Casinos in starting gate

Casinos in starting gate

There are 17 comments on the Kentucky.com story from Feb 15, 2008, titled Casinos in starting gate. In it, Kentucky.com reports that:

“I don't call 12 casinos 'limited”

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Revenue from up to seven racetrack-operated casinos and five free-standing ones could eventually pour $600 million annually into state and local government programs under legislation proposed on Thursday by Gov. Steve Beshear.

'It's time to let the people of Kentucky decide whether they want expanded gambling in this state,' Beshear said at a news conference in the Capitol unveiling his proposed constitutional amendment and a separate companion bill that spells out details. Read more

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ohyesidid

Russell Springs, KY

#1 Apr 13, 2008
Maybe it will provide jobs and bring in tourist dollars to the county. But of course no one wants that!!
freddie highmore

Russellville, KY

#2 Apr 13, 2008
ohyesidid wrote:
Maybe it will provide jobs and bring in tourist dollars to the county. But of course no one wants that!!
our governor is a fruit cake
ohyesidid

Russell Springs, KY

#3 Apr 13, 2008
A FRUIT CAKE???
big jim keen

Russellville, KY

#4 Apr 13, 2008
ohyesidid wrote:
A FRUIT CAKE???
hes stupid
ohyesidid

Russell Springs, KY

#5 Apr 14, 2008
WHY?
Wondering

Sacramento, CA

#6 Apr 16, 2008
Don't think for a moment that casino gambling is the answer to anything--except putting money in the hands of the elite and sending the compulsive gamblers to figure out why they are bankrupt. The next thing will be opening brothels to increase teachers' pay. The latter might be more honest.
omg

Lexington, KY

#7 Apr 16, 2008
big jim keen wrote:
<quoted text>hes stupid
and fletcher was any better how????????
Hello

Lexington, KY

#8 Apr 16, 2008
does anyone know what happen to Ray Douglas from spring creek?
momof2

Columbus, OH

#9 Apr 16, 2008
Wondering wrote:
Don't think for a moment that casino gambling is the answer to anything--except putting money in the hands of the elite and sending the compulsive gamblers to figure out why they are bankrupt. The next thing will be opening brothels to increase teachers' pay. The latter might be more honest.
I agree, people are so eager to jump on board without doing the research. You always hear about the revenue that it will bring in but you never hear "the rest of the story". All the crime that follows casinos, and you want to talk about economics try how much of our taxes will go to support the people who lose everything trying to get rich quick. I just hope that people do their own research before they put their faith (and vote) into what a politician says, they only tell you what they want you to know. if the truth be told it will probably pad Gov. Beshear's bank account more than "help Ky."
ohyesidid

Russell Springs, KY

#10 Apr 16, 2008
Wondering wrote:
Don't think for a moment that casino gambling is the answer to anything--except putting money in the hands of the elite and sending the compulsive gamblers to figure out why they are bankrupt. The next thing will be opening brothels to increase teachers' pay. The latter might be more honest.
no its not the answer fr all the trouble but it brings jobs and money into the county. sure theelite as you put it but so does gas stations should we also not have them?and as far as the people you say are compulsive gamblers they will do what they do no matter what if its in a casino or with there bookie but they will do what they do.

“Honesty is very sexy”

Since: May 08

Lexington, KY

#11 May 5, 2008
freddie highmore wrote:
<quoted text>our governor is a fruit cake
yep
Wondering

Bluefield, WV

#12 May 7, 2008
You people are narrow minded. I have been to tons of casinos & I havent seen any more crime in those areas than areas that dont have them....it brings in jobs, tax revenue, and PEOPLE that spend money in those towns.....Get out of the dark ages, your small town thinking will bring you down. I guess that is why most of your counties are "dry"
alex

Worton, MD

#13 Jan 26, 2009
Does anyone know Tood Scidmore, from South Shore?
Idiot

Russell Springs, KY

#14 Jan 26, 2009
Gambling is a social problem not political.We the People already have taken away from the social arena by being less educated an giving in all the time. WHat about the political scandel with DAVID WILLIAMS takeing political bribes in the Road Biding Case before Judge Reeves. The guy who owns Gaddie Shamrock lined The SENATORS POCKETS so he would build roads that lead to no where. At least our FINE GOVenor BRASHEAR is making JOBS not COST to the tax payer for political contributions. THat is why Senator WIlliams hired the X Govenors croonie to help with the minut task of taking the Heat an laying the ground work for WILLIAMS>>BAD
SNJ

Spydeberg, Norway

#15 Jan 26, 2009
alex wrote:
Does anyone know Tood Scidmore, from South Shore?
No, but does that make any difference to you?
SNJ

Spydeberg, Norway

#16 Jan 26, 2009
Wondering wrote:
Don't think for a moment that casino gambling is the answer to anything--except putting money in the hands of the elite and sending the compulsive gamblers to figure out why they are bankrupt. The next thing will be opening brothels to increase teachers' pay. The latter might be more honest.
And I take it teachers need better pay......
as always - and as everyone else do.....
Insert Name Here

Gordonsville, TN

#17 Aug 15, 2011
I'm all for the the casinos. I lived in Colorado most of my life.
Mountain towns like Idaho Springs, Central City and Blackhawk were rich with history. Brilliant architecture, old buildings, and historic homes were waisting away and dilapidating to the point of tragedy. It was kept dark on the city streets for lack of funds, and scary after dark Crime was the most prevalent way of life up there. The casinos made a bid and allwed to come in as a last resort, and much to the dismay of what few town people there were still there.
But now, it is beautiful again! Homes restored to perfection, buildings respected and preserved, the parks, town events, festivals, and recreation there is amazing. Restaurants fill the abandoned buildings and old run down bars that only existed because there was nothing else to there. The little towns are patrolled and the streets are alive.

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