Local/Regional News

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12:14 pm
Tue June 23, 2009

Ellis Park Says Demise Of Slots Bill Seals Its Fate

Bowling Green, KY – Now that slots legislation is dead in the General Assembly, so is Ellis Park. The Western Kentucky Horse Track will close its doors for good on Labor Day. Lisa Autry has the story.

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10:48 am
Sat June 20, 2009

Slots Bill Passes House - Future In Senate A Long Shot

Frankfort, KY – After nearly three hours of debate, the House voted 52-45 for the slots bill despite protests from opponents, who said it was unconstitutional. Watching from the gallery was former Gov. Brereton Jones, who says it be would wrong for the Senate to not consider the measure, now that the House has spoken. "I would say that would not qualify for any profile in courage award. I think the people elect their representatives for them to come up here and express their opinion."

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10:45 am
Sat June 20, 2009

League Of Cities Makes Policy Changes In Response To Criticism

Lexington, Ky – Kentucky League of Cities officials were in damage control mode when they invited journalists and other guests to attend what would otherwise have been the League's regular closed budget meeting Friday morning. Bryan Bartlett was there, and filed this report.

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6:19 am
Fri June 19, 2009

House to Vote on Video Slots Bill

Frankfort, KY – History will be made this morning when the Kentucky House of Representatives takes up legislation allowing video slot machines at horse tracks. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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6:17 am
Fri June 19, 2009

Video Slots Bill Clears Budget Committee

Frankfort, KY – The video slots bill easily cleared the budget committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is expected to receive a floor vote Friday. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh watched the committee vote.

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6:35 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Senate President Williams Accuses Pro-Slots Lawmakers Of "Vote-Buying"

Frankfort, KY – Williams called efforts to round up support in the house for the gaming legislation brazen.' He says funding for local school projects is being promised in exchange for votes in favor of expanded gambling

"they think buying votes is not illegal on the thing because they say individual legislators are not profiting and therefore is not a violation of the hobbs act that's what they are telling their members when the members are negotiating."

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6:29 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Slots Bill Faces Committee Vote

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4:44 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Lextran Wants More Drivers To "Dump The Pump" Thursday

Lexington, KY – Lextran spokesman Dave Riggins says the bus company is once again participating in a nationwide one day awareness campaign.

"Dump The Pump Day is an event sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association. This will be the fourth annual Dump The Pump Day. It's just an opportunity to encourage folks to access public transportation and ride free all day, not only on Lextran but also on the Red Cross Wheels Program."

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4:09 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

New Jobs Coming To Lexington

Lexington, KY – American Water's Field Resource Coordination Center, or F-R-C-C, will relocate to the utility's Richmond Road office and bring with it thirty new job openings to be filled locally. Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says that's good news for the local job market and good news for the entire community.

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