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For some of the world’s top equestrians, the road to the 2012 Olympics includes a stop in Lexington this weekend for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Fitness, international experience, rideability, and speed are the qualities team selectors are looking for as they pick the horses and riders who will compete in this year’s Games. 2004 Olympic gold medalist Leslie Law says it takes strong nerves to consistently do well in dressage, cross-country, and show jumping.

The Kentucky Headhunters and Exile are among the new class of Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum inductees announced Tuesday in Lexington. Seven native Kentucky artists will be inducted next year. The Kentucky Headhunters, with roots in the western Kentucky community of Edmonton, shot to fame in the 1980s with hits like Dumas Walker and are still recording and performing.

Exile was formed in the early 1970s in Richmond as the Exiles, and topped the pop charts with the ballad Kiss You All Over;  the group has since found more success in the country genre.

Full body scanners will soon be arriving at Lexington’s Bluegrass Airport and Louisville International Airport. Jim Fotenos, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, says the biggest change for passengers will be requests that they remove all items, metallic and non-metallic, from their pockets before passing through. Fotenos says the worries about radiation exposure that surfaced when full body scanners began being widely used two years ago have been addressed with newer scanners.

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