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UK proposes N. Ky. art trail

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Some University of Kentucky students have come up with a plan to develop an art trail through northern Kentucky to boost tourism and economic development.

The students are in UK's Department of Historic Preservation. They identified 47 historic buildings being used as art spaces in Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton and Fort Thomas, and worked up a trail to link them all.

Professor Douglas Appler says the project is aimed at demonstrating that the cities, when put together, can be viewed as an arts hub.

The proposal includes plans already under discussion for a cycling and walking route along the banks of the Ohio River in the region.

UK says in a news release that it is already involved in waterfront redevelopment projects in both Henderson and Paducah.

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