Fancy Farm Speakers Line Up in Support of Coal

Much of the speaking at this weekend’s Fancy Farm picnic trended towards national issues. Candidates praised the military, worried about public debt and criticized what is—or isn’t—getting done in Washington. But coal and federal environmental regulations were also a target in several speeches. Coal crossed party lines at Fancy Farm, as both Democrats and Republicans […]

Campaign Staffer Summarizes Galbraith’s Trip to Fancy Farm

Meet William Bowe. As Kentucky politicians made their annual trip to the Fancy Farm Picnic this past weekend, Bowe was traveling with Independent gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith. “Gatewood likes Payday, so he stopped and had a Payday, we stopped and had Subway and a couple soda pops,” Bowe said. Bowe and Galbraith drove to the […]

At Fancy Farm, Republicans Focus on National Issues, Democrats Quiet on Obama

The only elections on the ballot this year in Kentucky are for statewide offices. But candidates at this weekend’s Fancy Farm Picnic spent much of their time discussing national politics. The references to national politics started with the first political speech…delivered by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who used the Congressional bickering over raising the […]

Marshall County Official Named Fancy Farm Emcee

For the 131st annual Fancy Farm picnic, organizers have plucked longtime Democratic Marshall County Judge Executive Mike Miller to host the event, which marks the unofficial start of the Kentucky general election this fall. The Graves County sideshow is scheduled for August 6 and is expected to be heavily attended due to the 2011 gubernatorial […]

State of the News

It’s time again for State of the News. This week we’ll start with a little Metro new and hear about the JCPS lawsuit dismissal, the latest on the mayoral race among other news. Next we’ll move on to some education news and we’ll wrap up the hour with a recap of last week’s Fancy Farm political picnic. Join us this week on State of the News.  Listen to the Show

State of the News

Whew – it’s hot! And for some Kentucky politicians, it’s likely to get hotter this weekend as the annual Fancy Farm picnic gets underway. We’ll talk with Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh on his way to Fancy Farm about what is expected this year. Next we’ll switch to the Louisville mayor’s race and talk about the latest poll results and debate. We’ll finish up the hour with news from around the region. Join us Friday for this week’s edition of State of the News.

New Faces At Fancy Farm

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson is in western Kentucky today for the 129th Fancy Farm Picnic. Now that he’s Gov. Steve Beshear’s running mate for 2011, this is one of the mayor’s first chances to make an impression on voters outside of the Louisville area. Abramson was relaxed, smiling and […]

State of the News

Downtown development projects, riverfront renovations, bridges, a road rage trial, a lawyer in a trash can… let it not be said that nothing ever happens on “the sunny side.” For this week’s State of the News we’ll turn our attention to news from across the river, and ask for your opinion on what’s new. We’ll also check in with our own Capital Bureau Chief Tony McVeigh on his way to Fancy Farm; he’ll give us a preview of what to expect from the political event of the season. Listen to the Show