Wllliams: Beshear Is "The Slot Machine Governor"

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Senate President David Williams says Gov. Steve Beshear’s attempts to win Democratic control of the Senate have “poisoned the political atmosphere” in Frankfort. Williams told reporters at the State Capitol there’s only one issue on Beshear’s mind…slot machines…and the governor will stop at nothing to bring slots to […]

UPDATE: Churchill Downs Proposing Changes Amid Lower Handle

Fewer horses are coming to race at Churchill Downs and that has officials considering changes. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Last week, one race was cancelled during each of the four days of racing at Churchill Downs because too few horses were entered to race. Horse industry officials say the reason is purses at Churchill Downs […]

Kentucky Horse Industry Task Force Releases Final Report

A task force appointed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to look into the future of horse racing in the state has issued its final recommendations. The twelve-member panel says higher purses are critical to pushing the industry forward. A ‘purse’ is the money collected by the winners of a horse race. In Kentucky, purses have […]