The Bingo Police get an old buddy of Steve Beshear’s and another ex-trooper. The biggest thing this agency does is provide a home for former State Troopers to pad their retirement.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2008) – Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Robert D. Vance announced today appointments to two key positions in the Office of Charitable Gaming (OCG).
Henry Lackey, 60, of Henderson, is the new executive director. The office, which has a staff of 44, licenses and oversees the gaming activities of more than 800 charities throughout Kentucky. Charitable gaming annually generates $550 million in gross revenue…..
Lackey served in the Kentucky Senate for two terms, in 1982-86 and 1991-94. He was also Henderson’s mayor from 2003 to 2006. His public service also includes a three-year stint on the Henderson City Commission from 1978-81…….
“I’ve known Governor Beshear for nearly 30 years,” Lackey said. “I’ve always admired his honesty and integrity, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work for him.”
Bob Sparrow, of Lawrenceburg, will serve as OCG’s director of enforcement.
Sparrow, 66, has extensive experience in law enforcement, having served in the Kentucky State Police from 1962 until his retirement in 1994. Sparrow was on the security detail for the lieutenant governor from 1984 to 1992, then for two years served as commander of executive security for both the lieutenant governor and governor; in that capacity, he supervised 20 officers.