Kling reappointed to racing panel

Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Franklin S. Kling Jr. of Villa Hills to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission until July 2013.

Kling, president of F.K. Holdings, the parent of bed and bath conglomerate Saturday Knight Ltd., previously was on the commission under Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher. Kling replaces Thomas Gaines, whose term had expired.

Beshear also reappointed commission members Frank L. Jones, Burr Travis, Jerry Yon and Michael Pitino.