The 10th annual Lexington Pride Festival had events and entertainment scheduled all day in the downtown courthouse plaza area. Those in attendance conveyed messages of love, inclusiveness and awareness.
The first statue was installed at the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden with the image of the African-American Hall of Fame jockey overlooking the park and looking down the intersection of Third Street and Midland Avenue.
Members of the community gather for a Building with Hemp workshop to help insulate a home on York street with hemp. Kristofer Nonn, director of design and construction for NoLi CDC, and project organizer Annie Rouse talk about the home's part with Lexington's affordable housing project and the methods of using hemp as insulation.
Safe Streets is a campaign designed to make Lexington’s roadways safe for all users – motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians. Volunteers stenciled phrases in chalk and chalk spray paint on the sidewalks of downtown to remind pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings.
Children at the Tates Creek branch public library are taught the basics of creating comics in Comics 101 and Manga 101 classes by Cindy Butor, the Book Van coordinator for the Lexington public libraries.
After decades of near-extinction, the state's peregrine falcon population is starting to come back. Lexington's sole peregrine falcon pair recently welcomed four babies to their nest box on the top of the Central Bank Building. There are 17 pairs in Kentucky. Video by Charles Bertram