Local/Regional News

Local/Regional News
4:06 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Slots Supporters Rally In Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – The crowd, comprised mostly of people in the horse industry, waved signs and enthusiastically welcomed speakers like former Gov. Brereton Jones. Jones, who owns a horse farm in Midway, says all facets of the horse industry are united behind the video slots bill. "As we realized that many other states have decided that they want what we have, we know that we have to fight to save our industry and that is exactly what we're doing."

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5:07 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Progress Reported In Special Session

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1:59 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Anti Gambling Groups Rally Against Slots Bill

Frankfort, KY – Buck Run Baptist Chuch Pastor Hershael York of Frankfort says video slots at horse tracks is not about the horses, it's about gambling and greed. "First it was about horses and increasing the purses and handle. But then, when the Herald-Leader showed in a series of articles that that's simply not true, then today, it comes out in the paper, now it's about schools. The reality is, it is and it always has been about gambling. It's about greed, pure and simple."

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6:07 am
Tue June 16, 2009

Special Session Underway in Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – A special legislative session to balance Kentucky's budget, expand gambling and tackle other issues ordered by Gov. Steve Beshear got underway Monday in Frankfort. Among those watching the first day's events unfold was Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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Local/Regional News
4:40 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Session Agenda Set

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2:04 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Conway Issues Opinion On Slots At Tracks

Frankfort, KY – It's only an opinion and it's not legally binding, but Attorney General Jack Conway says it's not necessary to further amend the state constitution to allow video slot machines at horse tracks. Conway says the opinion relies heavily on the 1931 Jockey Club case, the binding legal opinion on the issues of gaming and lotteries. "And, in their own discretion if they choose to do so, it is our advisory opinion that the courts of the commonwealth would uphold such an enactment."

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9:15 am
Mon June 15, 2009

Lawmakers Back At It In Frankfort Today

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Local/Regional News
4:33 pm
Fri June 12, 2009

Thin Gray Line A Little Thicker

Frankfort, KY – Among the new troopers is former Lexington Herald-Leader crime reporter Cassandra Mullins, the only female to survive the grueling 23-week training course. The Hazard native believes women bring a unique perspective to the job. "I'm compassionate for people and I would say that's probably true for most women. But this is a hard job and no doubt about it, it's a man's world. So, you've got walk a little straighter, talk a little tougher, dig your heels in and work hard."

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4:12 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

KY Banks Deemed Financially Sound

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6:22 am
Thu June 11, 2009

List Narrowed for State Education Commissioner Applicants

Frankfort, KY – The search for the next head of Kentucky public schools will intensify next week, when the interview process gets underway. We get an update from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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