A popular sports talk show host will serve as master of ceremonies for the political speaking at this August’s 135th Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.
Matt Jones is the founder of Kentucky Sports Radio, which in recent years has become a forum for politics. It will fall on Jones to manage the often-unruly crowd between speeches as the race to become Kentucky’s next governor will likely dominate the event.
A list of speakers has not yet been released, but will, in all likelihood, include unofficial gubernatorial nominees Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin.
The picnic, set for Saturday, August 1, serves as a fundraiser for Fancy Farm’s St. Jerome Catholic Church and routinely draws around 10,000 visitors.