Kentucky public school partners with equine industry

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A public school system in Kentucky has partnered with the Kentucky thoroughbred industry to provide students with career opportunities, and experience learning on farms. News outlets report the three-year agreement announced Tuesday between the industry and Fayette County Public Schools will target middle and high school students. The school system’s superintendent says nearly two dozen thoroughbred businesses have pledged more than $300,000 for the partnership. The board chair of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association said it was necessary for students to be on farms to fully understand horsemanship. An official says the program will also include internships and apprenticeships opportunities.