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E.W. Scripps spokesperson releases statement on Matt Jones dismissal

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Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 17:32:31-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — LEX 18's parent company, E.W. Scripps, has weighed in on the dismissal of Matt Jones as the host of 'Hey Kentucky!'

On Monday, a spokesperson for Scripps released the following statement:

“WLEX’s decision to part ways with Matt Jones was made independently, without any influence from political campaigns."

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.' The decision to dismiss Jones was announced Friday.