Political speeches to resume at Kentucky’s Fancy Farm picnic

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some of Kentucky’s most prominent leaders can start warming up their best zingers — the political speeches will resume at the Fancy Farm picnic after a one-year hiatus caused by COVID-19. Organizers confirmed Monday the picnic and speeches are on for this year. Emceeing the political speaking will be Bob Babbage, a former secretary of state and auditor. The picnic — also known for its barbecue — is set for Aug. 7 in the far western Kentucky community of Fancy Farm. Last year’s picnic was scaled back and the political speeches were canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic.