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Kentucky Sports Radio Coming to Highlands to Honor Jared Lorenzen

The popular University of Kentucky sports web site and radio show, Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR), will host a tribute show to Jared Lorenzen in Fort Thomas on Thursday.

Lorenzen died last week at the age of 38. He was a star football and basketball player at Highlands High School, and a popular starting quarterback at UK. He played for the New York Giants in the NFL when the team won a Super Bowl.

Lorenzen was a friend of KSR founder and host Matt Jones, and co-hosts Ryan Lemond and Drew Franklin. He frequently appeared on the popular radio program that airs on stations across the state, except for Northern Kentucky.

“We wanted to do something to honor our good friend, Jared, and there was no better place to do a tribute show for him than at his alma mater, Highlands, in Fort Thomas,” said Lemond.

The event will be held at Highlands High School on the balcony overlooking David A. Cecil Memorial Stadium. The event is open to the public but seating is limited. The show starts at 10 a.m. and runs to noon. The public can enter the school via the main entrance starting at 9:30 a.m. Overflow seating will be available in the cafeteria adjacent to the balcony.

You can also video stream the show on Fort Thomas Independent Schools Facebook page and on radio at or on the iHeart Radio app, search “WLAP”.

“We’re happy to host Kentucky Sports Radio at Highlands for their Jared Lorenzen tribute show,” said Dr. Karen Cheser, Superintendent of Fort Thomas Independent Schools. “It’s going to be a great opportunity to hear from friends all across the state and nation about what Jared meant to everyone. For our school and community, that’s especially important. He left an indelible mark in the fabric of our school system.”

Highlands Athletic Director Kevin Nieporte, agreed and said he was excited to invite the public to view the show in person, which overlooks one of the most picturesque football fields in the region.

“I have fielded calls from everywhere in the state about KSR’s tribute show for Jared tomorrow," Nieporte said. "It’s clear the positive impact he’s had on everyone. We’ll always remember Jared and we’ll always remember KSR for allowing the opportunity to remember the good times we all shared with him.”

Guests on the show will include some of his teammates, coaches and friends.

Jared will be inducted into the Highlands Athletic Hall of Fame this fall, in his first year of eligibility.

-Staff report

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