12/16/2009 12:00AM

Kentucky names chief investigator

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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has hired Patrick E. Adams, a former assistant director of security for the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, as its director of enforcement, the commission announced on Wednesday.

Adams, who worked at the Indiana Horse Racing Commission for eight years, will be in charge of the Kentucky commission s investigations and will coordinate the investigative staffs at Kentucky s five Thoroughbred tracks and three Standardbred tracks, the commission said. He was scheduled to start on Dec. 16.

Before working at the Indiana commission, Adams was the chief of the Knightstown, Ind., police department for four years, the commission said.

The position filled by Adams has been vacant for several years because of a lack of funding, but this summer, the Kentucky General Assembly directed money from the state budget to the commission to create funds for several new positions.