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Ky politicians flocking to Fancy Farm for speeches

Photo Courtesy of Saint Jerome Church Photo Courtesy of Saint Jerome Church
Photo Courtesy of Saint Jerome Church Photo Courtesy of Saint Jerome Church
FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) -

Politicians have begun arriving in western Kentucky for a church picnic that for generations has served as the traditional kickoff of the fall campaign season.

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, just back from a whirlwind trip to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit Kentucky troops, is among more than a dozen candidates coming to the tiny community of Fancy Farm on Saturday for an afternoon of stump speeches. Beshear is seeking re-election to a second term and will share a stage with two candidates who want his job, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith.

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the get-together on the grounds of at St. Jerome Parish, where the weather forecast calls for an afternoon temperature in the mid-90s and a heat index of 105 degrees.

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