Gambling Amendment Fails in Kentucky Senate

The Kentucky Senate has rejected a measure that would amend the state constitution to legalize casinos in Kentucky.

The issue has long been a legislative priority of Governor Steve Beshear, and this year was the first in which he attempted to expand gambling by amending the constitution. The bill cleared committee yesterday, but failed on the Senate floor with a vote of 16-21.

This story will be updated with more information soon.