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Sports wagering bill set to be considered by Kentucky House committee Wednesday

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A sports wagering bill will have its first consideration by a legislative committee this week. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, is scheduled to be heard by the House Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee Wednesday morning. Under the measure, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission would be the state body that oversees sports...

Rosy weekend: Cincinnati retires Pete Rose’s uniform to conclude induction into Reds Hall of Fame

By Alyson Footer Cincinnati Reds Communications A weekend-long celebration of Pete Rose concluded with the official retiring of his uniform No. 14, unveiled at the end of a 30-minute ceremony on the field Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park. Rose, honored along with the 1976 Reds on Friday and inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame Saturday, was showered with several ovations from a packed ballpark...

Keith Taylor: Cincy does right thing by inducting Pete Rose into Reds Hall of Fame

Major League Baseball struck out when commissioner Rob Manfred denied an appeal by Pete Rose to be reinstated into baseball last month. Rose, banned for life in 1989 for violating the league’s code against gambling, spent more than two decades away from the sport that made him famous. Over the course of time, Rose admitted to betting on baseball and confessing to the sins that have never been...

Former Kentuckian and Philadelphia Philly Ben Revere to speak at EKU Diamond Dinner

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder and former Richmond resident Ben Revere will be the featured speaker at the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team’s 13th annual Diamond Dinner at the Keen Johnson Building on Jan. 31, 2014.   Ben Revere led Lexington Catholic High School to a state championship in 2007. Revere was selected in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by...

Keven Moore on Insurance: Change can
be good, but don’t forget to call your agent

What is the definition of heaven? Well, for me I could say – for a brief time until Bud Selig and Major League Baseball woke me out of my dream – it was the day I was hired at Roeding Insurance in 2001 and later learned that we insured the Cincinnati Reds and they needed my loss control assistance.   As a loss control consultant I have been in and out of all sorts of businesses and industries,...