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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2023 Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame

Louisville, Ky. – Jan. 24, 2023 – The Louisville Sports Commission is accepting nominations for the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF) through March 31, 2023. Eligibility and selection criteria and the nomination form can be accessed online at

Nominations received by March 31 that meet the Selection Criteria will be placed in a pool for consideration for the KSHOF Class of 2023.

A selection committee of sports media from throughout the Commonwealth will select this year’s class. All votes will be independently tabulated by regional accounting firm Dean Dorton, one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in Kentucky, with offices in Louisville and Lexington.

The 2023 KSHOF class members and their families will be honored in August 2023 at an induction ceremony in Louisville. For ticket information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Howell at or call (502) 587-6742.

The KSHOF is owned and operated by the Louisville Sports Commission, a Kentucky-based non-profit whose mission is to attract, create, host and operate sporting events and activities that enhance the quality of life of the Commonwealth. The KSHOF was founded in 1963 to recognize athletes and sports figures who are Kentucky natives as well as individuals who participated in their respective sport or made a significant impact in their sport in Kentucky.