Kentucky Newsmakers 3/06: U.S. Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg; Rep. Adam Koenig; WKYT’s Chris Bailey
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - On the latest episode of Kentucky Newsmakers, WKYT’s Bill Bryant talks with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Kentucky Representative Adam Koenig and WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey.
We’re seeing a renewed push for sports betting in Kentucky. In a state obsessed with sports and surrounded by other states that allow bets on games, Kentucky still outlaws it. Proponents of sports betting say Kentucky is simply letting bettors cross state lines, while opponents say more gambling is likely to prey on the hopes of people who can least afford it.
Republican State Representative Adam Koenig of northern Kentucky has long championed sports betting and has now filed bills that would legalize it and also establish a program for problem gaming. He joins us to talk about those bills.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttiegieg also spoke with us this week about the Brent Spence Bridge project, which would include a companion bridge and improvements to the existing span.
Lastly, WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey helps us take a look back at the 10-year anniversary of tornadoes that hit eastern part of southern Kentucky.
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