WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu April 20, 2006
State Derby Plans
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Derby plans around the state capitol this year will cost taxpayers about half a million dolars.
As in previous years, the state will host a Derby morning breakfast that is open to the public. There will also be a train ride from Frankfort to Louisville that will cost more than $100.
State officials say they will use the week's events to market Kentucky to potential business prospects from around the world.
State government will continue its trend from last year and take a smaller ticket allowance to the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, a race the day before for 3 year old fillies.
Invitations went out this year to business prospects from countries around the world including Asia, Canada and Europe