I’ve surprised even myself by lumping author John Grogan and expanded gambling together in one blog. But here it is!
Grogan is the popular writer of the best-selling Marley & Me. This Sunday and next Tuesday, he’s on One to One discussing The Longest Trip Home, a memoir about growing up in a devout Catholic home in the 1960s and ’70s. If you read Marley or saw the movie, you know how he turned his newspaper career into the vehicle which brings a wife, dog and children into his life. You can learn a lot more about him and hear him talk about all of this on One to One. He was a delight to share some time with on a recent visit to Lexington.
Monday night on Kentucky Tonight, we’ll once again talk about expanded gambling in the wake of the legislative session which begins the first of January.
- Bill Farish, general manager of Lane’s End farm
- Patrick Neely, executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project
- Martin Cothran, spokesman for Say No to Casinos
- Kent Ostrander, executive director of The Family Foundation
There are a couple of pieces of legislation to discuss, but none that please Kentucky’s horse industry or Governor Beshear. Why not? That’s one of the questions I’ll ask on Monday night.
The opponents of expanding gambling see the victory of Republican Jimmy Higdon in the special election in the 14th senate district as a good sign that Kentuckians don’t want gambling in Kentucky. Or they at least want the opportunity to place it on the ballot as a constitutional amendment. That’s a question that will also come up Monday night.
Join us and let me know what you think on the phone or email.