A new book by Carol E. Jordan examines the struggles of advocates and legislators to bring legal protections to Kentucky victims of violence and abuse.
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"Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South," by T.R.C. Hutton and published by the University Press of Kentucky recently received the 2013 Weatherford Award.
A new book published by the University Press of Kentucky revives the forgotten story of an exceptional Kentucky marine.
Bernard LaFayette Jr., an associate of Martin Luther King Jr., will speak on his leadership experience in the voting rights movement in Selma, Ala. on March 25.
Author and University of Kentucky history instructor James C. Nicholson has been named the recipient of a 2012 Kentucky History Award for his book "The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event."
Author Helen Matthews Lewis has been named the recipient of the 2012 Appalachian Writers Association’s Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction for her book "Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia."
Kentucky may be horse-racing and basketball country, but when it comes to your taste buds, the Bluegrass State is a foodie haven with a rich culinary tradition. From the famed mint juleps of the Kentucky Derby to slow-smoked mutton in the western part of the state, bourbon and barbecue have deep roots in the Bluegrass State.
University Press of Kentucky author James C. Nicholson, alumnus and part-time history instructor at the University of Kentucky, has been named as the recipient of the Southern Kentucky Book Fest’s Kentucky Literary Award for his book The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event.
In "Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry", James C. Nicholson, part-time instructor in the University of Kentucky Department of History, examines the career of the first Kentucky-born racehorse to win England’s Epsom Derby in 1954.
University Press of Kentucky (UPK) author bell hooks has been named the recipient of the 2013 Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s (BCALA) Best Poetry Award for her book "Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place."