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.
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