The Bottom Line: Lawmakers and horse industry leader say time to pass sports wagering

By Jacqueline Pitts, The Bottom Line Vince Gabbert FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lawmakers discussed legislation Wednesday to legalize wagering on sporting events which was proposed during the 2019 session but did not see final passage. Keeneland Vice President and COO Vince Gabbert told the Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations the horse racing industry supports the legislation…

Governor Bevin looks for boost from President Trump during Kentucky visit Wednesday

By The Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s reelection campaign recently placed nearly $4 million worth of advertising on TV and radio leading up to his November showdown with Democrat and archnemesis Andy Beshear. Now, the Republican governor’s campaign is looking to reap a financial windfall when President Donald Trump headlines a private fundraiser…

KY Utility Regulators Want Proof Of Bernheim’s Legal Standing In Pipeline Complaint

By Ryan Van Velzer Kentucky utility regulators want more information to decide whether Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has legal standing to file a complaint over a natural gas pipeline in northern Bullitt County. Bernheim filed a complaint with utility regulators in early August alleging Louisville Gas and Electric bypassed the typical process for a new natural…

Grant allows former Ky. governor Fletcher to start treatment, housing for addicts in 101 rural counties

An organization headed by former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher will get $6.6 million in federal funds “to establish a center of excellence for substance-abuse disorder and . . . provide treatment and housing options for low-income and high-risk individuals in 47 Kentucky counties,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said in a press release. The…

Murray State President Reallocating Investiture Funds To Benefit Student Scholarships

By MATT MARKGRAF Murray State University President Bob Jackson is reallocating funds for his presidential investiture into need-based scholarships. Jackson outlined the university’s “road ahead” at a faculty summit on Friday. He also described his first year in office as “a good year.” He suggested he doesn’t plan on going anywhere soon: “This will be my…