Fancy Farm '14 Attracting National Media
The heat of June is only a set-up for the heat of this year's Fancy Farm Picnic still six weeks away. August 2 is the date for this year's fundraiser in the small Graves County community of Fancy Farm.
One of the organizers, Mark Wilson, says the event is attracting the attention of national news media for the first time with the U-S Senate race between incumbent U-S Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.
"We're already getting requests for the big media vans and trucks. Some of them are going to bring buses in for the national reporters to set up, " adds Wilson. "A lot of the prognosticators say this could be one of the largest picnics ever crowd-wise."
Senator Rand Paul's potential run for president in 2016 also adds to the media glare.
This year, Fancy Farm organizers are asking the political parties to stop "organized" crowd chanting which has detracted from the political speaking in recent years.