STANFORD - Members of the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce gathered Wednesday morning for breakfast with guest speakers Sen. Ed Worley, D-Richmond, and Rep. Danny Ford, R-Mount Vernon, of the state legislature.
Among their coffee and eggs, members brought tough questions to the table regarding the skyrocketing cost of health care, the state budget and education finance reform.
"The goal of the Chamber of Commerce in sponsoring this event is not to promote a particular policy agenda but rather to educate citizens and constituents so that they in turn can make informed judgments regarding their legislators and their actions," said event co-organizer Dr. Naren James.
One topic discussed was the possibility of opening Kentucky's borders to gambling in order to increase revenue within the state.
"The riverboats lining our shores do more gross revenue than all of the racetracks in all of the United States," said Worley. He cited their net profit of approximately $2 billion a year and said he believes the issue should be put to the ballot for citizens to decide.