Woodford County residents appointed by Beshear
Charles Francis O’Connor of Versailles has been appointed by Gov. Beshear as a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. O’Connor is the Director of Sales at Coolmore Stud. He replaces Kiki Courtelis, who resigned. He will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending April 27, 2020. Hampton Henton and James Kay Sr. of Versailles will be part of a 12-member Occupation Safety and Health Standards Board. They both will represent agriculture on the board. Gov. Andy Beshear has reestablished the state board that sets workplace safety regulations. In July 2018, the former governor abolished the board via executive order. Henton runs a family farm growing corn, soybeans, tobacco, raising cattle and boarding horses. Under federal appointment, he previously served as the state director for the Farm Service Agency. Kay is a lifelong Woodford Countian and farmer. He owns and manages KayDenton Farm and is a graduate of Woodford County High School and pursued further education in agriculture of the University of Kentucky.