Hunter S. Thompson to Get Hometown Mural in Louisville

Hunter S. Thompson Mural Louisville

Adding to the 22 current Hometown Hero murals that are peppered across Louisville, Hunter S. Thompson will be deemed number 23.

According to Insider Louisville:

In the spring of 2014, downtown Louisville will finally have the gaze of Duke upon it.

A project once solo-led for many years by local poet (and friend to Hunter) Ron Whitehead, the wheels are finally turning, location secured, image chosen and unveiling date soon set.

Since Thompson’s death, Whitehead has kept the Hunter S. Thompson Louisville legacy alive.

“Hunter crossed over February 20, 2005,” says Whitehead. “The next day I wrote my Hunter Tribute. I also wrote a dozen suggestions for Louisville to honor Hunter. The giant banner is one of those suggestions.”

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