Kentucky Race Tracks Under Siege: Mayor Earle Would Overcome Recent Court Decision-Arnett Opposes Continuous Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1908-01-18


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KENTUCKY RACE TRACKS UNDER SIEGE. Mayor Earle Would Overcome Recent Court Decision — Arnett Opposes Continuous Racing. Frankfort. Ky.. January 17. — Two bills are now before the Kentucky lesislature dealing with the authority and powers of mayors and the right of cities of certain class to annex contiguous territory. Louisville and l.atonia are seeking the amendments, l.atonia wants to annex that part of the l.atonia race track which does not lie within the city limits, while Louisville wants to annex the site of the present Douglas Park race track. Another bill, which is backed by tiie mayors of fourth-class cities, enlarges the powers of mayor.-lo such an exteur thai they may suspend police officers for the non-pet foiinance of their duties. This hill is a pet of Mayor J. T. Karle of Latonia, president of the Kentucky Law and Order League. Karle drew it up with a view of applying its terms at Latonia. where t lie town council, favoring Horace track, has cut off his riajht to direct the police department and prohibit lietting and the sale of intoxicants. In a bill introduced by Representative Louis Ar nett. of Covington, limiting racing in this state to forty days on any track, the first step is made to put an end to continuous racing. A fine of not less than ,000 nor more than ,000 for each days racing after the time, prescribed by law.

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