Politicians prepare for 'hot' event at Fancy Farm

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Politicians are expected to flock to the
tiny western Kentucky community of Fancy Farm this weekend for a
church picnic that has evolved as a must-attend event for everyone
running for statewide offices.
More than 10,000 people typically attend the get-together at St.
Jerome Parish on the first Saturday in August. Among the attendees
this year will be Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and his two
challengers in the Nov. 8 general election - Republican David
Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith.
Political rhetoric is always heated, as is the outdoor pavilion
where speeches will be delivered. Temperatures are predicted to be
in the low 90s, but will feel hotter because of the region's high
humidity levels.
St. Jerome spokesman Mark Wilson said candidates for every
statewide office have confirmed they'll attend.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by steve on Aug 6, 2011 at 06:37 AM
    Just vote out every demorat then the country will heal.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 at 08:37 PM
    I thought evrybody was broke whos paying for all of this
  • by Juan Location: Lexington on Aug 4, 2011 at 07:08 PM
    I hope our congressmen have the guts to show their faces. They will hear every word they deserve.
  • by haha! on Aug 4, 2011 at 06:56 PM
    gatewood was in 2nd place
  • by John Location: Monticello on Aug 4, 2011 at 03:42 PM
    I would like to see that poll, or at least vote on the poll, I agree where is it. Wish I could go to the fancy farm picnic will be only the second time in 8 years I have missed one.
  • by Chris Location: Avon on Aug 4, 2011 at 09:21 AM
    Hey WKYT......what happened to the Poll you had going this morning for the Governors race? You know, the one that showed Gatewood was in 1st place followed by Beshear who was then followed by Williams? Somebody not like the results and get you to remove it? I can't find hide nor hair of it. Whazzup?!!!!!!!!
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      by haha! on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:51 AM in reply to Chris
      http://www.wkyt.com/polls?pollID=126727243&submit=submit&mr=%24mr&oid=3&pid=126727243&cid=6500 . maybe you can't except gg is a loser . the poll is the same as post .meaning more people voted for the other guy


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