Turfway Park Planning $25M Renovation

By Mike Perleberg (Florence, Ky.) - Turfway Park in Florence is going to get a major facelift. A $25 million remodeling project is planned for the grandstand at the horse racing track, reports industry publication BloodHorse. General manager Chip Bach presented the remodeling plan to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Tuesday, February 20. It would alter the front entrance to make the current second story the new entry into the grandstand. Space would be added for slot machine-like historical racing games and simulcast betting. Bach added that Turfway plans to request approval of 500 games. The commission had previously granted permission to Turfway for 250 games. However, Bach said, structural issues discovered in the facility in 2015 required that to be addressed before the games could be added. No timetable for the renovations was given, according to BloodHorse.  

More from Local News


Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery to receive $139K for maintenance

Funding will be used for maintenance at the cemetery

Versailles Receives Funding for Trail Updates

As of this morning, striping was completed on the Busching Bridge Connector Trail.

LHS Baseball Coach Earns 300th Career Win

The Tigers are off to a 10-1 start this season.

Brooke Todd Resigns as Switzerland County Girls Varsity Basketball Coach

Todd led the Lady Pacers to three consecutive winning seasons.

Milan Senior Hits Hole in One at Belterra

Student Stringer Chloe Hunter caught up with Jacob Helton after he accomplished every golfers dream.

On Air

Rick Bernius playing
Osborne Brothers - Rocky Top

John Conlee Friday Night Blues 8:50
Vince Gill Feels Like Love 8:46
Ricky Nelson Travelin' Man 8:44
Pam Tillis Maybe It Was Memphis 8:40