Tag Archives: Family Foundation

Instant Racing Decision Overturned

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has sent a lawsuit over the constitutionality of “instant racing” machines back to the circuit court level after ruling that the rules of pre-trial discovery were violated when the court first heard the case. The Family Foundation had sought to participate in a lawsuit over the Kentucky Racing Commission’s decision […]

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Senate Okays Religious Freedom Amendment; Calls Needed NOW to Win House Passage

Senate Bill 158, also known as ” The Religious Freedom Amendment,” has been approved by the Kentucky Senate but with time in this year’s Kentucky General Assembly passing rapidly, it’s important for Kentucky citizens to contact their House legislators on behalf of the measure. If approved by three-fifths of the House of Representatives as it […]

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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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Gambling Math Just Doesn’t Add Up

One of the ongoing themes of the big gambling corporations and politicians who are straining ever so hard to bring casinos to Kentucky is that these slot machine parlors will bring in great sums of revenue to the state’s coffers that that can then be used to provide vital services for the people. It sounds […]

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Baptists Must Be Vigilant on Gambling

This recent news release from the Kentucky Baptist Convention highlights the need for Kentucky Baptists to be very wary and vigilant regarding attempts to expand gambling that may soon be facing the state: FRANKFORT – Kentucky Baptist leaders and other experts say that with a gubernatorial election in November, a racing industry in decline and […]

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Kentucky Downs Machines a Ridiculous Ruse

The ridiculousness of the Kentucky Downs claim that its new gambling parlor is full of “instant racing” machines as opposed to illegal slot machines has been made plain in a video of one of the machines in action just released by the Family Foundation of Kentucky. You might have to squint but if you look […]

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Racetrack Unilaterally Expands Gambling

It’s a sad day in the commonwealth as Kentucky Downs in Franklin unilaterally expands gambling without legislative or voter approval. The racetrack today opens a new gambling parlor with 200 “instant racing” machines. The racetrack is trying to claim that these machines are somehow “parimutuel” games because users are really just betting on old horse […]

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‘Mature’ Casino States Showing Losses

The following guest post was prepared by Dr. Ivan Zabilka, who has spent many years studying the impact of gambling on communities. His bio is at the bottom of the post: The “2011 State of the States” by the American Gaming Association has a chart on page 5 showing the consumer losses at casinos for […]

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House Committee Kills Ultrasound Bill

Senate Bill 9, the Ultrasound/Informed Consent bill, went down to defeat in the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee today. This marks the seventh year in a row that similar measures to give a woman considering an abortion the opportunity to see an ultrasound of her developing baby before making a final decision have been […]

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Four Pro-life Bills Killed; SB 9 Still Alive

It was no particular surprise but four pro-life bills were killed by the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee yesterday. The one silver lining is that Senate Bill 9 is still in play. This bill would require an abortionist to give a woman considering an abortion the opportunity to see an ultrasound of her developing […]

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Preachers Invited To State Capitol on Feb. 8

A “Preachers’ Day at the State Capitol” is being planned for Feb. 8 for pastors, church staff members, evangelists and others in ministry interested in learning about moral issues that are before the 2011 General Assembly. The event at the State Capitol Building in Frankfort is being sponsored by the God and Country Ministry led […]

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‘Instant Racing’ Ruling Being Appealed

A circuit judge’s ruling last month that said it was okay to use slot machine-like devices to bet on old horse races is being appealed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals by the Family Foundation of Kentucky. Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled Dec. 28 in an opinion sought by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and […]

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Judge Says Betting on Dead Horses Okay

A Kentucky judge pushed the state farther down the path to allowing slot machines at racetracks Dec. 28 when he ruled that slot machine-like electronic games that have gamblers betting on “old” horse races can be considered to be parimutuel betting. Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate, in an opinion sought by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission […]

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