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Farmer's divorce trial set for after Election Day

Farmer's divorce trial set for after Election Day

by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 11:44 PM

   FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Richie Farmer, the running mate to Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams, won't have to be in divorce court until after the general election.

   Attorneys exchanged barbs Tuesday about whether Farmer, a former University of Kentucky basketball star who has served two terms as state agriculture commissioner, has been trying to delay a trial in his divorce case for political reasons.

   Farmer's wife, Rebecca, took the unusual step of filing for divorce in the midst of Kentucky's gubernatorial election. She hasn't said why she wants a divorce.

   Judge Squire Williams set the case for trial on Nov. 22.

   Richie Farmer is running with Williams to challenge Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and his running mate, former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, in the Nov. 8 election.

   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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