Casino Ordinance Meeting in Pope County

Casino Ordinance Meeting in Pope County


THAT…ACCORDING TO THE LAWSUIT AT LEAST…IS WHY NO BLACK JUDGE HAS EVER BEEN ELECTED TO THE STATE’S HIGHEST COURT. A SPOKESWOMAN FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL LESLIE RUTLEDGE SAID HER OFFICE IS REVIEWING THE COMPLAINT. ((ASHLEY)) THE CASINO SAGA CONTINUES TONIGHT IN POPE COUNTY… THE QUORUM COURT IS MEETING RIGHT NOW TO DISCUSS THE SOá CALLED “LOCAL OPTION ORDINANCE” ON CASINOS. ((BOB)) KARK 4’S RECHELLE TURNER IS LIVE TONIGHT IN DOWNTOWN RUSSELLVILLE.. RECHELLE WHAT’S GOING ON? ((RECHELLE)) BOB ASHLEY IT’S A PACKED CROWD BEHIND THESE DOORS RIGHT HERE BEHIND ME. STANDING ROOM ONLY BUT SO MANY PEOPLE TOLD US THEY’VE BEEN WAITING TO SHARE THEIR QUESTIONS AND OPINIONS. POPE COUNTY VOTERS REJECTED THE CASINO AMENDMENT WITH MORE THAN 60 PERCENT OF THE VOTE IN NOVEMBER BUT PASSED A COUNTY ORDINANCE WITH 68 PERCENT THAT WOULD PROHIBIT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL FROM SIGNING A LETTER OF SUPPORT WITHOUT AN ELECTION. AT THIS MEETING THE QUORUM COURT AND COUNTY JUDGE SPOKE ABOUT WHAT’S CALLED THE LOCAL OPTION ORDINANCEáWHICH CALLS FOR A PUBLIC YES OR NO VOTE BEFORE THE COUNTY JUDGE ISSUES ANY LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR A CASINO. IF PEOPLE WANTED TO SPEAK THEY WERE GIVEN 3 MINUTES TO ASK QUESTIONS AND SHARE THEIR OPINIONS. ” ” OUTCUE: WE WANT TO HAVE CONTROL ((RECHELLE)) ((ASHLEY)) THE LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS BEEFED UP SECURITY ON THEIR CAMPUSES á WITH THIRTEEN HUNDRED NEW CAMERAS. THE NEW SECURITY

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