Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Reappoints Members to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, March 28, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has reappointed three members to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

Bill Street, of Louisville, was reappointed as chairman of the authority, his term expiring Jan. 6, 2010.  Street is the retired president of Brown-Forman Corp. and chief executive officer of Brown-Forman Beverage Co.  In more than 40 years with Brown-Forman, Street rose through the ranks of sales and marketing to executive management.  In 1986, he assumed the post of president of Brown-Forman Beverage Co. and was named CEO in 1993.  He continues as a member of the Brown-Forman Corp. Board of Directors, where he has served since 1971.  Street is a graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Business School.

Doug Hendrickson, of Maysville, served as vice president of the State National Bank in Maysville from 1979-1985.  He has served as president of Limestone Associates Real Estate Development and Management Co. since 1985 and as president of Limestone Mortgage, a real estate mortgage company, since 1998.  He owns numerous thoroughbreds in various partnerships and serves on a number of community boards and organizations.  Hendrickson received a B.S. from the University of Georgia and a graduate degree in banking and finance from Rutgers University. Hendrickson’s term expires Jan. 6, 2010.

Dr. Jerry Yon is a physician in Lexington.  He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Illinois Medical Center. Yon is a member of the Lexington Medical Society, the Kentucky Medical Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American College of Gastroenterology and the Thoroughbred Club of America. Yon was appointed to a term expiring Jan. 6, 2010.

The KHRA is an independent agency of state government charged with the responsibility of regulating the conduct of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing and related activities within the commonwealth of Kentucky. The KHRA is attached to the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet for administrative purposes.