Hey Kentucky! Do you think that you have what it takes to be the next “Hey Kentucky!” Cast Member? Well now is your chance to put your money where your mouth is, and come compete to join the Hey Kentucky! team as our newest co-host.

In the coming weeks, we will begin the Hey Kentucky Casting Call! This will be a televised competition, where contestants will try-out in front of our panel of judged, including Hayley Harmon, Lee Cruse and, of course, Matt Jones.

Contestants selected by our panel of judges will then continue to compete for the chance to become the newest Hey Kentucky! Co-host through a series of “reality show” style challenges to narrow down our contestants to find the best person for the job.

If you’re interested, here’s what you need to do:

Come to the Fayette Mall on June 17th. Registration begins at 10:00 A.M. Once registered, you will be interviewed by one of our producers, and some of you will be selected to come back later that evening to try-out in front of our panel of judges.


MUST BE 18 years or older to try-out for the competition.

MUST BE a Kentucky Resident.

MUST BRING a valid driver’s license with you.


  1. Hello, my name is Ty and I am very interested in this casting call. I have been on national television twice (SEC Nation- Asked Coach Stoops a question & ESPN2- Seattle Mariners second base kid) Anyway, I know all things Kentucky related and am ready to prove it. Last year alone, I was in attendance to Men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, football, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, and rifle. I can name you facts, information, and other various things. I am aware of current topics and love to add another perspective to your panel. I am involved with UK and would love the opportunity. The only problem is, I am under the age of 18. However, my previous experiences on television prove that I can be just as good- if not better- than the other contestants. Thank you for your time and consideration. GO CATS!!!

  2. The best kept secret since Colonel Sanders recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken . . . we both finger licking good at what we do! Especially during the NFL season. Meet you at Fayette Mall!

    • Hey Jolene,

      We’re in our very own storefront. It’s next to the Apple store on the Macy’s side of the mall. You should see our signs on the outside of the location.

  3. I was at the mall around 11:00:00 AM and didn’t see a sign-up sheet anywhere. You’d think there would have been signs up somewhere in the mall directing you to the competition.

  4. Hello,
    Please tell me it’s not too late to try out.
    I am Kentucky true and through!
    I published a print newsletter several years ago, The Great American Sports Page! This covered The Kentucky Derby, UK & UofL, high school sports and much more. I would absolutely LOVE an opportunity to try out!
    Thank you!

    • I’m sorry Mike, but we actually shot all of the initial tryouts about a month ago, so it is too late. We are going to try and do it again next year though. So just keep us in mind. Thanks for watching!