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This Kentucky-themed mural in Lexington is pretty cool

Last night I was driving down Nicholasville Road and this Kentucky-themed mural caught my eye. I pulled over to catch a closer look and found that it’s on the side of Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, a new spot opening soon, in the new ‘The Venue’ shopping development.

As you can see, the mural includes Loretta Lynn, Tim Couch, horse racing, Chris Stapleton, Anthony Davis, George Clooney and the Kentucky Theater — and it’s not done yet. The wall, which is being done by an artist out of Los Angeles, still has room to add more Kentucky things like bourbon, fried chicken, Johnny Depp, Jim Varney, Henry Earl, Tolly Ho cheddar tots or New Circle Road traffic.

I’ll report back with a photo of the mural once it’s completed. Until then, what or who would you like to see fill in the blank space?

(Also, Floyd’s 99 looks really cool. I wonder if they need any additional advertising. This one’s on the house.)

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

24 Comments for This Kentucky-themed mural in Lexington is pretty cool

  1. thatCat
    3:09 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    No johnny depp. Never johnny depp

    • catdaddyd
      3:14 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

      Agree no Depp

  2. Duff86
    3:15 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    Jim Varney, duh.

  3. UKBlue1982
    3:17 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    Adolph Rupp

  4. bigblue2284
    3:21 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    Could do without George Clooney and I certainly don’t want Ashley Judd. You could go with Ali.

  5. BigBlueToo
    3:26 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    Adolph Rupp, Caywood Ledford and Henry Faulkner

  6. DrSayre
    3:26 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    Jim Varney and Adolph Rupp

    • jaws2
      6:01 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

      Ridiculous statement. Without Rupp there is NO UK BAKERBALL! Yep, let’s just throw out the man that put UK, AND Kentucky on the national map. That’s the problem with today’s society. If it hasn’t happened in the last 20 years it didn’t happen. And you wonder why anyone under 30 has zero appreciation for ANY history of America in general. Sad, very sad.

  7. jaws2
    3:40 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    How the hell can you do that mural without Rupp. The man MADE Kentucky basketball popular not only in KY, but nationally. I’ve spoken to many people across the country that have said they listened to KY basketball on the radio because that’s about all they could get. They became ‘fans’ because of this and listening to Claude Sullivan and Cawood Ledford on the ‘powerhouse’ of 50,000 watt WHAS. At the time one of the very few 50,000 watt stations in America.

    • gobble gobble
      3:44 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

      Out of all the famous people to come out of KY not many people mention Rupp. It was far too long ago and only old-timers would say Rupp. It would be more appropriate to put Cal up there… as far as FAME goes.

    • runningunnin.454
      6:12 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

      Rupp did not come out of KY…came out of Kansas. However, at UK he revolutionized basketball, and was recognized nationally for several innovations. The fast break, guard around and inside screen, set offense and motion offense
      How about another old-timer, George Clooney’s Aunt Rosemary…she had several No. 1 hit songs, and was in several movies, including White Christmas. Of course, young whippersnappers probably never heard of her. Ha ha ha ha.

  8. PillsburyThrowboy
    3:55 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    My goodness Drew. I know you travel a lot yet you still complain about the “traffic” on New Circle Road. Traffic in Lex is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G compared to other cities it’s size and bigger.

  9. HashtagNoseWhistle
    3:58 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    I think it should be all checkerboard

  10. jeffj
    4:03 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    no depp or clooney. both are jerk asses. Story Musgrave (repaired the hubble space telescope) , Abe, moon-bow, cannabis plant, daniel boone,

  11. foamfinger
    4:06 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    The Brow needs to gets highlighted on its own as well as on AD.

  12. Duuuuuude
    4:45 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    Please… more Clooney’s or Depps. They are ashamed to claim they ever lived here.

    • Soylentbeans
      4:57 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

      When has Clooney ever said he was ashamed to be from here?

    • terwilliger
      6:34 am May 4, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t care if Johnny Depp loves everything about Kentucky and was proud to be from here… he is still a giant tool.

  13. Stuck on Blue
    5:59 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    How about Abe Lincoln?

    • runningunnin.454
      6:36 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

      WHO!!! He must have been around more than 20 years ago…never heard of him. You must be an old-timer. S/

  14. Jesus H. Chrysler
    8:06 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink

    We need a petition to get Brad Calapari on The Wall

  15. jmac1962
    8:43 pm May 3, 2018 Permalink


  16. j
    6:43 am May 4, 2018 Permalink


  17. ukcats1776.90
    8:28 pm May 4, 2018 Permalink

    make Louisville pay for it!