Gambling is just one of the issues the next 32nd District State Senator will face, when he takes office.
Tonight we profile Democratic candidate Mike Reynolds.
Mike Reynolds has spent many years in politics - but behind-the-scenes.
The lawyer has been moonlighted as a campaign manager, most notably for Democrat Ben Chandler's failed gubernatorial run.
But he feels he has the leadership to help fix some of the problems facing Warren and Butler counties right now.
Reynolds says Frankfort needs a strong experienced voice to lead our area, and he feels he's it.
One of the things his voice will speak loudly on is the cigarette tax.
Reynolds says he would support a 25-cent increase, but nothing larger than that.
"I'm generally not in favor of taxes, but its one way to quickly get this shortfall turned around", said Reynolds.
On the flip side, he says he won't support gaming of any kind here in the Commonwealth.
The long-tenured lawyer is also hoping to work on building up the Kentucky Tri-Modal Transpark and answering some of the questions surrounding new additions to it.
"Its important to consider our local Transpark and what is going to happen to it in the future. Are we going to have air service here in Bowling Green, and will it be at the current airport or at a new airport out at the transpark?" explained Reynolds.
As far as other issues, like post-secondary education, Reynolds believes he has a solution to fund colleges such as Western Kentucky University.
"I would push for whats we call "full formula funding" for higher education. Thats a percentage of the state income that then flows through to the universities."
Reynolds says its critical education receives more funding than its currently getting.
And he will speak out on it, along with many other issues if he is elected to Frankfort.
Reynolds says he also wants to bring coal mining to Butler county as well as provide incentives to bring new businesses to town while keeping current ones here.