3:38pm

Fri February 17, 2012
State Capitol

Beshear Promotes Gaming Bill in Weekly Address

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear used his weekly YouTube address to promote the constitutional amendment to legalize expanded gaming in the state. Earlier this week, the governor and state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, unveiled thelegislation to allow gaming in up to seven locations across the commonwealth. The legislation would permit five casino’s at horse racetracks and two at stand-alone locations that must be at least 60 miles from the nearest racetrack.

Political observers have noted that Beshear usually avoids controversial topics in his weekly address. The bill is expected to be voted on in Senate committee next Wednesday.