Court of Appeals Hears Instant Racing Arguments

A decision is expected within six weeks over whether Instant Racing is legal in Kentucky. The state’s Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case today. Instant Racing is a slots-like game that Kentucky racetracks hope to use to boost race purses. But the Family Foundation of Kentucky says the game isn’t pari-mutuel betting like […]

Gambling Amendment Short of Votes Needed to Pass Senate, Group Says

A key opponent to expanded gambling in Kentucky says the bill doesn’t have the votes to pass this legislative session. For years, the Family Foundation has mounted strong opposition to Governor Steve Beshear’s chief legislative issue. The group’s senior analyst, Martin Cothran, says Beshear’s proposal will fall short in the Senate if it’s voted on soon. […]

Fischer Extends Domestic Partner Benefits to Metro Employees

Joined by members of the Louisville Metro Council and gay rights advocates, Mayor Greg Fischer signed an executive order Friday extending domestic partner benefits to Metro Government employees  that will go into effect July 1, 2012. The policy decision to offer health insurance benefits to couples living together in a household but who are not […]

Group Threatens Lawsuit if State Approves Video Slots

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A group opposed to expanded gambling is threatening to sue if video slots at Kentucky horse tracks are approved without a constitutional amendment. Governor Beshear is considering calling a special session to address looming state budget deficits, and horse industry officials are hoping expanded gaming will be on the […]