Horse racing enforcement director hired

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Wednesday that Patrick E. Adams has been appointed director of enforcement.

Among the position's responsibilities will be working with investigations into people suspected of breaking laws related to horse racing.

Money for the post came from an appropriation by the legislature during this year's special session that beefed up KHRA funding for positions recommended by a state auditor's report and the governor's task force on the future of horse racing.

Adams previously served nearly eight years as assistant director of security for the Indiana Racing Commission.