Gaming still a hot-button issue for Kentucky
Kentucky is a people divided when it comes to the issue of casino-style gambling. Some point to the vast potential for generating revenue--some analysts forecast as much as a billion dollars more coming to the region--while others see a different outcome, one filled with new problems and issues that no one wants to talk about.
Even Prestonsburg has been named as a potential place to create a casino and gaming environment, mostly due to its proximity with nearby Thunder Ridge.
Governor Steve Beshear has made it clear that, instead of leaving the decision up to himself or other lawmakers in Frankfort, it would be best to put the power directly in the hands of Kentuckians. He's pushing to have the issue put to ballot across the state to let the voters decide.