The House of Representative spent several hours debating House Bill 2, the slots at the track bill. Members passionate for and against made sincere appeals to their fellow legislators to follow them. Those opposed complained bitterly that making the vote about schools and military tax breaks concealed the true purpose of the bill. The final speaker, a GOP legislator predicted a return in two years for table games and two years thereafter for a "Mustang Ranch", an allusion to the famous prostitution establishment.
Weary members reacted with cheers.
In the end, it looked like the bill passed 52-45. That's a narrow margin, considering the House has 65 Democrats to 35 Republicans.
Barrels of bombastic buffoons in Berry Craig's latest book.
The perfect Father’s Day gift for Kentucky dads interested in our state history is Berry Craig’s new book, “True Tales of Old-Time Kentucky Politics: Bourbon, Bombast & Burgoo”. .. Clay wasn’t the only Kentucky pol who was quick on the draw. Representatives in Frankfort and Washington shot it out on a regular basis. Rowan County was named for a Democratic duelist who beat the rap of killing his opponent when the issue was “who shot first”.