Groundbreaking set for new plaza at Kentucky State

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State University is planning a Friday groundbreaking for a new plaza on its Frankfort campus.

The legacy plaza is named for Henry E. Cheaney, a Henderson native who was known as a historian, author and civic leader. Cheaney began teaching at the Kentucky State Industrial College for Colored Persons - now Kentucky State - after earning his bachelor's degree in 1936.

Cheaney's wife also taught at the university. They stayed involved with their alma mater after retiring, often opening their home to former students.

People can honor a legacy by purchasing bricks or plaques at the new campus plaza.

Funds raised by the project will support construction of a new athletic complex.

Bricks can be engraved with the name of a relative or friend or with a special message.

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