Governor Steve Beshear’s constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Kentucky has cleared its first legislative hurdle. The bill passed the Senate’s State and Local Government committee 7-4 today. The measure would allow up to seven casinos in Kentucky. But the committee changed the bill, dropping language that requires five of the casinos to be at… Continue reading Gambling Bill Clears Senate Committee
A newly-formed coalition of businesses, unions and education groups have teamed up to get a constitutional amendment for gambling on the ballot in Kentucky. The group is called the Kentucky Alliance for Jobs. It’s a 501(c)(4), meaning it can raise money and advertise to support casino gaming. The alliance is led by the Kentucky Chamber… Continue reading Kentucky Chamber Leads ‘Broad Coalition’ to Support Expanding Gaming
by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio The Family Foundation of Kentucky says violating state gambling laws should be a Class D Felony instead of misdemeanor offense. The conservative policy group announced plans to seek legislative support for the stiffer penalty today. It’s partially a response to tomorrow’s launch of instant racing games at the Kentucky… Continue reading Family Foundation Seeks Stiffer Penalty for Gambling Violations
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved the Instant Racing regulations in July in an effort to give the industry a financial boost.
In July, regulations allowing Instant Racing at horse tracks were unanimously approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. During the public hearing process, the legality of the new form of gambling is also being tested in the courts.
Regulations allowing Instant Racing were unanimously approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, but public hearings on the regulations are still pending. Instant Racing involves electronic wagering on historic horse races.
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… Continue reading Group Complains About Nude Photos at U of L