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Sights And Sounds Of Fancy Farm 2019

The 139th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday brought barbecue, bingo and heaps of political mudslinging. 

From chants of "Moscow Mitch" to bitter rivals Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear sharing the stage to jokes and jabs from downticket candidates, the fundraiser for St. Jerome's Catholic Church in rural west Kentucky saw a large turnout and marked the unofficial kick-off of the fall campaign season. 

Here's an audio postcard:

  

More from the Fancy Farm Picnic.  

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
"Liam Niemeyer is a reporter for the Ohio Valley Resource covering agriculture and infrastructure in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia and also serves Assistant News Director at WKMS. He has reported for public radio stations across the country from Appalachia to Alaska, most recently as a reporter for WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio. He is a recent alumnus of Ohio University and enjoys playing tenor saxophone in various jazz groups."
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