Picnic's Political Speaking Roster Taking Shape
By WestKyStar Staff
FANCY FARM, KY - The 132nd Annual St. Jerome's Fancy Farm Picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, with the political speaking starting at 2 pm. Again this year, the political speaking will be a live video production by KET-TV. KET's Comment on Kentucky will also be aired live from the picnic grounds on Friday at 7 pm.
This year’s emcee for the political event will be Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, of Tompkinsville. Those expected to speak include:
Republican First District Congressman Ed Whitfield and Democratic challenger Charles Hatchett.
Second House District candidates Kelly Whitaker (D) and Richard Heath (R). This district was recently vacated by Democrat Fred Nesler who has recently taken a position with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
Democrat Carroll Hubbard, former U.S. Congressman and State Senator, and Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries (R). The two are running for the state Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Ken Winters.
Also invited to speak, Governor Steve Beshear and Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson, as well as all the other statewide office-holders including Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes, Auditor Adam Edelen, Attorney General Jack Conway and Treasurer Todd Hollenbach. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul have once again been invited to lead the speaking roster for the federal delegation.
The Fancy Farm Picnic is held each year on the first Saturday of August on the grounds of St. Jerome Church. As always, this year’s picnic will have tons of barbecue pork and mutton, a fabulous home-cooked meal, plenty of cool refreshments, a truck to be raffled plus lots of games for the kids and young-at-heart.
The local Knights of Columbus will have their annual fish fry on Friday, August 3, beginning 5 pm. There will also be a 1-mile fun run starting at 6 pm and a 5K run at 7 pm on Friday, August 3.