Recent News from the University Press of Kentucky

  • Wah Wah Jones (1926 – 2014)
  • Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, the last surviving member of the University of Kentucky “Fabulous Five” basketball team, died this past weekend at the age of 88. The UK legend, and only athlete in the school’s history to have had his jersey retired in both basketball and football, played under both coaches Adolph Rupp and Bear […]

  • “Groundbreaking for Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden Celebrates Unsung Hero of Kentucky Racing”
  • Finally, after many months and years of fundraising, the Isaac Burns Murphy Memorial Art Garden has broken ground on the East End of Lexington, KY. The Memorial Garden, long-planned as the downtown trailhead of the Legacy Trail which will extend some 12 miles to the Kentucky Horse Park, celebrates the achievements of jockey Isaac Burns Murphy […]

  • The Return of Your Favorite 4th of July Cocktail
  • It was such a hit last year, we wanted to make sure everyone had the recipe! Here’s wishing everyone a fun, safe, and happy 4th of July holiday! We’re celebrating with one of our new favorite cocktails concocted by Publicity and Direct Promotions Manager, Cameron. Enjoyed best with a sparkler in hand and fireworks overhead. […]