A road near Churchill Downs will soon be adorned with signs honoring one of its most well-known faces. A resolution was filed to create John Asher Way as an homage to the man who faithfully worked for the track for 21 years. And soon, that will become a reality.
The Metro Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday night to install three signs along Central Avenue near the horse track.
Asher died at age 62 from a heart attack in August while vacationing with his family in Florida.
He was a beloved member of the community, serving as the vice president of racing communications at the horse track. He began working there in 1997 after a career as a journalist and a publicist.
“John was just bigger than life and was loved and adored by so many,” Councilman Kevin Triplett said of the resolution.
Council said it plans for the new signs to be unveiled Monday.