Family of John Asher announces scholarship at Western Kentucky University

The family of Churchill Downs spokesman, John Asher, has announced they are creating a scholarship in his name at his alma mater, Western Kentucky University.

Asher graduated from Western in 1990.

Asher was an award-winning radio journalist before becoming a widely respected fixture at the Louisville racetrack. He was on vacation with his family in Florida earlier this week, when he had a heart attack.

He was 62.