Bill trimming horse park’s governing body passes Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A proposal to reduce the size of the Kentucky Horse Park’s governing body has passed the Senate in a partisan debate focusing on the attraction’s top manager.
The bill seeking to trim membership of the park’s commission from 17 to nine cleared the Senate on a 26-10 vote Monday. The bill was opposed by Democrats.
The debate focused on Jamie Link’s stewardship as the park’s executive director. Democratic Sen. Reginald Thomas said the park has been more profitable and efficient since Link took over.
Link was deputy chief of staff to then-Gov. Steve Beshear when he was selected for the horse park job.
Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer pointed to a decision by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration scaling back the park’s purchasing authority as proof that the park has problems.

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