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Gambling Expert: Casinos Will Hurt State

The following is an excerpt of a blog written by Ivan Zabilka*, an expert on the gambling industry’s efforts to bring casinos in Kentucky. It originally appeared on his blog, The Gambling Notepad. Historically casino proponents in Kentucky have resorted to distorting polls and working up biased reports… A former governor, Julian Carroll, once famously […]

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Associations Stand Against Gambling

Two Kentucky Baptist associations have taken action in the past week to oppose gambling expansion efforts: The South District Baptist Association Executive Board voted unanimously Jan. 9 to oppose an expansion of gambling in the Commonwealth and have communicated the association’s stand to area legislators. Jim Clontz serves as director of missions in this association. […]

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League Reports on Alcohol, Legislative Issues

The KBC Committee on Public Affairs has recently received the following information from Don Cole, executive director of the Kentucky League on Alcohol and Gambling Programs (Kentucky Ethics League), regarding upcoming alcohol sales expansion petitions in Kentucky and legislation pending in the General Assembly: OWENTON — Efforts to expand the availability of alcohol in Owenton […]

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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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Committee Switches Bills for Hearings

Here’s an update to today’s earlier post. We now understand that rather than Senate Bill 9 (the Ultrasound Consent bill) and House Bill 215 (a bill to prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy) the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee will hold its hearings on two different abortion bills on Thursday. According to […]

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Pro-life Bills May Die Thursday, Call Today!

Senate Bill 9 and House Bill 215 may be heard and killed in the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee on Thursday. Please pray that legislators will allow these bills to come to the floor of the House to receive a fair hearing and vote. And, if you haven’t done so already, please contact your […]

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No Shortage of Bad Bills in 2011

It’s amazing the amount of bad legislation that gets proposed in the Kentucky General Assembly. Some proposals just take your breath away in terms of their foolishness. Here are just a couple: House Bill 299 – This bill, introduced by Rep. Arnold Simpson, District 65 (Kenton County), would permit the sale of alcohol on any election […]

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Would You Lift a Finger to Save a Life?

Sometimes an issue is complicated. Sometimes it’s hard to know what action to take even when you have a strong sense of what is right or wrong about an issue. Sometimes issues are painted in shades of gray rather than in black and white. Guess what? This isn’t one of those times. If you support […]

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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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Ultrasound Bill May Pass Senate Friday

Kentucky Senate Bill 9, the Ultrasound Informed Consent bill, is scheduled to be heard in the Senate’s Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to pass with bipartisan support. The bill may receive its final reading and pass on the Senate floor as early as Friday. […]

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