Friday, July 31, 2015

Press offering live Fancy Farm coverage

The 135th annual Fancy Farm Picnic is this weekend and that means the hottest political event in this region of the country is here. If you don't feel like braving the summer heat in Graves County Saturday, The Crittenden Press, in partnership with KET, will be offering you live coverage as politicians square off in this throwback to old-time politics.

Click on this link for a live blog of the event by KET's John Gregory starting Saturday morning. We will also provide links to speech videos following the event and a recap article about Fancy Farm 2015 will be posted here Sunday morning. At the bottom of this post will be live stream of the event, which starts at 1 p.m.

Following is a list of speakers at the Fancy Farm Picnic political rally Saturday:

  • State Rep. Richard Heath.
  • State Sen. Stan Humphries.
  • U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
  • Gov. Steve Beshear.
  • Gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway (Democrat) and Matt Bevin (GOP).
  • Lt. Governor Crit Luallen.
  • Lieutenant Governor candidates Sannie Overly (Democrat) and Jenean Hampton (GOP).
  • Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.
  • Agriculture Commissioner candidates Jean Marie Spann (Democrat) and Ryan Quarles (GOP).
  • Attorney General candidates Andy Beshear (Democrat) and Whitney Westerfield (GOP).
  • Secretary of State incumbent Alison Grimes (Democrat) and candidate Steve Knipper (GOP).
  • Auditor incumbent Adam Edelen (Democrat) and candidate Mike Harmon (GOP).
  • Treasurer Todd Hollenbach.
  • Treasurer candidates Rick Nelson (Democrat) Allison Ball (GOP).

All candidates will have four minutes to speak except those running for governor, who will get an additional minute. A coin flip will determine the speaking order for candidates in their respective race.

Gov. Beshear and Sen. McConnell will each have five minutes to speak. Congressman Whitfield will be allowed three minutes, and all other office holder will get two minutes.