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A Prayer for the Commonwealth

KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood was invited to offer the invocation for a joint session of the General Assembly gathered to hear the governor’s 2012 State of the Commonwealth Address on Jan. 4. Click here to see the video of the entire joint session with the governor’s speech. In part, Dr. Chitwood prayed: Lord let […]

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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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Keene Casino Idea is Bad News for Kentucky

The big gambling corporations are loving Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, after he pre-filed a bill for the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly that would allow local communities to have a local option election to put up a casino in their town or city. This is a terrible idea for many reasons but here […]

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Milburn Delivers Public Affairs Report

In this video, Kentucky Baptist Convention Committee on Public Affairs Chairman Kevin Milburn delivers the 2011 report to messengers attending the KBC Annual Meeting at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion on Nov. 15, 2011. Here’s the written version of his report as it appeared in the 2011 KBC Book of Reports: Committee on Public […]

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Another Gambling Fight Looming in 2012

Voters haven’t even cast their ballots in the Nov. 8 election yet but with polls predicting a sizable victory for Kentucky’s pro-gambling governor, the gambling industry is already gearing up for a big expansion push in the 2012 General Assembly session that starts in January. The Louisville Courier-Journal ran a front page article Oct. 26 […]

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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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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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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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‘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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