Stivers speaks on Keeneland progress

February 1, 2016

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers wants to make one thing clear to everyone in the Tri-County area — Keeneland will be building a $30 million quarter horse racing facility in Corbin.Stivers speaks to ch#FB7102 web

Stivers (R-Manchester) gave that assurance as the featured speaker during the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon Monday. The event was held at The Corbin Center.

Despite delays in the start of construction of the facility, Stivers set out to allay fears that the project was in peril or that it may be moving to another community.

“There is no deviation in what they want to do and where they want to do it,” Stivers told the crowd. “It’s just getting through the administrative process of getting the license. It’s not affected by anything else such as wet-dry votes or anything else.”

The city of London held a referendum on expanded alcohol sales Tuesday. There have been some fears the racing facility would locate somewhere in that city instead of in Corbin.

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