FANCY FARM, Ky. (LEX 18) — On the first Saturday of August, all eyes are on the tiny town of Fancy Farm, Ky. In between games of bingo and games for the kids are political barbs and speeches.
As attendees tried to stay cool, there was plenty of pork and mutton sandwiches to help feed the masses who converged upon St. Jerome Catholic Church for the annual feast. Of course, the food is merely an appetizer for the main event.
Those who braved the event's pavilion were met with thousands of folks with signs, hecklers and political supporters.
As detractors shouted "Moscow Mitch," Fancy Farm mainstay and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw some shade at his most prominent 2020 opponent Amy McGrath, who did not attend. After that, it was time for the main event: the gubernatorial showdown between Governor Matt Bevin and current Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Bevin said it comes down to it, it comes down to a simple question: "Which side are you on?"
Bevin pitted open borders versus Trump's border wall and discussed a broader dichotomy: standing for America or socialism.
"Are you on the side of life, or are you on the side of those who would take lives and profit from the blood money associated with it," said Governor Bevin.
Beshear called out the Governor's rhetoric, "What you heard from our governor today, and what you have seen everyday of this administration is try to create an us vs. them."
After poking fun at Bevin, Beshear took a more serious turn, calling him the most dangerous threat to public education in Kentucky.
Other candidates stumped for their respective audience. Some of what the candidates said was drowned out by cheers or jeers, but each one hopes that Fancy Farm marks the start of a furious finish.
Election day is barely three months away.