Keyword: Sen. David Williams

  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

    Beshear Sticks With Gambling Amendment Plan

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Jan. 31 he expects a casino gambling amendment to be introduced "in a few days," and again accused Republican Sen. President David Williams of attempting to derail the process.

  • State Legislators Told Compact Viable Option

    State legislators from around the United States were told July 27 a proposed interstate compact for racing and wagering is a means of promoting uniformity in the industry and fighting off threats of federal intervention.

  • Political Cover Sought on Instant Racing?

    Legislation authorizing Instant Racing at Kentucky racetracks is in line for major revisions that would place approval squarely in the lap of the governor or Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Slot Machine

    Analysis: Will KY Gaming Plan Muddy Waters?

    Kentucky's horse racing and breeding industry plans to stand its ground in the wake of a proposal for a constitutional amendment on gaming some have characterized as a politically-motivated stall tactic.

  • Slot Machine

    Racetrack Gaming Issue Heats Up in Kentucky

    A Kentucky Thoroughbred breeder said Republican lawmakers plan to push for a constitutional amendment on racetrack gaming, but a spokesperson for the state's Senate leader said that's not the case.

  • Bill Farish

    Farish: Politics Won't Thwart Horse Industry

    Lane's End Farm general manager and prominent Republican Bill Farish said the Kentucky horse industry "will continue to hold our elected officials accountable, and we will not stop working until our state government gets out of the way and allows us to have the tools necessary to compete."

  • Kentucky Senate President David Williams

    War of Words Over KY Racetrack Gaming Issue

    Kentucky Senate President David Williams has continued a war of words with leading Democrats over the politics surrounding proposed racetrack gaming in Kentucky. But Williams, a Republican, has also apparently drawn the ire of Kentucky's top GOP leader.

  • Republican Sen. Damon Thayer

    Thayer Defends Position on KY Gaming Bill

    Republican Sen. Damon Thayer, under heavy fire from some in the Kentucky horse industry for not being publicly proactive on racetrack gaming legislation, on June 25 outlined his position on the issue and claimed that a "political war" would only hinder the industry.

  • Gov. Steve Beshear addresses a packed house at the Keeneland sale pavilion.

    Kentucky Rally: 'Revolution Starts Tonight'

    About 1,000 members of Kentucky's horse industry turned out for a short-notice rally at Keeneland June 24 and were told by officials and state lawmakers the fight for racetrack gaming isn't over.

  • Bill backed by owner Jess Jackson may move forward early next week.

    Jackson Meets With Senate Republicans on Legislation

    California vintner and Thoroughbred owner Jess Jackson met with Kentucky Senate Republicans Jan. 26 to discuss legislation that would make it unlawful for anyone to represent both buyer and seller in a transaction involving horses without written permission of both parties.

  • Kentucky Legislative Leaders Cool on Racetrack Gaming

    With the 2004 Kentucky General Assembly session set to get under way Jan. 6, the state's racing and breeding industry, which has devised legislation to authorize a constitutional amendment on racetrack casinos, is working to line up sponsors. Legislative leaders, however, continue to downplay the chances of passage of any bill to expand gambling.

  • Williams

    Kentucky Breeders Get Sober Message on VLTs

    Don't count on video poker was the sobering message Kentucky Senate President David Williams delivered Tuesday to an informal gathering of about 35 prominent Thoroughbred breeders and their representatives.