KET provides live coverage and highlights from Fancy Farm 2018

For Release: 07/27/18 12:58 PM

KET is providing comprehensive coverage of Fancy Farm 2018, the state’s premier political event. KET will present both live and highlights coverage of the event.

KET’s Comment on Kentucky, hosted by Bill Bryant, will air live from Fancy Farm on Friday, Aug. 3 at 8/7 pm.

Live coverage of Fancy Farm 2018, hosted by KET’s Renee Shaw, begins Saturday, Aug. 4 at 2:30/1:30 pm on KET and online at Live coverage continues through 5/4 pm, and the afternoon’s political stump speeches will be broadcast in their entirety.

Analysis of the day’s speeches will be provided by scheduled panelists Jennifer Moore, founder of Emerge Kentucky and former chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party; Tres Watson, communications director for the Republican Party of Kentucky; and Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort reporter for CNHI News Service.

Archived speeches will be available for online streaming on KET’s website at

Then, on Monday, Aug. 6 at 8/7 pm, KET will air a one-hour Fancy Farm highlights program, co-hosted by Shaw and KET’s Casey Parker-Bell, featuring key moments from this year’s picnic.

About Fancy Farm: Every year since the early 1880s, St. Jerome Catholic Church in the small town of Fancy Farm in Western Kentucky has hosted an annual community picnic. It was a local affair at first, but at some point, political candidates began to see the Fancy Farm Picnic as a good chance to meet, greet and stump for votes, and by the middle of the 20th century, a platform for speaking was added.

Fancy Farm 2018 is a KET production, produced by Renee Shaw.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications


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