Kentucky Gambling

Politics
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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Government
3:34 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Kentucky Rep. Larry Clark Files Pair of Expanded Gaming Bills

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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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Gambling Debate
3:08 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Governor Beshear Won't Back Down from Gambling Debate

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Governor Steve Beshear says he won’t back down on efforts to bring casino gambling to Kentucky, despite another defeat on the issue last week.

Since his first term as governor in 2007, Beshear has made expanding gambling his main priority. This year, he attempted to pass a constitutional amendment dealing with the issue through the state Senate. The bill fell seven votes short of passage in a vote that critics say should be the end of the issue. But Beshear says the vote gave more resolve to the business leaders and horse racing interests who back the idea.

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Morning Cram
9:09 am
Thu February 9, 2012

the morning cram [Converse All Stars...I know you want some edition]

You know what kicks you should rock in China? The same ones you rock everywhere else…Chucks.

NPR reports since 2007, sales of the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars in China have gone up about fifty percent.

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