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A study by the University of Kentucky’s Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky shows that agriculture is a valuable asset to Fayette County’s economy. Agriculture and the businesses that support it are responsible for one out of 12 jobs and for $2.3 billion in annual output.

The CEDIK study was unveiled at a recent Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government council work session.

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University of Kentucky equine science and management and animal sciences junior Julianna Witt is the first recipient of The Jockey Club Scholarship.

The Jockey Club Scholarship, which will cover Witt's 2017-18 academic year of studies, provides $15,000 ($7,500 per semester) to a student who is pursuing a bachelor's degree or higher at any university and has demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in the thoroughbred racing industry.

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