Decision 2015: Focus now on Fancy Farm Picnic

Politics isn’t on the menu at Droopy’s Restaurant, but employee Andrea Wallace told Local 6 it has the tendency to show up by the main course.

“They all have different opinions. You have a mixture of Republicans, Democrats,” Wallace said, recalling discussions with her customers.

Wallace’s home town, Fancy Farm, turns into the hotbed of Kentucky politics and one-liners the first Saturday in August. Political Speech Chairman Mark Wilson said this year’s governor’s race is the one to watch.

“Since I’ve been keeping up, I have never seen as spirited a campaigns for the governor’s race as this time,” Wilson said. 

He said Tuesday’s primary shows that not only does every vote count, but so does western Kentucky. He thinks the candidates realize this part of the state could make or break a campaign. “Once I started watching the tv and listening to the news at 6, I just couldn’t let go of it until 9:30, 10 o’clock,” Wilson said. 

Don’t count out an appearance by Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Wilson said national media outlets are calling him and wondering if other candidates may make a stop, but it is too early to tell.

“We haven’t had any inquiries yet, but it’s a possibility we have have another one or two,” Wilson said.

Wallace admits she isn’t much into politics, but she does look forward to the picnic because it puts Graves County on the radar to the road to Frankfort and even Washington, D.C. 

“I’ve been born and raised here and, yeah, I can say I’m proud of it,” Wallace said.

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