Thayer Likely to Sponsor Gambling Amendment, Says Votes Are Close

Governor Steve Beshear’s proposal for a constitutional amendment to expand gaming could get a big boost soon. State Senator Damon Thayer, a Republican, says it’s very likely he will sponsor Beshear’s amendment this session. Thayer has been working with Beshear on the gambling issue this session, giving the amendment leverage it hasn’t had before. “I […]

AG Asked To Halt Instant Racing Games

By Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio The Family Foundation of Kentucky says the state attorney general should move to shut down Instant Racing machines at a southern Kentucky track. Kentucky Downs began offering the gambling devices several weeks ago. Instant Racing allows participants to bet on previously run, anonymous horse races. The Family Foundation’s Kent […]

Instant Racing Debate Moves To Lexington

In July, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved regulations allowing Instant Racing at the state’s eight horse tracks. Instant Racing allows bettors to place electronic wagers on previously run horse races. Before the regulations go into effect, the public gets to weigh-in on them.

Beshear Lauds Racing Commission Vote

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is applauding the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s decision to pursue instant racing at horse tracks. An instant racing bill failed to emerge from this year’s General Assembly, but the commission believes the wagering technique can be approved through the regulatory process.

Group Complains About Nude Photos at U of L

A Kentucky group is complaining about an exhibit with nude portraits of women and girls on display at the University of Louisville this week. The exhibit — called The Century Project — is showing as part of Body Awareness/Body Appreciation Week, an annual campus event. It has more than 100 photos from newborns to women […]