LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — LEX 18 announced Friday that host Matt Jones will not be returning to 'Hey Kentucky'.
Jones is considering a run in the Democratic primary to challenge Senator Mitch McConnell next November. He is also writing a book about McConnell called 'Mitch, Please.'
“Matt Jones is no longer with ‘Hey Kentucky!’. As a broadcaster of balanced and unbiased news and information, WLEX has an obligation to fairness across its platforms and we believe this decision is consistent with that commitment. ‘Hey Kentucky!’ and WLEX will continue to cover Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race with the same objectivity and transparency with which it reports all political races and other stories important to its Lexington community," read a statement from LEX 18 VP and General Manager Pat Dalbey.
Jones released his statement on Twitter.