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 horse racing, but instead is closer to a slot machine.
Foundation executive director Kent Ostrander says based on questions from the appeals judge, he believes the case will go back to square one.
A measure that would require "family life education" curricula taught in Tennessee schools to be abstinence-centered is advancing in the Senate. The measure sponsored by Republican Senator Jack Johnson unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee 9-0 Wednesday.
Tennessee's state budget could cut all funding to The Paris Special School District Family Enrichment Center. Director Donna Vaughn says half of its funding comes from the state and if the budget passes, the center would likely have to close this summer.
“We do not have the excess funds in our budget to absorb it at this time. So we really don’t want to look down that road, but it doesn’t look good for us if that happens.”
A new analysis from the Chicago Tribune finds caseloads for Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigators are too high. The Tribune reports the biggest trouble spots are in southern Illinois, Cook County, and the counties around Chicago.