WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri November 9, 2012
Richie Farmer Gets New Job
Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is selling cars at a Chevrolet dealership in Manchester, his first job after eight years as state agriculture commissioner. Tim Short, owner of Tim Short Chevrolet, said Thursday was the first day on the job for the former UK sports icon who used his athletic celebrity as a springboard into state politics.
Farmer's political career was derailed last year when he lost a bid for lieutenant governor. Since then he's gone through a high-profile divorce and has been criticized by the state auditor's office for his management of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.