A TV station in Terre Haute, Ind., went to Rising Sun to do a piece on the impact of the casino there. The article was generally positive. (Link fixed. Sorry.).
What has happened in Rising Sun sounds like what happened in the village of Barboursville here in West Virginia after the Huntington Mall, the largest indoor shopping mall in West Virginia, opened in 1981. There was so much tax money coming into the village treasury that the village ran out of alleys to pave. So now they're expanding and improving their park.
It's been nearly seven years since I was in Rising Sun. It looks like the blog needs to go down there again and spend a day or two looking around.