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Fancy Farm 2015

2015 Fancy Farm Summary

Partisan politics took on a new facet at Saturday’s Fancy Farm political picnic. In addition to a simple Democratic and Republican split among the candidates for statewide office, many of the speeches pitted native Kentuckians against transplanted Kentuckians.

Masterpiece

Poldark: Get the Tissues Ready

When Verity makes her move, Poldark is blamed and events spiral out of control. An epidemic leads to tragedy. A shipwreck is both a blessing and a curse.

Last Tango in Halifax

The Reluctant Bride

Caroline gets to the heart of the reason Gillian is reluctant to go through with the wedding. With Celia’s encouragement, Alan takes the first step toward forgiveness.

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The Audacious Henrietta Bingham

Louisville native and author Emily Bingham discusses her book, "Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham," a biography about her great aunt.

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Kentucky Life

The Eighth of August

Every year, African-Americans in parts of Western Kentucky and central Tennessee gather to celebrate Emancipation on the Eighth of August, a homecoming tradition begun in 1868.

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Louisville Life

Remembering Hometown Hero Rudell Stitch

Rudell Stitch, a welterweight who used to spar with Muhammad Ali, died in 1960 at the age of 27 while trying to save a friend from drowning. He was honored last year as part of Louisville’s Hometown Heroes banner program.

Prompter Blog

Matt Jones: From Sports Radio to Fancy Farm Politics

Renee Shaw talks with Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones about his debut as emcee of the political speeches at Fancy Farm. The Middlesboro native discusses his unique career path and his interest in politics.

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Comment on Kentucky

Comment on Kentucky’s Fancy Farm Preview

Ahead of today's Fancy Farm political picnic, here are five takeways from Ronnie Ellis of CNHI News Service, Joseph Gerth of the Louisville Courier-Journal, and Sam Youngman of the Lexington Herald-Leader as they preview the event.

Fancy Farm 2015

Fancy Farm 2015 Speeches

The annual Fancy Farm picnic,has been the site of food, fun, and political oratory for more than 130 years. If you didn't attend this year and missed our live broadcast, you can watch each candidate and elected official speak to the enthusiastic audience.

Prompter Blog

What the 2011 Governor’s Race Might Tell Us About This Year’s Contest

Renee Shaw is on her way to Fancy Farm to prepare for KET's live coverage of the annual political picnic. Before she left, she spoke with University of Kentucky political scientist Stephen Voss about what the voting trends in the state's last gubernatorial election might reveal about this year's race.