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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a proposal for a race this October at Keeneland Racetrack with Arabian horses sponsored by equine officials from Abu Dhabi. The proposal, offered by Keeneland Association officials, is designed to attract further international attention to Kentucky and the horse industry during the World Equestrian Games.

Central  Baptist Hospital has opened its second building at the Central Baptist Medical Plaza in northern Jessamine County. With the addition of the new $7 million facility, the medical plaza now offers urgent care treatment; CT, ultrasound and X-ray services; screening mammography; and primary care physician offices. MRI, diagnostic mammography services and physical and occupational therapy services are slated to be added in the months head.

The Toyota USA Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to a University of Kentucky program designed to help K-12 teachers develop more effective methods of teaching math and science in 13 central and northern Kentucky urban school districts. The Toyota USA Foundation charitable endowment was established in 1987 to support education programs in the United States, with an emphasis on mathematics, science and environmental science.

Sumitomo Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (SCM), a leading manufacturer of hydraulic crawler excavators headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has acquired full ownership of Lexington-based LBX. LBX was originally formed as part of a global alliance between SCM and Case Corp., and holds the manufacturing rights to SCM’s excavator products in North and Latin America. LBX has been marketing and selling Sumitomo excavators, forestry, material handling and demolition products under the Link-Belt excavator brand name since the company’s formation. The management team of LBX will remain in place.



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