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Old 06-16-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Ignorance is bliss, huh? I see too much of this attitude on these boards, so here are the FACTS. Seems like it has done something to me:

Since it started in 1989, the Kentucky Lottery has earned over $2.5 billion for Kentucky's state treasury.

Since Fiscal Year 1999, the Kentucky Lottery has provided over $950 million to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) Program, the College Access Program and the Kentucky Tuition Grants Program. Combined, this money has been used to make nearly 900,000 financial awards to help Kentucky's best and brightest students remain in Kentucky for their post-secondary education. To learn more about these merit-based and need-based scholarship programs, call the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority toll free at 1-800-928-8926 or visit their web site at KHEAA :: Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

In addition to the $950 million for college grants and scholarships noted above, $24 million has gone to Kentucky's Early Childhood Reading Incentive Fund, 'Read to Achieve' and Kentucky's Collaborative Center for Literacy Development since 1999. $21 million supported the Kentucky Housing Corporation's Affordable Housing Trust Fund from 1999 - 2003, helping to build over 2,770 units of housing for some of the state's neediest citizens.

In addition, $32 million of Lottery money was set aside by the legislature in the early 1990's as a one-time bonus for Kentucky Vietnam veterans. $214 million was earmarked for elementary and secondary education in 1993 and 1994, and, over the years, more than $1.4 billion has gone to the General Fund, as designated by members of the General Assembly. The General Fund pays for a wide variety of programs and projects that benefit all Kentuckians.

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When the lottery was passed it was passed because we were all told that the money would go to education. How long did it take for that to REALLY happen?
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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When the lottery was passed it was passed because we were all told that the money would go to education. How long did it take for that to REALLY happen?

And roads...the last time I was on the Natcher Parway I hit so many holes I had to get my car realigned.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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And roads...the last time I was on the Natcher Parway I hit so many holes I had to get my car realigned.
I don't understandf why we should have to pay for cars that are damaged due to state negligence but that is just me.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Don't drive into the holes or avoid the road altogether.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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Don't drive into the holes or avoid the road altogether.
The entire highway is one hole after another. Have you driven his anytime lately? It is pathetic and dangerous. There was a whole piece of it that fell completely in and swallowed a whole car not too long ago. Last time I checked that is the highway from Bowling Green to Owensboro.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:12 PM
 
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i think KY has great roads for being a pretty poor state....
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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i think KY has great roads for being a pretty poor state....

We are a state with mismanaged funds and corruption. There is no excuse for the state of some of our roads and bridges...especially the Natcher which was paid for by ridiculous tolls many times over through the years.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:43 AM
 
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PM me and I can help you out.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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Ignorance is bliss, huh? I see too much of this attitude on these boards, so here are the FACTS. Seems like it has done something to me:

Since it started in 1989, the Kentucky Lottery has earned over $2.5 billion for Kentucky's state treasury.

Since Fiscal Year 1999, the Kentucky Lottery has provided over $950 million to the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) Program, the College Access Program and the Kentucky Tuition Grants Program. Combined, this money has been used to make nearly 900,000 financial awards to help Kentucky's best and brightest students remain in Kentucky for their post-secondary education. To learn more about these merit-based and need-based scholarship programs, call the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority toll free at 1-800-928-8926 or visit their web site at KHEAA :: Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.

In addition to the $950 million for college grants and scholarships noted above, $24 million has gone to Kentucky's Early Childhood Reading Incentive Fund, 'Read to Achieve' and Kentucky's Collaborative Center for Literacy Development since 1999. $21 million supported the Kentucky Housing Corporation's Affordable Housing Trust Fund from 1999 - 2003, helping to build over 2,770 units of housing for some of the state's neediest citizens.

In addition, $32 million of Lottery money was set aside by the legislature in the early 1990's as a one-time bonus for Kentucky Vietnam veterans. $214 million was earmarked for elementary and secondary education in 1993 and 1994, and, over the years, more than $1.4 billion has gone to the General Fund, as designated by members of the General Assembly. The General Fund pays for a wide variety of programs and projects that benefit all Kentuckians.

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I don't think calling me ignorant because I don't see it the way you do is necessary and especially for someone that is supposed to be a "moderator", but you still do not make any points with these statistics. Kentucky is a joke as far as how much money they give in scholarships and college assistance compared to other states. I have a son in college so believe me I know. Also, they have cut state funding for colleges to the point that we some of the highest instate tuition for the size of college in the nation.
Out of 2.5 billion earned since the lottery started, 1.4 billion went to the general assembly...that speaks volumes. What did it pay for? What counties benefited? What populations benenfited? We as a state are broke according to Frankfort right now?

The lottery just like the casinos make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
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Old 06-19-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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The lottery just like the casinos make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Who plays the lottery? Mainly people who are broke to begin with. How many doctors have you seen standing in line to buy a Powerball ticket?

The same with casino's. Most of the people are poor and spend most of their paychecks on a hopeless dream. But guess what? No one handcuffs them and drags them in to play. Should we get rid of restaurants because they make people fat?
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