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Andy Beshear Approves Plans for 2020 Kentucky State Fair, GREAT News for Football Season

Kentucky State Fair | FB

Kentucky State Fair | FB

Ladies and Gentleman, we’re one step closer to attending live sporting events.

Tuesday evening Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced there will be a state fair this summer, approving plans for the event to take place in Louisville from Aug. 20-30.

To try to make the event safe, all workers will be masked, aisles for patrons to walk through will be widened and moving only one-way in some areas. Hand sanitation stands will be added, people must stand six-feet apart in line at the Midway and the concert area will more than double, growing from 1.9 acres to 5.2 acres. Indoor fair areas will also shrink to keep the COVID-19 field hospital in place.

Last year more than 600,000 people attended the 10-day event. Organizers expect about half that crowd this summer, averaging around 30,000 patrons a day.

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “But Roush, this isn’t a sporting event. It’s the fair and I don’t care one lick about the state fair.” Just hold on for a second and let me tell you why you should care.

If the Governor is willing to let people attend the state fair in August, the next logical step is to allow sports fans to attend two major events that take place down the street the following weekend, the opening of college football season and the Kentucky Derby. Of course, the nature of sporting events is different. Instead of walking down aisles through an exposition center, patrons sit next to one another in stands. Even so, Churchill Downs and Cardinal Stadium are right next to the Fair and Expo Center. Having the biggest event of the year at one venue but not at the other two would make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

While we have not officially been given the green light to attend sporting events this fall around the Commonwealth, the latest move by the Governor has that light looking yellow.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

22 Comments for Andy Beshear Approves Plans for 2020 Kentucky State Fair, GREAT News for Football Season

  1. TMac1980
    1:05 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t wait until Beshear is voted out. What a clown he has been through this.

    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      9:53 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      We all know why and what hes doing……

  2. wolfmans uncle
    1:34 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Absolutely agree. A grandstanding political hack that grossly overreacted to the virus in this state. Can’t wait until he’s gone.

  3. Tej
    1:49 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    I’m assuming that since the Governor followed the Whitehouse recommendations, you two also feel the Stable Genius is likewise a clown and political hack.

    • N-UR-i
      2:20 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      Yes I do. Not all of us are pawns of the two party system.

    • Keets
      5:48 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      Tej, Andy did not simply follow WH recommendations…

    • CahillsCrossingNT
      5:45 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

      Tej it’s White House, TWO WORDS.

  4. DOCUK18
    2:16 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Beshear is a POS idiot.

  5. DOCUK18
    2:16 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Field hospital, lol.

    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      9:56 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      Prob only one left open in the country.

    • Cousins Fake Tooth
      9:57 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      Does Allison Lunderman-Grimes parents get $7 million from this one too, or was that just the one in Lex?

  6. Bluehender
    2:20 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Let me remind you guys of the grandstanding political hack previous governor who couldn’t get re-elected in a republican state with Trump backing..cry babies

    • friendsofcoal
      4:11 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      If you look back at our past governors we’ve only had two Republicans in quiet a while. Typically, KY goes dem for govs and republican for president.

    • Bluehender
      4:22 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink


    • Bluehender
      4:26 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      We were a democratic state for many years, a few things have changed in recent years. The Dems were always the party of the blue collar working man, but the GOP made some changes to lure in the blue collar man. It worked. I give em credit. I am not a liberal by any stretch, I consider myself a moderate

  7. gasman01
    2:44 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Where will be the teachers support be when they realize their pensions funded the insurance for the blacks in KY.

  8. DOCUK18
    3:03 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    Hey I completely agree that Bevin was a dick, that doesn’t make Beshear any better though. Worst governor in quite some time.

    • Bluehender
      3:09 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

      No it doesn’t make him any better. But that’s the reason for all the crying in here.

  9. friendsofcoal
    3:05 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    How is the teachers pension doing? I haven’t heard about it too much lately.

  10. Cousins Fake Tooth
    9:55 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    So what does cutting livestock down by 82% have to do with a virus? Oh, nothing, just control. Which is what most of this is. After elections itll open up really quickly. Dems have been using this as a political tool.

    Dems: You can’t have more than 10 people in a gathering, at your house, funeral, wedding etc to minimize the risk of spreading.

    Also Dems: Sure, 1000+ people gathered protesting is perfectly fine.

  11. T-Town Cat
    10:24 pm June 10, 2020 Permalink

    A red light usually follows a yellow one.

  12. jaws2
    12:28 am June 11, 2020 Permalink

    But whatever you do, don’t try to have a YARD SALE!!! This guy is an idiot or just has zero common sense.