This is Responsible Gaming Education Week in Kentucky and one official says there are some tell-tale signs that indicate if you have a gambling problem.
Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling spokesman Mike Stone says if you have a hard time stopping yourself from gambling after losing, you likely have a problem.
Stone says if you have ever lied about how much you gamble, it’s a sign you have a problem.
There’s no particular method of gambling that creates addiction faster, according to Stone, who compares it to alcoholics who prefer different types of drinks.
A 2008 survey by the University of Kentucky found there were 9,000 addicted gamblers and 50,000 problem gamblers in the state.
Many of Kentucky’s top politicians were absent from Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County, but the show still went on with a rowdy crowd.
U.S. Senate minority Leader Mitch McConnell did attend and talked about this year’s presidential election, saying it’s time for a change.
Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who recently made an unannounced visit to Todd County, took a shot back at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney regarding his foreign cash investments.
Governor Steve Beshear, Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson and Senator Rand Paul were not in attendance, while Secretary of State Alison Grimes and House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover did make an appearance.
Austin Peay State University recently received national recognition.
APSU was named one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
APSU was the only public university in Tennessee to make the list.
The results from the annual survey are based on information gathered from 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities.
In addition, APSU won honors in five categories this year, including collaborative governance, professional/ career development programs, teaching environment, confidence in senior leadership and tenure clarity and process.
APSU President Tim Hall was quoted as saying the survey results is a very satisfying affirmation of APSU, but the real goal of the university is not recognition-it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual.
The public is invited to attend an annual ball with money raised from the event to go towards preserving a local landmark.
Officials with the Green River Academy Preservation Society will be hosting the 2nd annual Blue Moon Ball on Saturday, September 8th from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. at 202 North Second Street in Guthrie.
Green River Academy President, Matthew Bailey says it’s is a charity event that showcases the unique culture and heritage of the southern United States.
Bailey says it’s important to preserve the academy to its former glory because it’s a part of local history.
This year’s ball will feature entertainment from Nashville’s live southern rock band Stretta, which has opened for Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Daughtry.
For more information about the historic ball, contact 270-847-1488.
The first ever “Crofton Family Fun Day” will be tomorrow evening at Gordon Park.
A news release from organizer Bill Thielen says the event will be hosted by the North Christian Advancement Committee. Festivities begin at 6 and conclude at 9, with free hot dogs and beverages to be offered in addition to bouncers for children and a free spray park.
Christian County Sheriff’s Captain Chris Miller will be the featured speaker and will talk about the dangers of synthetic drugs, including bath salts. Thielen says awards will also be handed out to businesses that have supported the organization.
The meeting portion of the event will take place in the park gazebo. Thielen says attendees are only asked to bring a can good donation for their outreach campaign.