Arboretum Path Dedication

On Wednesday, July 29th, 2015, campus and local officials gathered to celebrate the dedication and opening of the Arboretum Shared Use Path; a new shared use path on the southern end of the University of Kentucky’s campus. Located on the western edge of The Arboretum, the path connects bicyclists and pedestrians from neighborhoods in south Lexington to UK’s campus and downtown. It specifically links Shady Lane to University Court; providing a much needed connection from the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s existing bikeway system to campus.

Dignitaries on hand for the dedication included UK President Eli Capilouto, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Councilmember Susan Lamb, UK Parking and Transportation Services Director Lance Broeking, UK Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder and Arboretum Director Molly Davis.

Aboretum Path Ribbon Cutting

The following link offers more information along with a video about the project produced by the UK Public Relations and Marketing Department:

Fountain Square Dedication Ceremony

A dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Fountain Square in Somerset, Kentucky, was held October 4, 2013. Designed by M2D Design Group and Bell Engineering, the renovation provided a complete overhaul of the existing plaza creating a signature landmark and gathering place in downtown Somerset. The renovations included a new fountain that propels water 15 feet into the air, new landscaping and planters, a variety of steps and benches providing seating, and improved pedestrian access. Memorial bricks and commemorative plaques were also installed and the bronze statue of Sen. John Sherman Cooper was polished and moved to the north end of the square. Last renovated in 1963, the Fountain Square Beautification Project was made possible through an $800,000 Transportation Enhancement Grant and a $200,000 in-kind contribution from the Pulaski County Government.

Somerset Fountain