Lt. Gov. Hampton will not appear at Fancy Farm

07/10/2017 10:30 AM

Republican Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will be joining Gov. Matt Bevin in not attending the 137th annual Fancy Farm Picnic speaking event the first Saturday in August.

A spokesperson for Hampton confirmed to Pure Politics on Sunday night via email that the Lt. Governor would not be taking part in the event. The spokesperson did not immediately respond to a question about her schedule on Saturday August 5.

Last week, Gov. Matt Bevin’s staff informed Fancy Farm organizers that he would not be in attendance for the raucous speaking event which often features sharp jabs at political opponents. Bevin’s Democratic rival Andy Beshear was the first Constitutional officer to confirm his appearance in mid-June.

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, R-Kentucky; Auditor Mike Harmon, R-Kentucky; 1st District U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Tompkinsville; state Sen. Stan Humphries, R-Cadiz; Rep. Richard Heath, R-Mayfield; House Speaker Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown; House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, have all confirmed their attendance with Fancy Farm organizers.

So far Wilson is waiting to hear back from Treasurer Allison Ball, R-Kentucky; Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Kentucky; legislative leaders Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester; Senate Minority Leader Ray Jones, D-Pikeville; and U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul.

Former Democratic House Speaker Bobby Richardson, a Glasgow lawyer, will emcee the speaking event held on the grounds of St. Jerome Catholic Church.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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