6:24 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Stumbo Plans to Revive Casino Debate

Kentucky Speaker Greg Stumbo
Credit LRC Public Information

The leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives plans to revive a decades-long effort to expand gambling in the state.

Following this year’s legislative session, Speaker Greg Stumbo said casino legislation will be part of his "personal agenda" in 2016. But Martin Cothran of the Family Foundation is doubtful it will gain much traction.

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11:43 am
Fri March 6, 2015

How Kentucky Money Fuels Cross-Border Casinos (and Other State Budgets)

Darlie Lowe, right, and Deneen Crayton, both of Louisville, wait for the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino shuttle bus on a recent Wednesday morning in West Louisville.

Braving temperatures in the 30s on a recent Wednesday morning, the 25 or so people bunched in the Kroger parking lot in west Louisville had plenty of grounds for complaint.

But complaining they weren’t. To the contrary, this group was stoked about the occasion. In just a few minutes, a large luxury bus would be pulling up and taking them on a free trip to the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino. For the next five hours they would be playing slot machines, eating $12 worth of food on the house and hoping to go home winners.

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3:34 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Kentucky Rep. Larry Clark Files Pair of Expanded Gaming Bills


A Kentucky lawmaker has filed a pair of bills that will again bring the issue of expanded gaming before the General Assembly.

State Rep. Larry Clark, a Louisville Democrat, has pre-filed legislation that would place a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 2014 ballot asking Kentucky voters if they permit "the General Assembly to pass laws authorizing casino gaming?” according to language in BR 108.

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5:28 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Opinion: Casinos in Kentucky are a Sweetheart Deal for the Elite

The views expressed in this commentary are the opinion of the commentator and don’t necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.

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Afternoon Update
4:21 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 2/22/12

Local, State, Federal Legislation:

Last week, the South Fulton city commission passed the first reading of an ordinance that would allow the fire department to respond to rural fire calls.

Governor Steve Beshear's constitutional amendment to legalize casinos in Kentucky passed the Senate's State and Local Government committee 7-4 today.

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Government & Politics
8:00 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Commonwealth Group Seeking Casino Gambling

A coalition of groups has formed to press Kentucky lawmakers to approve a constitutional amendment that could legalize casinos in the Commonwealth.  The coalition includes several longtime gambling proponents from business and labor.