The Dish

| October 13, 2011
Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go

Shaq’s Mom

If you’re a Shaquille O’Neal fan – and I am for myriad reasons – of course it’d be a thrill to speak with the retired NBA star’s mother, but not for the reasons you’d think.

Yes, Lucille O’Neal has plenty of tales about her famous son, but the stories she’s telling these days are ones that have far more to do with her than him and much of what she has to say has the ability to impact all of us.

Ms. O’Neal, who penned the memoir, “Walk Like You Have Someplace to Go,” is coming to town to speak at the Family Scholar House Annual Luncheon on Oct. 26 at the Galt House. She’ll share her story of faith, hard work and perseverance served up with a serious helping of humor, something I got a (fabulous) taste of during our interview, which we’ll publish in next week’s issue of The Voice.

The luncheon is going to be an unforgettable event. We’ll be there and hope you’ll consider attending, too. To make reservations, contact Family Scholar House at 502.813.3086 or go to

November Reign

Over the next several days, we’ll be giving away Breeders’ Cup tickets and swag via our website. Want in on the action? Just go to

Contact Angie at or 502.551.2698. Tune in to 84WHAS (840 AM) on Saturday mornings just after 8 a.m. to hear Angie join in with Ron & Mel Fisher and the rest of the Saturday Morning Crew to dish about this week’s Voice.

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Angie Fenton
Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.

Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.

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