Fancy Farm Picnic

9:31 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Smoke Free Coalition Goes on Tour

Advocates of a statewide smoking ban are taking their issue on a five day tour before this weekend's Fancy Farm political picnic.  The Smoke Free Kentucky Coalition has pushed a statewide smoking ban law in the General Assembly for the last two years. And they are making next year's legislative session a key moment in their fight.

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12:32 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Despite Some No-Shows, Hot Political Topics to Draw Fancy Farm Crowd

Pictured are some of the crowd from the 2010 Fancy Farm Picnic.

The absence of some big names at this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic won’t dampen the excitement. That’s the prediction from political speaking chair Mark Wilson. Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson have bowed out, and so has U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.

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Afternoon Update
4:00 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/25/12

"It's not the speediest but you can't complain about free, right?"
Doug Wilson wikimedia commons

Today on NPR: Some pay phones offer free Wi-Fi as part of New York City's experiment to breathe new life into its abandoned public phones.

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2:43 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Beshear will miss Fancy Farm for economic trip

Fancy Farm 2010

Governor Steve Beshear is on his way to Germany and France to help economic development in Kentucky.

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2012 Election
1:54 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Romney Rep Will Speak at Fancy Farm Picnic

Crowd at Fancy Farm

Update: Picnic emcee and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says, despite claims from Fancy Farm officials, no surrogate has been named. This story has been modified.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will send a surrogate to this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic.

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12:19 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Fancy Farm Picnic Planning Underway

Pictured is the crowd at the 2010 Fancy Farm stump speaking.

Planning has begun for the 132nd annual Fancy Farm Picnic. The event is the first Saturday in August and is the traditional kickoff of the Kentucky political season. 

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