Why is Scott Powell
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Wondering

Berea, KY

#1 Aug 6, 2010
No longer at the Berea Citizen? Anyone know the story there?
UndercoverHoney

Fitzgerald, GA

#3 Aug 6, 2010
Drugs, sweet thing, drugs. According to my sources, a "pal" of his posted some not-so-professional pics of him on her Facebook, and some were leaked.

“Sic friatur crustum dulce ”

Since: Apr 09

the real world.....

#4 Aug 6, 2010
What a shame.
He used to be a good editor, imo, and not care if he stepped on toes in his articles, and I have defended him for that. He apparently has changed in that regard, because he's let who he's friends with keep him from publishing info about a certain case in Berea. I don't like that kind of bias; it has no place in a community newspaper, imo.

I hope he gets straightened out, and chooses his friends more wisely.
UndercoverHoney wrote:
Drugs, sweet thing, drugs. According to my sources, a "pal" of his posted some not-so-professional pics of him on her Facebook, and some were leaked.
UndercoverHoney

Douglas, GA

#5 Aug 6, 2010
Yes, I'm aware of a few things which were undisclosed due to certain affiliations he has made in the past few years. There was a hit and run incident in Berea several years ago that also remains undisclosed to this day, although anyone can find it easily in the court records.
TheRealBigT wrote:
What a shame.
He used to be a good editor, imo, and not care if he stepped on toes in his articles, and I have defended him for that. He apparently has changed in that regard, because he's let who he's friends with keep him from publishing info about a certain case in Berea. I don't like that kind of bias; it has no place in a community newspaper, imo.
I hope he gets straightened out, and chooses his friends more wisely.
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with friends like THAT

Nicholasville, KY

#6 Aug 6, 2010
I suppose his drug use caught up with him. He should choose friends more carefully. Herman Botkin was blabbing about going to Scott's house for their weekly TV night and smoking pot and making catty remarks concerning the shows they watched. With friends like that (Herman Botkin), who needs enemies!
AndyofTroy

United States

#7 Aug 7, 2010
When Scott took over at the Citizen, circulation was going down. During his tenure as editor, circulation went up, and that trend has stayed at a pretty healthy level since. I don't think people appreciate just how difficult that job is. When you make mistakes, people always notice them. But at the same time, a lot of the good things you do go totally unnoticed. Whatever the circumstances, I hope he bounces back.

“Sic friatur crustum dulce ”

Since: Apr 09

the real world.....

#8 Aug 7, 2010
I can't even imagine how hard a job it is.
I hope he bounces back, too, it would be nice to have the 'old' Scot back at the paper.
AndyofTroy wrote:
When Scott took over at the Citizen, circulation was going down. During his tenure as editor, circulation went up, and that trend has stayed at a pretty healthy level since. I don't think people appreciate just how difficult that job is. When you make mistakes, people always notice them. But at the same time, a lot of the good things you do go totally unnoticed. Whatever the circumstances, I hope he bounces back.
Nudie

AOL

#9 Aug 7, 2010
I heard this coming week's edition would have a picture of him totally nude in it. They are going to make the women of the community lust after that long thing that is knee length. It will take a full page picture to cover all the inches. Even a few gay bois of the city might call to say "keep him here".
makes no sense

Nicholasville, KY

#10 Aug 7, 2010
Nudie wrote:
I heard this coming week's edition would have a picture of him totally nude in it. They are going to make the women of the community lust after that long thing that is knee length. It will take a full page picture to cover all the inches. Even a few gay bois of the city might call to say "keep him here".
Why would we "women of the community" lust after a gay man? Your post makes absolutely no sense!
UndercoverHoney

Ocilla, GA

#11 Aug 7, 2010
Perhaps you should put in your resume Andy! I enjoy your articles.
AndyofTroy wrote:
When Scott took over at the Citizen, circulation was going down. During his tenure as editor, circulation went up, and that trend has stayed at a pretty healthy level since. I don't think people appreciate just how difficult that job is. When you make mistakes, people always notice them. But at the same time, a lot of the good things you do go totally unnoticed. Whatever the circumstances, I hope he bounces back.
HOLLA

Littleton, CO

#12 Aug 7, 2010
with friends like THAT wrote:
I suppose his drug use caught up with him. He should choose friends more carefully. Herman Botkin was blabbing about going to Scott's house for their weekly TV night and smoking pot and making catty remarks concerning the shows they watched. With friends like that (Herman Botkin), who needs enemies!
I in fact am Herman Botkins and love how people who don't have anything better to do sit and talk about people they don't even know. I don't even live in Berea anymore and first and foremost I have nothing but pitty for you ..... I feel sorry for you .
UndercoverHoney

Moultrie, GA

#13 Aug 7, 2010
It's true, Herman Botkin moved out of state years ago. He has little to nothing to do with those people anymore. But the facts remain, Scott Powell has some issues going on at the moment. Also, perhaps they will find a new editor, one whom actually has a journalism degree, because, doing some digging, it appears Mr. Powell did not graduate from Northern Kentucky University, he only attended for a short while.
Diddle

Nicholasville, KY

#14 Aug 7, 2010
In thinking back, there have been a lot of talented people who has worked at and wrote for the Citizen. John Vornholt, Colbert Smith,
Jack Hall, Mace Crandell, Gerald Klinefelter, Roger Mason's wife (Beaverdale column) Jean Engle, Dorothy Sherard (sp?) as well as many, many more. In some respects I think the Citizen was better in those days simply for having more tidbit / personal view articles.

My favorite part of the paper other than the the Letters to the Editor, is the backpage of middle section where you read about Berea
many years ago. The notes of who went on vacation, who had lunch with who, who was born and other happenings. It shows a point in time where people cared about one another and the importance of friends and family in the community. A much simpler time in our lives.

I wish Scott all the best in his journey and I hope his replacement will be someone who is a long-time resident of Berea and has an atatchment to and an affection for Berea's past.

Best!

D~
AndyofTroy wrote:
When Scott took over at the Citizen, circulation was going down. During his tenure as editor, circulation went up, and that trend has stayed at a pretty healthy level since. I don't think people appreciate just how difficult that job is. When you make mistakes, people always notice them. But at the same time, a lot of the good things you do go totally unnoticed. Whatever the circumstances, I hope he bounces back.
Traffic Woes

Nicholasville, KY

#15 Aug 7, 2010
Diddle wrote:
In thinking back, there have been a lot of talented people who has worked at and wrote for the Citizen. John Vornholt, Colbert Smith,
Jack Hall, Mace Crandell, Gerald Klinefelter, Roger Mason's wife (Beaverdale column) Jean Engle, Dorothy Sherard (sp?) as well as many, many more. In some respects I think the Citizen was better in those days simply for having more tidbit / personal view articles.
My favorite part of the paper other than the the Letters to the Editor, is the backpage of middle section where you read about Berea
many years ago. The notes of who went on vacation, who had lunch with who, who was born and other happenings. It shows a point in time where people cared about one another and the importance of friends and family in the community. A much simpler time in our lives.
I wish Scott all the best in his journey and I hope his replacement will be someone who is a long-time resident of Berea and has an atatchment to and an affection for Berea's past.
Best!
D~
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Like you, I feel the Citizen was a much better newspaper when these aforementioned people worked there ( with the exception of Jean Engle, who was nothing more than a gossip monger ).Not for one minute did I ever believe Scott Powell had a degree in journalism, his writings being very amateurish. Perhaps he would have been better suited as a contributing columnist on a monthly basis.
Diddle

Nicholasville, KY

#16 Aug 7, 2010
I disagree but that is a good thing. I done Jean's comments on WKXO as did Don Stocker, Jim Boone and David Hume. Gossip perhaps but you are going to find that even in today's society. Check out the the LEO ( http://leoweekly.com/ ) as well as other sources.

Best!

D~
Traffic Woes wrote:
<quoted text> ( with the exception of Jean Engle, who was nothing more than a gossip monger

“Sic friatur crustum dulce ”

Since: Apr 09

the real world.....

#17 Aug 7, 2010
Do you know where J.Boone is and what he is doing these days?
He's an old friend, and I haven't seen him in a loooong time.
Diddle wrote:
I disagree but that is a good thing. I done Jean's comments on WKXO as did Don Stocker, Jim Boone and David Hume. Gossip perhaps but you are going to find that even in today's society. Check out the the LEO ( http://leoweekly.com/ ) as well as other sources.
Best!
D~
<quoted text>

Since: Dec 09

Macon, GA

#18 Aug 7, 2010
Perhaps our freind Diddle should put in his resume... He writes well, is articulate, and has a great deal of experience in and around Berea.
Soooo

Berea, KY

#19 Aug 7, 2010
Skippy was let go over a FB photo? Seriously? I would have thought many things, but not a FB photo!
UndercoverHoney

Lexington, KY

#20 Aug 7, 2010
I imagine his workplace demeanor along with the photos proving his illegal drug use were enough considering the amount of people from Berea on his FB friends.
Soooo wrote:
Skippy was let go over a FB photo? Seriously? I would have thought many things, but not a FB photo!
Really

Vilonia, AR

#21 Aug 8, 2010
I had the opportunity to speak to him at MY job and he was a complete JERK! Nobody should talk down to people like he did to me!

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