Monthly Archives: February 2012

Here are the Voting Details on the Casino Bill

Here’s how Kentucky senators voted on the casino gambling bill yesterday. Senate Bill 151, which would have given Senate approval to placing a constitutional amendment on the November ballot allowing up to seven casinos across the Commonwealth, needed to receive 23 votes (three-fifths of the senators) in order to move the proposal along to the […]

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Casino Bill Goes Down to Defeat

The Kentucky Senate has voted 21-16 to defeat a proposal that could have led to as many as seven casinos operating to drain the Kentucky economy of more than a billion dollars each year. Many thanks are owed to all of those courageous senators who stood up to the tremendous pressure that was exerted by […]

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Hearing Set on Governor’s Casino Bill

A state Senate committee hearing on Gov. Steve Beshear’s plan to allow up to seven casinos in Kentucky is scheduled for Wednesday,  Feb. 22, and a vote on the bill in the full Senate could be held as early as Friday, according to the Family Foundation of Kentucky. The bill is assigned to the Senate’s […]

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Take a Stand Against Casinos on Feb. 21

Dr. Hershael York, former president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, is strongly encouraging Christians across the state to join him in taking a stand against the expansion of gambling in Kentucky at a special rally scheduled for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, at the capitol […]

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Senate Okays Life Bills that House Will Abort

Two pro-life bills have now been approved by the Kentucky state Senate but if past experience is any guide, they are doomed to die in the House of Representatives without even getting a vote by the full House. Senate Bill 103, which would require that an abortionist at least give a woman the opportunity to […]

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Corbin Voters Approve Package Liquor Sales

Unlike voters in Barbourville who voted down alcohol sales last week, voters in the city of Corbin  decided in a local option election Tuesday to allow package liquor sales by a vote of 887-789. According to the Whitley County clerk, less than 33 percent of eligible voters cast ballots. We can’t help but wonder what […]

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Governor Finally Unveils Casino Plan

Gov. Steve Beshear’s long awaited casino gambling bill has finally been unveiled nearly halfway through the General Assembly’s 60-day session. He and Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, announced the plan in a press conference in the capitol rotunda today. As expected, it is a terrible bill that calls for a constitutional amendment allowing up to  seven […]

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KBC Leaders Write Senators Re: Casinos

Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders sent a letter on Friday to all Kentucky state senators outlining the KBC’s opposition to proposals to expand gambling in the Commonwealth and spelling out some of the reasons all citizens should be concerned about these proposals. The letter is signed by KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood, Committee on Public Affairs […]

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Barbourville Citizens Vote to Remain Dry

Congratulations to the citizens of Barbourville on their decision yesterday to block alcohol sales in the city. City residents rejected a push to make Barbourville wet by a tally of 55 percent “no” to 45 percent “yes,” according to The Mountain Advocate newspaper in Knox County. Final vote tallies for the local option election were […]

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Louisville Starts Year with 283 Abortions

According to the latest statistics provided by Right to Life of Louisville (part of Kentucky Right to Life), an estimated 283 abortions were performed at the state’s largest abortion clinic in Louisville in January. The abortions were performed at the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in downtown Louisville. The clinic is one of two in the […]

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The Life You Save Might Be Your Own

University of the Cumberlands President James Taylor recently wrote a powerful letter to the editor to the News Journal in Corbin urging citizens to vote against bringing alcohol into Williamsburg in a local option election on March 20. The message is a good one for citizens throughout Kentucky to hear: U of C President says […]

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Resolution Opposes Gambling Expansion

The Crittenden Baptist Association recently approved a strongly-worded resolution opposing gambling expansion proposals in the Kentucky General Assembly. Here’s the text: We the churches of the Crittenden Baptist Association, members of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention, do admonish you the legislative and executive branches of this great Commonwealth of Kentucky, to […]

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Alcohol Votes a Symptom of Deeper Problem

The (Louisville) Courier-Journal had an interesting article Feb. 5 discussing how communities in Kentucky that have traditionally been dry are feeling more and more pressure to allow alcohol sales or to expand those sales under a relentless barrage of pressure from the alcohol industry. Barbourville voters go to the polls on Tuesday and elections in […]

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Slot Machines: The Big Gamble

Gov. Steve Beshear has put off submitting his gambling expansion bill for a few more days to allow the courts to settle legislature redistricting issues which have delayed the filing deadline for candidates for General Assembly seats. State senators and representatives are always leery of taking controversial stands before the filing deadline because they want […]

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Call Your Senator TODAY on Gambling Issue

The politicking over bringing more gambling to Kentucky is getting hot and heavy. Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday that he believes he has the 23 votes he needs to get a bill calling for a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling through the state Senate. The Family Foundation of Kentucky says its count of senators shows […]

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