2000 - 2009 Policy Archive
This archive contains a number of articles from 2000-2009 which provide a glimpse into Kentucky's prolonged public policy debate on whether to expand gambling.
As these articles reveal, weighing whether expanded gambling is a good idea requires much more than a determination that something CAN be done. Instead, it requires an assessment of whether it SHOULD be done.
Such decisions should be left to the General Assembly, the elected representatives of the people, NOT the courts.
Note: These articles originally appeared in the Kentucky Citizen, a pro-family publication of The Family Foundation.
The Family Foundation (TFF) is a Kentucky nonprofit organization which has been opposing the expansion of gambling in Kentucky since 1994, when the Commonwealth's horse racing industry pointed out the harm expanded gambling causes families and asked TFF to stand with them against casinos.