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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A union leader says striking workers at Four Roses will return to work next week after the Kentucky bourbon maker and union officials reached a tentative agreement to end a two-week walkout. More than 50 hourly employees walked off the job Sept. 7 over a dispute dealing mainly with sick leave policy.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Churchill Downs will offer rooftop views of the Kentucky Derby with the latest upgrade at the famed racetrack. The track's parent company, Churchill Downs Inc., announced plans Friday to build a new rooftop garden that it says will offer exclusive sightlines for more than 500 racing fans.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first black woman to be accredited to cover the White House now has a statue in the Newseum. Alice Allison Dunnigan made history when she received White House press credentials in 1947 and became part of the White House traveling press corps covering President Harry Truman's re-election campaign in 1948. The life-size bronze statue was unveiled on Friday. It will remain in the Newseum until December, when it will be moved to her home state of Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky has been awarded a contract from the Defense Department to study physical and mental fitness. UK President Eli Capilouto announced the $4 million partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and the Office of Naval Research on Tuesday.

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