Fancy Farm Picnic

WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Kurtz Sizes Up U-S Senate Candidates Post Fancy Farm

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LEXINGTON, Ky.-- The 133rd 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.  For some analysis on where the respective campaigns go from here, we turn to our own political blogger Ken Kurtz.

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Local/Regional News
5:10 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

McConnell, Grimes Face Off At Fancy Farm

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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.

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WUKY In Depth
8:40 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Veteran Journalist Says Fancy Farm Necessary Crucible For Senate Candidates

From left to right: Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes
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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.   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.  Al Cross, the director of UK’s Center for Rural Journalism and Community Issues has been making that trek for years.  He spoke Friday with WUKY's Alan Lytle about what to expect this year.

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Local/Regional News
10:34 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Bevin To Speak At Fancy Farm, Setting Up Early Confrontation With McConnell Forces

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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Political tensions could rise to a fever pitch at next month’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County, Kentucky.  WUKY has learned that newly declared Republican Senatorial candidate Matt Bevin will also speak at the event.

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.

Though the election isn't until next year, the campaign is in full swing. TV ads have been running for weeks already.

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Local/Regional News
4:55 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Beshear, Abramson To Skip Fancy Farm Picnic

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.  Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon said Wednesday they're unable to go.

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Local/Regional News
10:46 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Kentucky Republicans Rip Democrats For Skipping Fancy Farm

FANCY FARM, Ky.  - The absence of many Democrats gave Republicans plenty of fodder at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic.  Republicans from U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell down to local legislative candidates took shots at state Democrats and President Barack Obama throughout the event.

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Local/Regional News
4:39 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Prominent Democrats Skipping Fancy Farm

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -  This year's Fancy Farm picnic will feature few notable speakers. And as Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston reports, many statewide elected Democrats are skipping this year’s event.

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Local/Regional News
2:33 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Beshear Going To Europe Not Fancy Farm

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Governor Steve Beshear is traveling to Europe for business meetings aimed at creating more jobs for Kentucky.

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