A northern Kentucky high school standout athlete from the 1970s and Kentucky's first Miss Basketball is in intensive care after undergoing a liver transplant this morning. Donna Murphy has been hospitalized this week in Cincinnati. Murphy was the state's first Miss Basketball in 1976 and set regional and state tournament records.
Murphy collapsed this weekend and was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, a rare form of hepatitis that attacks liver cells.
Murphy works in Lexington as a counselor. SHe coahed Lexington Christian Academy for two seasons from 2004-2006.