Gatewood Galbraith's legacy lives on at fourth Fancy Farm since his death

FANCY FARM — Since Gatewood Galbraith’s death in January 2012, Rebecca “Babycoaldust” Collins and others who espouse the outspoken late politico’s beliefs have...

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Comer makes first post-primary appearances, but don't call it a political comeback

MAYFIELD — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer re-entered the public spotlight for the first time since his May 19 loss in the Republican gubernatorial primary,...

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Most memorable moments from an otherwise lethargic Fancy Farm

FANCY FARM — The 135th annual Fancy Farm political speaking event did not draw the most energized crowds, but there were moments from...

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Beshear, Westerfield go "toe-to-toe;" Edelen, Harmon square off on values

FANCY FARM — Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear and Republican candidate Whitney Westerfield traded barbs face-to-face on Saturday with both referencing cosmetic...

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Jack Conway tosses jabs while Matt Bevin criticizes partisan tone of Fancy Farm picnic

FANCY FARM — Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway heaped criticism on his GOP opponent at the 135th annual Fancy Farm picnic Saturday,...

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Matt Bevin hopes to increase speed limits, prioritize infrastructure projects in Murray, W.Ky.

MURRAY — Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin is calling for a greater emphasis in western Kentucky infrastructure, saying he would increase the speed limits...

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Gatewood Galbraith's legacy lives on at fourth Fancy Farm since his death

08/03/2015 01:17 PM

FANCY FARM — Since Gatewood Galbraith’s death in January 2012, Rebecca “Babycoaldust” Collins and others who espouse the outspoken late politico’s beliefs have ensured his legacy is represented every first Saturday in August.

 Shaded beneath a tent shared with Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana and behind a table filled with books, buttons and stickers, Collins said that while many recall Galbraith’s staunch advocacy to legalize marijuana and hemp, her group, called Gatewood’s Legacy, hopes to reinforce his broader views on personal freedom. Galbraith,... Read more 

Comer makes first post-primary appearances, but don't call it a political comeback

08/02/2015 08:31 PM

MAYFIELD — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer re-entered the public spotlight for the first time since his May 19 loss in the Republican gubernatorial primary, but don’t call it a comeback. In the days leading up to the political speaking event and picnic, Comer’s future was much speculated over with insiders claiming a potential coming Congressional race — something Comer said was not going to happen. Comer did not want to speak on camera after the breakfast with Pure Politics, but... Read more 

Most memorable moments from an otherwise lethargic Fancy Farm

08/02/2015 01:46 PM

FANCY FARM — The 135th annual Fancy Farm political speaking event did not draw the most energized crowds, but there were moments from the stage which drew cheers and jeers from the partisan on-lookers. McConnell flips the script U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell returned to Fancy Farm as the majority leader of the U.S. Senate just a year after Gov. Steve Beshear predicted McConnell’s unseating. Beshear memorably snapped a selfie with the incumbent senator in 2014, remarking that he “wanted one last... Read more 

Beshear, Westerfield go "toe-to-toe;" Edelen, Harmon square off on values

08/01/2015 07:51 PM

FANCY FARM — Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear and Republican candidate Whitney Westerfield traded barbs face-to-face on Saturday with both referencing cosmetic treatments to feet and toes. The reference dates back to a 2007 personnel report first detailed by Pure Politics in mid-July. An August 2007 entry in Westerfield’s personnel file cites complaints with courtesy, professionalism and attitude. The file says that, “Personal interests often take priority over work duties,” including “Teeth Cleaning vs. Jury Trial,” “Pedicure vs.... Read more 

Jack Conway tosses jabs while Matt Bevin criticizes partisan tone of Fancy Farm picnic

08/01/2015 07:35 PM

FANCY FARM — Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway heaped criticism on his GOP opponent at the 135th annual Fancy Farm picnic Saturday, repeating numerous attacks against Matt Bevin that have sprouted in his two runs for office. In response, Bevin completely reversed the Fancy Farm norm, eschewed the partisan tenor of Kentucky’s signature political event before leading the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and painting in broad strokes in his remarks. “The one thing that discourages me, however, about this process... Read more 

Matt Bevin hopes to increase speed limits, prioritize infrastructure projects in Murray, W.Ky.

07/31/2015 06:02 PM

MURRAY — Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin is calling for a greater emphasis in western Kentucky infrastructure, saying he would increase the speed limits of three Murray highways to 65 mph and prioritize projects in the area. The locale is part of an area of the state where Bevin boasts his highest margins over Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, and the Louisville investment manager pledged to pay greater attention to the “booming” section of Kentucky if elected governor Nov. 3. “It’s so... Read more 

McConnell keeps pressure on Obama in effort to protect tobacco in multi-national trade deal

07/31/2015 02:47 PM

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is warning President Barack Obama and top officials negotiating the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership to ensure the tobacco industry is not negativity impacted in the trade deal. On Thursday, the Senate majority leader sent a letter to Ambassador Michael Froman, the top trade representative of the Obama administration, calling on tobacco to be protected in the massive trade deal that some say is close to wrapping up. Pure Politics obtained the letter on Friday from McConnell’s staff. McConnell,... Read more 

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