reports, many statewide elected Democrats are skipping this year&rsquo;s event. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 20:39:51 +0000 Kenny Colston, Kentucky Public Radio 18341 at http://wuky.org Prominent Democrats Skipping Fancy Farm Beshear Going To Europe Not Fancy Farm http://wuky.org/post/beshear-going-europe-not-fancy-farm <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky.&nbsp; -- Governor Steve Beshear is traveling to Europe for business meetings aimed at creating more jobs for Kentucky.</span> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:33:49 +0000 Associated Press 18005 at http://wuky.org Beshear Going To Europe Not Fancy Farm