The “GLORY ROAD” Project
The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame (KHSBHF) is proud to announce its 2023“GLORY ROAD” projects that will recognize and honor the many gymnasiums across Kentucky that have historical significance in the development of the cultural phenomenon of Kentucky high school basketball. For more than 100 years, Kentucky high school basketball has been embraced by Kentuckians who came together in gymnasiums of various shapes and sizes to support their teams. Over time the KHSBHF will recognize many iconic gymnasiums along with the schools and communities that built them.
The first GLORY ROAD site honored in 2021 was Memorial Gymnasium in Hazard. Built in 1949-50, the gym has played host to more high school games than any other during its 70 year history. Over the years, all schools throughout Perry County, at one time or another, considered Memorial Gymnasium their home. It represents a place where stars were born, champions crowned, fans and communities rallied, cheerleaders excited, and a sport came to life!!
Seven GLORY ROAD sites will be honored during the 2023 high school basketball season. They are listed below.
January 14, 2023 – Old Dunbar High School Gymnasium
February 4, 2023 – Louisville Central High School Gymnasium
February 7, 2023 – Somerset High School Briar Patch Gymnasium
February 17, 2023 – T.W. Oliver Memorial Gymnasium (Pikeville High School)
January 21, 2023 – Hindman High School Gymnasium
February 4, 2023 – Wayland High School Gymnasium
February 3, 2023 – Prestonsburg High School Gymnasium