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Friday, February 8, 2013

Van Damme It's Friday: Ask Joey Edition

Van Damme It's Friday! What's got 2 thumbs and can't wait for happy hour?

Joey, formerly of KISS 107 is gracing FTM's with her presence today. A few links before we let her unleash her wit and wisdom onto Fort Thomas at 9:00 this morning. 

- Merril Hoge, former Fort Thomas Jr. League Red Coach and ESPN analyst, said Baltimore Ravens QB, Joe Flacco, is the best Quarterback in the National Football League on ESPN this week. I want some of whatever Merril was drinking that day. 

- Nice article by the Enquirer this week (I'd link it but my access to the website is restricted) about Highlands Quarterback Donovan McCoy's decision to not play football competitively in college. Instead McCoy is going to concentrate on academics. McCoy boats a 4.4 GPA at Highlands. 

I asked McCoy if he had any offers from schools. He said that he had "no big scholarship offers. (Centre) offered (him) a roster spot and (he) talked to places like Harvard and Brown"

I thought this was interesting as McCoy was named 1st team all-state in Kentucky at the position. I've got G. Michael on the hunt for what the last five 1st team all-state QB are up to now. We know, of course, McCoy's predecessor is getting excited for UK's football season with new coach Mark Stoops bringing in Kentucky's best recruiting class of all time.   

- Been up to the Fort Thomas Plaza lately? It's a pretty sad place. Next week, we've got a story about why stores are moving out of there like Republicans in California. 

- Fort Thomas Independent Schools was recognized as a “District of Distinction” by the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). Fort Thomas is one of only eight districts to receive this recognition.

Board Chair Karen Allen and Superintendent Gene Kirchner (middle)


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