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Three added to Kentucky Women exhibit at Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Portraits of three Kentucky woman are being added to an exhibit at the Kentucky state Capitol.

Willa Beatrice Brown, Crit Luallen and Joan Riehm were inducted into the Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit on Tuesday. Gov. Steve Beshear took part in a ceremony along with the Kentucky Commission on Women, which oversees the exhibit.

Brown and Riehm were given the honor posthumously. Beshear's office says Brown, of Barren County, was the first African-American woman to be licensed to fly in the U.S., and Riehm was the first female deputy mayor of Louisville. Luallen worked for six Kentucky governors and completed her second term as Kentucky state auditor earlier this year.

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