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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Council on Postsecondary Education has partnered with six colleges and universities to launch an employability initiative. A statement from the council says the initiative is designed to make sure that students who graduate from higher education programs have essential employability qualities including people skills, problem-solving abilities and professional strengths such as work ethic and technological agility.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Soldiers from Fort Knox will pay tribute to President Zachary Taylor at a wreath-laying ceremony in Louisville. The Army post in Kentucky says the ceremony at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery will be at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A University of Kentucky student is among this year's Rhodes scholars. The 32 recipients of the prestigious scholarship announced Sunday includes Hadeel Abdallah of Lexington. The senior was selected to begin studies next fall at Oxford University in England. Abdallah plans to complete master's degrees in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies as well as Global Governance and Diplomacy.

LOUISVVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a joint venture between Churchill Downs and Keeneland at a proposed $150 million racetrack and betting parlor near the Kentucky and Tennessee border. The commission on Friday approved the racetrack license on an 11-3 vote, beating out competing projects from Kentucky Downs and Caesars-Bluegrass Downs.

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