It was a session that had its fair share of controversy.
And another year, with another try at expanded gaming, with the same results.
"I don't think it's the right option for Kentucky at this time, but I really wanted to try and keep an open mind and see what the people of my district thought. I do that on a lot of issues. If I either do have or don't have strong feelings about something, I still want to know where the people in our area are," said Rep. Michael Meredith (R) 19th District.
"I do think that most of it is centered in central Kentucky. So I'm not sure it would help our part of the state that much, and I've been a fighter for our part of the state, Bowling Green, Warren County and this area. So, I did not think it had a chance from the beginning because the way it was constructed," said Rep. Jody Richards (D) 20th District.
This session lawmakers waged a war on drugs, and passed several pieces of big legislation to fight drugs.
"We're losing three people a day in Kentucky alone from drug use, either Oxycontin over prescription mostly in eastern Kentucky, or meth use, which is all over the state, and more predominant in our part of the state," said Rep. C.B. Embry (R) 17th District.
These included the pill mill bill, pseudoephedrine legislation, and ban on synthetic drugs.
"We had to pass a bill about every year because there was something new, a new synthetic drug. We tried to do an umbrella synthetic drug program, and I'm very pleased with that," said Richards.
At times the session did see intense partisanship, but the General Assembly did pass a budget for the first time in six years.
Lawmakers also passed legislation on unemployment insurance, and were able to put out a road plan in the special session.
Early in the shorter 2013 session, redistricting will again take focus.