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Today On KSR: This new John Prine mural in Lexington is awesome

There I was, walking the mean streets of Meadowthorpe last night when a familiar face jumped out at me from the side of the building. The lady and I were making a quick Goodwill drop-off, when out of the corner of my eye I saw one of the country folk-singing GOATs himself, Mr. John Prine, in mural form.

Big John Prine guy here, if you didn’t know. Shout out Muhlenberg County, where my parents my born. Sam Stone came home to the wife and family. Give me all of it. I’m hoping to see him live in concert next month in Central City, down by the Green River where Paradise lay.

Anyway, this new John Prine mural I stumbled upon sure is a beautiful piece of art and a lovely addition to Leestown Road. It’s on the side of what is now an empty building but will soon become Apollo Pizza, although I’ve been hearing that for what seems like 10+ years. Hopefully it pops up soon because I’m told Apollo Pizza is delicious and I like pizza.

Now for some non-John Prine talk while I play John Prine softly in the background as I write.


Kerry Blackshear Jr. is in Lexington.

As I told you late last night, Kerry Blackshear Jr. and his old man, Kerry Blackshear Sr., I presume, made it to Lexington to begin Jr.’s official visit to the University of Kentucky. The father and son were up past curfew with John Calipari, Kenny Payne and Tony Barbee and the visit will carry on into today when all the real fun starts.

If things go well, maybe the staff can convince him to go ahead and sign on the dotted line and pick his room over at the lodge before he leaves town. If not, the fight will continue a little longer.

Whatever happens, we’ll be on top of it here on KSR.

Yesterday’s KSR show was a must-listen.

Tuesday’s Kentucky Sports Radio radio show was hosted by the biggest names over at the UK football training facility. The “Big Dog” Vince Marrow hosted the first hour of the show with special guest appearances from Lynn Bowden and Eddie Gran, before handing the second hour over to new defensive coordinator Brad White, who brought on a star-studded cast of characters from Josh Allen to Kash Daniel to Mark Stoops himself.

Listen to the entire two hours here. You will not regret it.

Highlights from the show in written form are linked below:

Vince Marrow is pissed off at the national media
Lynn Bowden faked being sick to avoid Ohio State coaching staff after committing to UK
Josh Allen made a surprise phone appearance from Jacksonville
Vince Marrow thinks Justin Rigg can be better than CJ Conrad

Everyone was so good and so honest; in some cases, maybe too honest.

The KSR Football Podcast crew (sans Nick Roush) will host today’s show.

For some odd reason, we volunteered to follow one of the best shows of the summer. It’s not our greatest idea, but we’ll do our best to recap yesterday’s coaches’ show with behind-the-scenes stories and analysis from former players Charles Walker and Austin MacGinnis, two guys who helped build Mark Stoops’ program into what it is today. They’ll be in studio with Ryan Lemond and me for two hours this morning and we’d love to hear from you. I’m definitely asking Austin if Mark Stoops has repaid him for saving his job.

Kentucky’s three NBA Draft stars landed in New York.

Tyler Herro, Keldon Johnson and Paul Washington Jr. touched down in New York yesterday to begin all of their NBA Draft fun. All three will be in the green room tomorrow night; until then, they’re doing promotional things around the city, per their social media accounts.

Herro shared a photo from what looks like an upcoming Players’ Tribune story; Johnson flew private to get to the draft; and Washington hit a Panini America (the trading card company) VIP party when he landed late last night. That’s only a small glimpse of everything those guys having going on this week prior to hearing their names called Thursday night.

I’m fascinated by this super-long article I just read on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

While sitting around waiting for any little piece of Kerry Blackshear news to break last night, I spent some time (a lot of time, actually) reading The Atlantic‘s new million-word story on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 — you know, the one that vanished out of thin air over five years ago now. I’m not the one to explain it all to you here on KSR (although I do feel like an expert now) but I’ll point you in the right direction if I’ve piqued your interest in the story. Here, have a link: “What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane” by William Langewiesche, a great author/journalist/former pilot.

OK, time for me to get over to the radio station.

Looking forward to Chuck and Austin talking about their time at UK and whatever else comes up when Ryan and I are on the air without Matt!

Tune in at 10 a.m.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

9 Comments for Today On KSR: This new John Prine mural in Lexington is awesome

  1. WildcatCam
    9:33 am June 19, 2019 Permalink

    I read that article about the flight, too!! It was super long, felt like I was reading a TV show or movie script! Didn’t think about my fellow BBN reps reading it lol go CATS!

    Also, do ppl still comment the word, First?

    • meeksfor3
      10:26 am June 19, 2019 Permalink

      Can you give me the condensed version of the story?

    • ClutchCargo
      10:46 am June 19, 2019 Permalink

      The excruciating details are important to the story. It’s like the first chapter of a Tom Clancy novel. Read it when you have the time.

    • WildcatCam
      6:30 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

      What clutch said. But essentially, the Malaysians knew more than what they let on for like 6 hours and had the search looking in the wrong area during that time like 2,000 miles away from the information they had! Craziness. Instead of asking for help, because they didn’t have the resources, they pissed precious time away. Eventually someone else took over (Australia? I think?) the search procedures. This guy, who’s family member was on the plane, took on a dire search to find evidence of the wreckage, and was the first person to find some. If I remember correctly. It’s like something of a movie, you should read it.

  2. katmandue2you
    9:36 am June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Well please don’t bury me down in that cold cold ground! I’d rather have them cut me up and pass me all around! Throw my brain in a hurricane! And the blind can have my eyes! And the deaf can have both my ears if they don’t mind the size!!!

    • Kernel Sanders
      10:52 am June 19, 2019 Permalink

      Hope you also plan to give your knees to the needy!

  3. runningunnin.454
    9:38 am June 19, 2019 Permalink

    Now, you know, Peabody’s coal train hauled Paradise away, then they paved it…and put up a parking lot.

  4. sincitycat
    11:17 am June 19, 2019 Permalink

    And you may see me tonight with an illegal (legal in Colorado) smile and the water tastes funny when you’re far from your home, but it’s only the thirsty that hunger to roam.

  5. Not Dan Issel
    3:07 pm June 19, 2019 Permalink

    “When I die let my ashes float down the Green River,
    let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam.
    I’ll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waiting,
    just five miles away from wherever I am.”

    Classic. This is my funeral music good-by.