University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson accepted the 2016 Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year award from Herald-Leader editor Peter Baniak, left, and publisher Rufus Friday during last year’s Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Jackson is a finalist for the 2017 award. The winner will be revealed Wednesday night from among 10 finalists.
University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson accepted the 2016 Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year award from Herald-Leader editor Peter Baniak, left, and publisher Rufus Friday during last year’s Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Jackson is a finalist for the 2017 award. The winner will be revealed Wednesday night from among 10 finalists. Mark Mahan
University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson accepted the 2016 Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year award from Herald-Leader editor Peter Baniak, left, and publisher Rufus Friday during last year’s Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Jackson is a finalist for the 2017 award. The winner will be revealed Wednesday night from among 10 finalists. Mark Mahan

Who will be 2017 Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year? One of these 10 will win Wednesday night.

February 07, 2018 07:49 AM

About Mark Story

Mark Story

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.