Congrats to Jennifer Nime Palumbo and 7 Sporty Thoughts for the Weekend

Story by: Steve Tressler Real Life Radio 1380am/94.9 fm

November 22, 2013

LEXINGTON – As a reminder, just in case you don’t know, it was 50 years ago today that the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated. In his inaugural address he spoke of the need for all Americans to be active citizens. The most  famous line to come out of that speech was; “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the death of the nations 35th President, John F. Kennedy. May you rest in peace Mr. President.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of the nations 35th and only Catholic President, John F. Kennedy. May he rest in peace.

What seems to have been lost in that speech was an equally powerful message to the world to join together and fight “the common enemies of man; tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.’

My how times have changed, or have they?

And now ‘7 sporting thoughts’ for the weekend!

1 – HS Football playoffs are going into week 3 – Region Champions are crowned tonight so go to a game and support these young athletes.

2 – With 3 freshmen on the Naismith Award Watch list (James Young, Andrew Harrison and Julius Randall), Kentucky has tied the all-time record for a team to have 3 nominees in the same year. The other team? Kentucky 2011-12.  How many players from Kentucky have won the award? Answer: 1, Anthony Davis, 2012. The most winners? Duke, 7.

Anthony Davis was the 2012 Naismith Player of the Year in CBB. The only player from Kentucky to be named one.

Anthony Davis was the 2012 Naismith Player of the Year in  Men’s CBB. The only player from Kentucky to ever receive the honor.

3 – Speaking of HS Football congratulations to the;


Elijah Bell (RB, Henry Clay), Logan Blue (LB, Owensboro), Matt Boston (OL, Glasgow), Dylan Boures (OL, Boyle Co.), David Bouvier (WR, Lexington Catholic), Cody Chaffin (LB, South Warren), Cameron Cheuvront (WR, Somerset), Trevante Coleman (LB, Tilghman), Barrett Croslin (TE, Russellville), Scott Daniel (DB, Scott Co.), Ryan Duvall (DL, Apollo), Chad Eaton (WR, Barren Co.), Nacarius Fant (WR, Bowling Green), Rondell Green (DB, Bowling Green), Joseph Hawkins (DL, Franklin-Simpson), Devin Hayes (QB, Bowling Green), Chris Hudson (TE, Hazard), Carlton Huff (DL, Monroe Co.), Evan Jaggers (WR, Green Co.), Will Jenkins (OL, Bowling Green), Brenan Kuntz (QB, Simon Kenton), Adrian Middleton (LB, South Warren), Jake Mills (OL, Bowling Green), Kyle Nelson (DB, Lafayette), Derik Overstreet (DL, Tilghman), Lincoln Quick (LB, Bowling Green), Chris Roberts (LB, Franklin Co.), John Scruggs (DB, Holmes), Kegan Skidmore (OL, Somerset), Darius Spivey-Nunn (DB, Tilghman), Devin Taylor (RB, West Jessamine), Blue Tisdale (RB, Bowling Green), Jacob Tompkins (K, Mason Co.), Jacob VanMeter (DL, Scott Co.), Ben Walling (OL, Simon Kenton), Palmer Ward (K, Scott Co.), Hasani Warren (DB, Belfry), Carson Whitehead (LB, Harlan Co.), Christon Woods (DL, Owensboro), Travis Wright (OL, Scott Co.).

4 – And also to The Herald-Leader’s 2013 All-City Volleyball Team!

Elle Barnett, Henry Clay, Sr., outside hitter

Kendall Beerman, Tates Creek, Jr., outside hitter

Olivia Canales, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jr., outside hitter

Ca’Layci Coffey, Henry Clay, Jr., middle blocker

Leah Edmond, Paul Dunbar, So., outside hitter

Alli Evans, Lexington Christian, Sr., outside hitter

Hope Gassett, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Sr., libero

Chandler Kinley, Lafayette, Sr., setter

Macy Reihing, Tates Creek, Fr., defensive specialist

Hallie Shelton, Henry Clay, Fr., outside hitter/ middle blocker

5 – Best HS game?  Lexington Catholic hosts the upstart Mercer Co. (which beat the undefeated Boyle Co. last week) at Lexington Catholic HS or tune into 94.9fm at 7pm.

Best CFB game on TV this weekend? #3 Baylor @ #9 OK State.

6 – Weekend snoozer game, Chattanooga @ #1 Alabama, really Saban?

7 – Broncos and Patriots on Sunday night should be fun. Manning vs. Brady is always a show.


AND Congratulations to Jennifer Nime Palumbo on being named the MC for the 2014 National Guard Border Bowl between Tennessee and Kentucky scheduled for Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at University of the Cumberlands, in Williamsburg, Ky. She will be the first woman to MC the event and maybe one of its best athletes as well. Jennifer was my golf partner for the 2011 Wounded Warrior golf scramble…….and yes she beat me……easily.

Jennifer Nime Palumbo is the co-anchor of the Fox 56 Ten O'Clock News in Lexington, Ky.

Jennifer Nime Palumbo is the co-anchor of the Fox 56 Ten O’Clock News in Lexington, Ky.

Brave the weather and get out and have fun!


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