Fancy Farm Picnic

Politics
1:44 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Republicans Have Strong Showing at Fancy Farm

Stan Humphries supporters (in red T-shirts) cluster together for the political stumping.

The republican party has a strong showing at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic. Less than 20 minutes are left to the start of the political speaking. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will emcee, and U. S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will lead off the slate of politicians and candidates.
 

Republicans are hoping to cinch a big victory in western Kentucky, with five open races in the general election.

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Politics
12:37 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Local Races Major Draw for 2012 Fancy Farm

Fancy Farm Picnic attendees chow down in the Knights of Columbus hall before the political speaking.

While the humidity is running high, a smaller slate of candidates hasn't dampened the crowd at the 2012 Fancy Farm Picnic. The event draws thousands each year, and its stump speaking is the traditional kickoff of the general election campaign season in Kentucky. Speakers start at 2 p.m. Central time.

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Politics
9:02 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Fancy Farm Speakers List Shortens

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Most of Kentucky's elected Democrats will skip this weekend's annual Fancy Farm picnic.

As of Wednesday, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is the only high profile Democrat scheduled to speak. Stumbo is filling in for the governor, who'’s on an economic development trip in Europe. Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and the four remaining statewide elected Democratic officials are opting not to speak.

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Afternoon Update
4:34 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/1/12

Being underground helps block out some of the other particles streaming through space, such as cosmic rays.

Today on NPR: A mile-deep mine in South Dakota was closed a decade ago. Now, it's been cleaned up and revamped as an underground science laboratory.

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Politics
8:36 am
Tue July 31, 2012

McConnell to Speak at Fancy Farm Picnic

Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell said he’ll speak on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at Saturday’s annual Fancy Farm picnic.  Picnic political speaking chair Mark Wilson had initially told Kentucky Public Radio Romney would send a surrogate speaker, but he later confirmed McConnell will fill in instead.

Politics
9:31 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Smoke Free Coalition Goes on Tour

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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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Politics
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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Politics
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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