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Fancy Farm 2012 going to get fancier
Fancy Farm 2012 going to get fancier

(Murray, KY - July 12, 2012) - Mark Wilson, who chairs the political portion of the Fancy Farm Picnic said today that a surrogate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney has volunteered to speak on the former Governor's behalf at the Picnic on August 4th.  The volunteer is a Florida elected official.

Wilson has contacted Kentucky Dem Chair Dan Logsden to see about a surrogate for President Obama also speaking at the Picnic.

Wilson also said that preparations are well along the way to being ready for thousands of visitors who come for barbecue, bingo and political stump speakin'. (Let's hope Wilson has an in with the weatherman!)  


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Politics & Government

Adam Edelen Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders
Auditor Adam Edelen also cited for working to make special districts accountable.
Adam Edelen Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders

(July 12, 2012) - Today, Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen was selected as one of fifteen rising leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a national network that highlights innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives.

Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, Honorary Chairs of the NewDEAL, recognized Adam Edelen for his work to make Kentucky’s Medicaid system more effective, efficient, and accountable.

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MSU biomass program draws praise from Ag Commish Comer
Ag Commissioner James Comer congratulates Dr. Tony Brannon for biomass program
MSU biomass program draws praise from Ag Commish Comer

(Murray, KY – July 12, 2012) – It was a very good day for Dr. Tony Brannon. The Dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State heard speaker after speaker, including the young Commissioner of Agriculture applaud him for being “crazy” for bringing a biomass program to the University.  Not just bringing the program, but convincing everyone, including deans of other colleges to join him in what must have seemed a quixotic adventure.

Brannon recruited university administrators, deans of the colleges of business and science, the area development district, outreach, business development, local farmers and state agriculture officials to begin the process of making new agricultural products and a new agricultural market where none existed before.

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