Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkms.org en McConnell/Grimes Race Could Draw 20,000 to Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkms.org/post/mcconnellgrimes-race-could-draw-20000-fancy-farm-picnic <p>The 134th&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fancyfarm.net/Fancy_Farm_Picnic.php">Fancy Farm Picnic</a> is now just a little more than two weeks away and the line-up of speakers is almost complete.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:46:11 +0000 John Null 42141 at http://wkms.org McConnell/Grimes Race Could Draw 20,000 to Fancy Farm Picnic What Voters Say About Government and Politics at Fancy Farm http://wkms.org/post/what-voters-say-about-government-and-politics-fancy-farm <p></p><p>The politicians had their time behind the podium at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic. The crowd's chants were heard en-masse. But, individual's cast ballots. So, contributing Producer John Paul Henry spoke with some Fancy Farm attendees away from the political speaking and asked them two questions:</p><ul><li>How has the Government affected you in the last year, good or bad?</li><li>What value do you think the stump speeches at Fancy Farm add to the political process?</li></ul><p>Hear their answers:</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 03:17:10 +0000 Chad Lampe & John Paul Henry 33684 at http://wkms.org What Voters Say About Government and Politics at Fancy Farm Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm http://wkms.org/post/comer-teases-potential-run-governor-fancy-farm <p>Kentucky won’t elect its next governor for more than two years. But Republican Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer all but declared his candidacy at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, stopping just short of an official announcement.</p><p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 02:20:01 +0000 John Null 33676 at http://wkms.org Comer Teases Potential Run for Governor at Fancy Farm 2014 US Senate Race Headlines 133rd Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkms.org/post/2014-us-senate-race-headlines-133rd-fancy-farm-picnic <p>The 133rd Fancy Farm Picnic was held this weekend in Graves County. Up until just a few weeks ago, many would have expected an off-year for the political event. But with high profile entrances into the 2014 U.S. Senate race,&nbsp; it can perhaps be said now there are no “off-years” at Fancy Farm.</p><p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 01:15:22 +0000 John Null 33675 at http://wkms.org 2014 US Senate Race Headlines 133rd Fancy Farm Picnic Comer Keeps Mum on Plans, Touts Sales of Ky. Milk http://wkms.org/post/comer-keeps-mum-plans-touts-sales-ky-milk <p>After the successful <a href="http://wkms.org/post/amended-hemp-bill-passes-kentucky-legislature-comer-ok-result">passage of his Industrial Hemp Bill this year</a>, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer is staying tight-lipped about his plans for the next legislative session, but Comer says rural economic development efforts need to be refocused around agriculture.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:05:47 +0000 John Null 33625 at http://wkms.org Comer Keeps Mum on Plans, Touts Sales of Ky. Milk Marksberry Sues Kentucky Democratic Party, Alleges Favoritism http://wkms.org/post/marksberry-sues-kentucky-democratic-party-alleges-favoritism <p>Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is the presumptive favorite to win next May’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, but <a href="http://wkms.org/post/madison-project-pac-endorses-matt-bevin-senate">like Republican Senator Mitch McConnell</a>, it seems she will face more than a token primary challenge.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:18:31 +0000 John Null 33547 at http://wkms.org Marksberry Sues Kentucky Democratic Party, Alleges Favoritism Bevin Brings Campaign Rollout to Paducah: Fighting Early Attack Ads http://wkms.org/post/bevin-brings-campaign-rollout-paducah-fighting-early-attack-ads <p></p><p>U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin brought day two of his campaign announcement tour to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah Thursday.</p><p>The Louisville businessman was born in Colorado and raised in New Hampshire. Bevin is hoping to unseat U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in next May’s Republican primary.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:25:36 +0000 John Null & Chad Lampe 33418 at http://wkms.org Bevin Brings Campaign Rollout to Paducah: Fighting Early Attack Ads Beshear, Abramson Won't Attend Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkms.org/post/beshear-abramson-wont-attend-fancy-farm-picnic <p>Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will skip next week's Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County. Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon said they're unable to go.</p><p>Last year, Abramson <a href="http://wkms.org/post/comer-upset-over-abramsons-dismissal-fancy-farm-picnic">received criticism for questioning the relevancy</a> of the political event.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:29:11 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 33382 at http://wkms.org Beshear, Abramson Won't Attend Fancy Farm Picnic Bevin Says He'll Attend Fancy Farm Picnic, Schedules First Stops in Western Ky. http://wkms.org/post/bevin-says-hell-attend-fancy-farm-picnic-schedules-first-stops-western-ky <p>Matt Bevin, the Louisville businessman seeking to defeat Sen. Mitch McConnell in next year’s Republican primary, will be at next week's Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County - whether he's allowed to take the podium or not. (UPDATE 9:46 A.M 7/25, After an email Wednesday from Fancy Farm Political Speaking Chair to WKMS that Bevin won't be allowed to speak, the Associated Press now says Bevin will speak)</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:37:54 +0000 John Null 33371 at http://wkms.org Bevin Says He'll Attend Fancy Farm Picnic, Schedules First Stops in Western Ky. Early Fancy Farm Showdown a First for McConnell http://wkms.org/post/early-fancy-farm-showdown-first-mcconnell <p>When Senator Mitch McConnell faces off against prospective general election opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes at this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic, it will be the first time the Republican has met his Democratic challenger this far in advance at the event.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:42:11 +0000 John Null 33202 at http://wkms.org Early Fancy Farm Showdown a First for McConnell