Planned 9-mile Lexington trail gets new logo

August 21, 2009 

The winning logo for a planned walking-and-biking trail was announced in downtown Lexington on Thursday night.

The logo called "Hills" was chosen to represent the Legacy Trail, which will stretch 9 miles from the Kentucky Horse Park to the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden at East Third Street and Midland Avenue. The trail will feature artwork and historical information along the way. Construction of the trail, which will cost $8 million to $10 million, will begin in the fall.

"This trail, like all the others, will help improve the quality of life in Lexington for all of our families, moms and dads and kids," said Mayor Jim Newberry.

The logo was chosen by public vote from among three choices, all by graphic designer Ron Gilbert. "Hills" won by a margin of more than two-thirds.

The graphic implies motion, and its blue and green shapes represent the sky and land separated by a representation of the trail.

The trail is an initiative of the Blue Grass Community Foundation's Legacy Center, which was created by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The center oversees the implementation of community-driven initiatives.

Contest voters had the opportunity to register for prize drawings; those winners also were announced. A $500 gift certificate from Pedal the Planet was awarded to Jean Sabharwal, a $250 gift certificate from John's Run/Walk Shop went to Laura Farnsworth and a $100 gift certificate from J&H Outfitters went to Holly Hodge.

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