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KET provides live coverage and highlights from Fancy Farm 2019


KET provides live coverage and highlights from Fancy Farm 2019

For Release: 07/26/19 1:34 PM

KET is providing comprehensive coverage of Fancy Farm 2019, 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. 2 at 8/7 pm.

Live coverage of Fancy Farm 2019, hosted by KET’s Renee Shaw, begins Saturday, Aug. 3 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, Republican Party of Kentucky spokesman and founder of Capitol Reins PR; and Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky.

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

Then, on Monday, Aug. 5 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.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications