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Matt Jones recipient of Eastern Kentucky Leadership Award

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Please join me in congratulating our own Matt Jones for being the recipient of the 2013 Eastern Kentucky Leadership Award. Matt will be in his hometown of Middlesboro, KY tonight to accept the award at the 26th annual conference for the East Kentucky Leadership Foundation.

As you all know, Matt left behind his law career to pursue his dream of covering Kentucky basketball full-time through this website and the radio show. It was a gamble at the time, but I think it’s safe to say that dream has been more than fulfilled.

This video from Derek Forrest tells the story of Matt Jones, your 2013 Eastern Kentucky Leadership Award winner.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

30 Comments for Matt Jones recipient of Eastern Kentucky Leadership Award



  1. Burr
    2:33 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats Matt! #ksr4life



  2. Bulldawg
    2:39 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats Matt!!! You seem like a good guy and your show, website, and coverage of the Cats are very entertaining! It is nice to see the American dream can still exist. You make us mountain folk proud.



  3. cape coral cat
    2:40 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats Matt! Way to represent EKY!



  4. Gravy Tram
    2:41 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Act like its media day at Fall football and don’t wear any shoes Matt.



  5. inline
    2:43 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Here’s the real question. Is Derek Forrest the voice of Fake Barney?



  6. Chris
    2:48 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats Matt! Well Deserved honor!



  7. Mr. Art Vandelay
    2:50 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Matt…congrats and keep it up, and by keeping it up, i mean the good work



  8. Fan
    2:52 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Neal brown wants his hat back



  9. Steve Fitts
    2:53 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, I know your momma, and I know you just made your momma very proud!



  10. bleedblueky
    2:54 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats Matt! We are so proud of you 🙂



  11. Tennesse Wildcat
    2:56 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congratulations, Matt! Don’t forget to tuck in your shirt, lol. I know your momma is very proud! KSR Rocks!!!



  12. DRfromBell
    2:57 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    I am so proud of Matt! I have been watching his Rise
    from all most the start. Knowing his mother its no surprise to me he has done this well. He makes me so proud to be from the mountains. Great job Matt, you will be a great inspiration to young eastern Kentucky
    boys and girls for years to come. You deserve this award and keep up the good work.



  13. Blue Virus
    2:59 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Been here since the start and Matt, you are still a goober. But congrats.



  14. The Real JD
    3:11 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    @5 I dont think thats him. There is a picture of fake barney somewhere on one of their twitter accounts where they ate dinner with him or something. I can’t remember which account or how long ago it was, but I’m pretty sure its not Forrest.



  15. Helen
    3:19 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    CONGRATS!!!! Well deserved, Matt!!



  16. gulfbreezecatfan
    3:21 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congratulations ! Look forward to the show everyday .



  17. Ridge Runner
    3:23 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Well deserved Mr. Jones. Congrats indeed.



  18. Paducah Patty
    3:29 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats Matt! You look very cherubic in the video!!!



  19. Seriously?
    3:44 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Why is this not surprising. When was the last time a black guy got any Eastern KY award, ever?



  20. Wayne Coffman
    3:54 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congratulations ; Matt



  21. BCO
    3:59 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    See ya there.



  22. huntin chickens
    3:59 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    I like that boy but he truly has a face for radio.



  23. CONGRATS!
    4:16 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    CONGRATS MATT!!!



  24. Uncle Ted
    4:40 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    #K1SR4



  25. Sir Brandon
    4:57 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Kudos to thee, Matthew!! Thou art enjoying a banner week — first the ratings, now this honor!

    PS – any news on Jai Lucas?



  26. Wall2Cousins
    5:02 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Looks like Matt has added a couple of pounds over the years!



  27. Wall2Cousins
    5:03 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    I bet they will filterd the chit out of this topic.



  28. spookykim
    7:52 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats Matt! Reppin Bell County & the BBN!



  29. IllinoisCatfan
    9:33 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    Congrats Matt. Who is going to play you in the movie? Jim Parsons?



  30. Paducahfan
    10:14 pm April 25, 2013 Permalink

    It is rare for a person to have a choice Between success in either of 2 careers. Sports was a good choice. Congrats.