Keyword: Patrick Neely

  • KY Survey Unlikely to Impact Gaming Issue

    A survey released Sept. 6 on the Kentucky horse industry is unlikely to impact the issue of whether alternative gaming should be approved by the state legislature, according to a top-ranking state senator.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear and Sen. Damon Thayer at the hearing to discuss the expanded gaming bill.

    KY Senate Panel Approves Expanded Gaming Bill

    An amended bill that would authorize a constitutional amendment on allowing up to seven casinos in Kentucky was approved Feb. 22 by the Senate Committee on State and Local Government and will be sent to the full Senate.

  • Horses Added to 'Kentucky Proud' Program

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Equine Education Project, and the Kentucky Horse Council announced Oct. 6 that horses have been added to the "Kentucky Proud" program.

  • Pros, Cons of Instant Racing Aired in KY

    A public hearing designed to gauge public opinion about a proposal to permit "Instant Racing" type wagering in Kentucky became a faceoff between representatives of the state's horse industry and the Family Foundation.

  • Senator Damon Thayer

    Legislative Showdown Looming in Kentucky

    As the Kentucky Equine Education Project vows to continue its legislative push for racetrack gaming, a state lawmaker plans to move forward with his plan for statewide and local option votes on gaming.

  • Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear rallies that crowd at the state capitol in Frankfort.

    KEEP Rally Draws Nearly 1,000

    Nearly a thousand people traveled to Kentucky's state capitol in Frankfort June 17 to rally for a cause they have stood behind for years: to boost the horse racing industry by way of expanded casino gaming.

  • KEEP Announces Grants, Team Leader Award

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project announced that it has given more than $516,000 to more than 700 horse-related organizations throughout Kentucky the last four years.

  • An amendment for the Kentucky casino bill failed to pass out of committee Feb. 26.

    KY Casino Bill Fails to Pass

    A Kentucky casino proposal continues to sit on Capitol Hill in Frankfort, as a bill for a constitutional amendment failed to pass out of committee Feb. 26.

  • KEEP Plans Rally for Casino Bill

    In an attempt to recruit people to support the proposed constitutional amendment for expanded gaming, the Kentucky Equine Education Project urged its members to attend a Feb. 26 committee meeting hearing for the bill, as well as a horse trailer caravan "rally" the same day in Frankfort.

  • KEEP: Gaming Levels Playing Field

    To continue dialogue on why Kentucky needs expanded gaming, and to further educate the General Assembly on the matter, Kentucky Equine Education Project executive director Patrick Neely recently gave a presentation during a special legislative subcommittee meeting in Frankfort, the state capital.

  • KEEP Raises Nearly $4 Million

    Many horse industry figures were in the spirit of giving during the Kentucky Equine Education Project's stallion season auction, billed with the tag line, "No Time to Hold Your Horses." The auction was held for the first time since 2004 to benefit causes supported by the organization.