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Blogger Contest Finalists Announced

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After two straight days of reading so much that I thought my eyes were going to cross, we cut the 296 KSR Blogger Contest entries down to 25 finalists. This year’s group was amazing in terms of depth of talent and we all agreed that there were probably 75 people who could have made the final cut. A few entries stood out above all (we each had a favorite of the ones we judged…mine was Horn, Tomlin’s was Stone, Beisner’s was Thomas, Drew’s was Cartier and Will’s was Totten), but we all agreed that this was a very solid group. These 25 reach the next round, where they will get a topic to ruminate on for the masses. Here is your group:

Adam Horn — 19 year old Harvard student from Versailles, Kentucky (writer or Harvard Crimson)

Corey Nichols — Sixth grade teacher in Frankfort, Kentucky

Andrew Board — 5th year student at UK….better known as “UKAndrew”

Mack Perkins — 29 year old Technology Manager from Clarksville, Indiana

Chris Thomas — 22 year old NKU law student from Louisville

Teresa Eversole — 33 year old attorney from Bowling Green

Shannon Bauer — 20 year old sorority girl UK student from Louisville

Adam Reeves — 25 year old law student at William and Mary from Lexington

Rhonda Williams — Grandmother of nine from Louisville (known as “GrannyCat”)

Kyle Morrison — 26 year old in Health Care field living in Nashville

Rahul Kahluthia — 18 year old UK student from Lexington, born in India

Brett Rowe — 26 years old from Lexington, living in LA, doing who knows what

Deke — 34 years old, Lexington; Business Owner

Joe Stone — 34 years old, Lexington and works in the horse industry/National Guardsman

Terry Settles — 49 years old, Telecommunications Analyst in Louisville

Wes Stahl — 20 year old student at Dayton from Maysville, Kentucky

Steve Shaw — 31 year old Chiropractor in Greensburg, Kentucky

Dustin Smith — 23 year old Financial Analysts in Indianapolis, Indiana

Matthew Hays — 19 year old student from Kentucky at Northwestern Journalism School

John Wilmoff — 23 year old grad student at Xavier from Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Nicole Cartier — 25 year old Broadcast Coordinator for the Minnesota Timberwolves

KL Reed — 28 year old high school math teacher from Williamsburg, Ky now in Tampa, Fl

Ryan Greer — 32 year old from Frankfort now living in South Carolina doing something or other

Will Totten — The only repeat from last year. 17 years old, just graduated from Eastern HS

Nathan Gower — 26 year old Creative Writing Professor in Charlestown, Indiana

That is quite a list folks. Every type of age, profession, sex, viewpoint and writing style. It should be a great contest and you will see their first entries next week. Thanks again to all who participated. It was by far the best group we have ever had, and if you didnt make the finals, please try again next year.

Article written by Matt Jones