Making Bowling Green, Lexington More Livable


AARP challenge grants are expected to help two Kentucky cities become more livable.

One grant, awarded to the Western Kentucky University Center for Gerontology, will help Bowling Green residents create a mural celebrating the city’s efforts to become increasingly age-friendly.

The other, awarded to Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Parks and Recreation, will fund two projects: installation of accessible benches along the trail in Idle Hour Park; and construction of raised garden beds behind the Lexington Center, so people using wheelchairs or walkers can grow vegetables and flowers.

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