Ernie Fletcher gets down to Elvis in Kenton County

Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher boogies to Elvis impersonator Steve Chuke’s groovy singing at the Kenton County senior citizens picnic at the fairgrounds Thursday morning. Fletcher said he feels very comfortable in Northern Kentucky, which may have lead to him agreeing to dance with the woman in this photo, who requested the governor’s dance on the hay-lined dance floor.

Observers said the move was atypical behavior for the Republican governor, who is locked in a tight re-election bid to win another term as governor. Read more in tomorrow’s Kentucky Post.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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