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Opponents say action approved without comment or committee vote could lead to more gambling parlors

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today An administrative regulation sought by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to allow horseracing tracks to build another facility within 60 miles was approved without comment and without a vote by the Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee on Thursday. Opponents say this gives Kentucky tracks the opportunity to expand historical racing, without approval...

Legislation to legalize medical marijuana overwhelmingly clears House committee

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky easily won passage in a House committee on Wednesday. “We want to get this to as many sick people as we possibly can,” said Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, the main sponsor of the bill, which has undergone much fine-tuning before coming before the House Judiciary Committee. “As part of that, 13.5 percent of the...