McConnell & Paul Will Miss Fancy Farm

Kentucky’s U.S. Senators will miss the 141st annual Fancy Farm as work continues in Congress this weekend.

An already muted Fancy Farm will have two fewer voices on the stage as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul stay in Washington D.C. this weekend working on an infrastructure deal.

With COVID increases across the Commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, had already pulled out of the event in recent weeks and local Democrats have canceled all of their pre-Fancy Farm events.

Republicans will continue with the tradition this year both from the stage at the political speaking event and with their pre-Fancy Farm dinner on Friday night and breakfast Saturday morning.

Confirmed Fancy Farm speakers include U.S. Rep. James Comer, Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, Secretary of State Michael Adams, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, and Auditor Mike Harmon, who recently announced his gubernatorial candidacy.

Treasurer Allison Ball, R-Kentucky, who just delivered her second child will not be attending the event.