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Matt Jones to take leave of absence from blogging for KentuckySportsRadio.com

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Matt Jones, founder of the Kentucky Sports Radio brand, will take a leave of absence from blogging on the KSR website as he mulls over his future. Jones is considering a run for a spot in the U.S. Senate in 2020, and he will be absent from any written content on the site until a decision is made.

Jones created KentuckySportsRadio.com in 2005 as a place for “University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible.” He wrote and managed the site while practicing law, before launching the KSR radio program in 2011.

Jones’ most recent written contribution to the KSR website, titled “Matt’s Sunday Notes,” was published seven months ago. He even uploaded the story’s photos all by himself. Prior to those Sunday notes (in which he announced Wednesday Night Trivia at KSBar and Grille), he wrote one other post this calendar year. Additionally, site records show he clicked Forgot Password? on KSR’s log-in page on May 23, but never responded to the e-mail linking to new password setup.

KSR’s managing editor, Tyler Thompson, has not reached a decision on who, if anyone, will replace Jones’ rigorous writing responsibilities on the site’s day-to-day assignment board. Jones will, however, continue to host the popular KSR radio program on weekday mornings from 10 am – noon.

A call was placed to Jones’ personal cell phone late Tuesday night, but his phone went straight to voicemail because he is in the mountains.

The keyboard will be waiting for him for more biannual Sunday notes as soon as his political decision is made.

Tune in to the radio show tomorrow morning for more.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

5 Comments for Matt Jones to take leave of absence from blogging for KentuckySportsRadio.com



  1. UKInsider
    8:53 pm July 16, 2019 Permalink

    I heard Matt is taking an absence because he is contemplating scholarship offers on the gridiron and doesn’t want his role at KSR to influence his decision. He did tweet that UK was in his top 5, which included Tennessee as an opportunity to taunt Rocky Top.

    Matt is currently ranked as a 1/2 star that he earned because scouting services don’t offer 0 stars. He’s listed as athlete, but water boy is his likely slot on the depth chart.



  2. Catfan4life-original
    8:56 pm July 16, 2019 Permalink

    Stick to your day job Matt. You are good at it.



  3. Cole28
    9:01 pm July 16, 2019 Permalink

    Cleaver. Lol



  4. Ramsey Rocket
    9:19 pm July 16, 2019 Permalink

    That is pure gold Drew!? Beautiful piece of literature!



  5. nschulte13
    9:24 pm July 16, 2019 Permalink

    I had to go back and start from the beginning. I had thought this a post about the Hey Kentucky “leave of absence” and just wanted to skip the boiler plate to get to Drew’s sarcasm. Had to back up and actually read the full title, sounding out the big words and everything, before starting over.