(KEEP, which represents all breeds of horses in Kentucky, has officially endorse House Bill 137 / Photos by Holly M. Smith and Gene McLean)

From the KEEP Media Team:

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) applauds Chairman Adam Koenig and the House Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee for advancing House Bill 137 to the House floor with an unanimous vote.
KEEP is thankful for Chairman Koenig’s longtime leadership on this issue and for Representative Al Gentry’s work on this bipartisan bill. KEEP also appreciates Governor Beshear’s vocal support for this legislation in his State of the Commonwealth address earlier this week.
Elisabeth Jensen, KEEP’s Executive Vice President who oversees the daily operations of the organization, commented, “We all understand that this will not solve the Commonwealth’s budget challenges. However, this legislation ensures that Kentucky will be competitive with our neighboring states, while protecting our signature industry. HB 137 will give us an opportunity to attract sports fans to our state’s racetracks and allow them to place sports wagers in a safe and trusted environment.”
KEEP encourages legislators to support this popular, bipartisan legislation when it is considered on the House floor.