Williams Predicts No Gambling Bill This Session

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Expanded gambling is again a hot topic of discussion in Frankfort, as lawmakers wrap up the first week of the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly. As yet, no expanded gambling bills have been filed, except for a constitutional amendment requiring a vote by the people. But that’s not keeping the […]

Kentucky Track Operators Watch Ohio Voters Approve Casinos

Voters in Ohio yesterday approved casino gambling in four major cities. That has expanded gaming proponents in Kentucky claiming the added competition is just another reason to approve a similar measure in the Commonwealth. Ohio voters approved casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati. Just across the river from Cincinnati is Turfway Park, whose president, […]

Beshear Appointments Remove Republicans from General Assembly

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has chosen another powerful Senate Republican to fill a gubernatorial appointment. And as Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh reports, the governor’s intentions are clear. In 2007, Steve Beshear was elected governor on a promise to let voters, through a constitutional amendment, decide if they want casino gambling in Kentucky. But 22 […]

Slots Advocates Say They Won't Give Up

Advocates for expanded gambling at Kentucky racetracks say they’ll keep pushing – despite their loss earlier this week in the state Senate, where a committee killed a House-approved proposal to allow slots at tracks. Track officials say they need slots at their facilities to boost purses and compete with tracks in other states. Patrick Neely […]

Slots Supporters Rally in Frankfort

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Hundreds of supporters of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s expanded gambling bill rallied on the steps of the State Capitol. The crowd, comprised mostly of people in the horse industry, waved signs and enthusiastically welcomed speakers like former Gov. Brereton Jones. Jones, who owns a horse farm in Midway, says […]