Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Members to the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, September 27, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed seven members to the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority.

Malcolm Winsper, of Louisville, is self employed.  Winsper is a member of the Kentucky Motorcycle Association and the Kentucky Motorcycle Safety Education Advisory Commission.

Alvin J. Cox, of Louisville, is an architect for Cox, Allen and Associates.  Cox received a master’s degree in architecture from Tulane University and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Preston McLain, of Evarts, is a retired Bellsouth employee.  McLain received an associate degree in business management from Kentucky Business College.  He is president of the Harlan County Ridge Runners ATV Club, Inc. and has served on the Evarts City Council for the past 31 years.  He is married to Polly McLain.

Sandy Runyon, of Pikeville, is the executive director of the Big Sandy Area Development District.  She is married to Cal Runyon.

Mike Caudill, of Whitesburg, is an attorney and CEO of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation.  Caudill received a bachelor’s degree in police administration from Eastern Kentucky University and a law degree from the University of Kentucky.  He is a member of the League of Kentucky Sportsmen, the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Kentucky Primary Care Association. He is married to Joy Caudill.

Ron Cardwell, of Roundhill, is a chemist and quality manager for OSP, LLC.  Cardwell received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Western Kentucky University.  He is vice president of the Western Kentucky Recreation Association. 

Jerry Paul Hancock, of Taylorsville, is self employed.  Hancock is a member of the Trail Riding Equestrians in Kentucky, the American Quarter Horse Association, the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association and the Central Kentucky Gaited Horse Association.  He is married to Brenda Hancock.

The Recreational Trails Authority is made up of 14 members, eight of whom are appointed by the governor.  The authority is responsible for overseeing the recreational trails within the commonwealth.