Abramson's 2nd Fancy Farm Visit

Tony McVeigh

Fancy Farm, KY – Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson can now brag he's been to two Fancy Farm Picnics. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh watched Abramson mingle with the crowd at Saturday's 129th annual picnic in rural Graves County.

Gov. Steve Beshear was vacationing in Florida, so his running mate for the 2011 campaign, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, was representing the ticket at Fancy Farm. We caught up with Abramson in the dining hall, where he was finishing a plate of fried chicken and barbeque mutton. "It's been great. People have been very, very responsive, positive. It's a nice opportunity in a very calm and easy way to visit Fancy Farm and to listen and to learn and to watch and to see."

This was Abramson's second Fancy Farm picnic. In the mid-1990's he attended as a spectator. This year he sat onstage, and watched the U-S Senate candidates slug it out, but didn't deliver a speech. That'll likely happen next year.