Hearing canceled in Richie Farmer's divorce case

FRANKFORT, KY (AP) - A hearing in Republican lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Richie Farmer's divorce case has been canceled.

Farmer and his wife, Rebecca, had been scheduled to appear in court Thursday. A one-sentence document in the case file said the cancellation was arranged by mutual agreement.

Rebecca Farmer filed for divorce last month in the midst of a GOP gubernatorial primary battle. Richie Farmer, the running mate of state Senate President David Williams, won the Republican nomination last week.

Rebecca Farmer had asked for primary custody of their three sons and that Richie Farmer be required to pay child support. Richie Farmer responded by asking that the divorce petition be dismissed, and, if not, that joint custody be awarded with reasonable time-sharing for both.

Attorneys for the two didn't immediately return phone calls.

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