Recent News from the University Press of Kentucky

  • Remembering Thomas Barnes
  • On Sunday, October 12, 2014, UPK author Thomas Barnes, 56, passed away in his home in Barbourville, KY. Barnes was a forestry professor at UK with an uncanny ability to capture nature’s graces on camera. A highlight of the memories and accomplishments of his lifetime can be found here. Known best for his love of […]

  • For Jane Gentry Vance, 1941 – 2014
  •  Hunting for a Christmas Tree after Dark A sudden mildness in the cold field. Scraps of snow still strewn on the hillside. The net of stars cast out overhead. The shapes of old cedars come toward me familiar as loved bodies approaching from a long way off. The creek in a hurry, as full of […]

  • Bourbon Desserts: Always-in-the-Pantry Bourbon Pound Cake
  • “Bourbon does for me what the piece of cake did for Proust.”—Walker Percy Why not combine the two? What better way to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month than with this home-cook staple from Lynn Marie Hulsman’s Bourbon Desserts. Introducing the recipe, Hulsman says, “The loveliest thing about about pound cake, though, is that it’s rootsy.” […]