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Vice President's wife visits Kentucky

The wife of Vice President Joe Biden is in Lexington.

Doctor Jill Biden is on a two day tour of the Bluegrass with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

On Thursday morning, Dr. Biden visited the Leestown campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. It's part of her Community college to Career Bus Tour.

The pair rolled in early this morning and were greeted by dozens of students and teachers. Dr. Biden teaches at a community college and she says her experience has led her to realize how valuable they are.

"I've seen moms juggling jobs and child launch themselves into new careers. I've seen workers who've gone as far as they can in their jobs get the skills they need to reach the next level in their fields," said the Second Lady.

The stop is part of a three day tour helping to promote President Obama's eight million dollar plan to develop partnerships between community colleges and the businesses in those communities.

In attendance were community college students and graduates from across Kentucky.

Dr. Biden and Secretary Solis will continue there tour with stops in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina

On Wednesday, they met with workers at the UPS Plant on Mercer Road.


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