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pendergast

Berea, KY

#21 Jun 6, 2010
having a visible outlet for one's opinions means one should excercise some degree of responsibility and community interest in using that outlet, not to complain about one's lack of sound business decisions (again, get another provider if you don't like your current one), the service at mcdonald's (a previous "editorial") etc. if poor internet service was at the forefront of scott's mind, maybe he should consider putting something that affects the community rather than him as an individual (or his business) at the forefront.
food for thought

Lexington, KY

#22 Jun 6, 2010
Valid points all! I agree that maybe he could have exercised better judgement, but if that was what was affecting him at the very moment he was writing his editorial, then I can understand his rant. I just don't think we need to get so upset and "disheartened" at another humans moment of whining in a small town rag, if you will..If I'm looking for current events, hard news, and hard hitting editorials, I'm not looking for it in the Berea Citizen. And really, we all whine, just not as publicly.

And hey, maybe he will read this thread and be influenced by your posts to find another service and service provider! You could be helping him make "sound" business decisions!!!

I will stay with windstream. My service needs are small and my complaints are few.
john

Richmond, KY

#23 Jun 6, 2010
unsatisfied wrote:
I decided a few months ago to downgrade my cable and go with windstream. For 6 weeks I had no service though they said I did and billed me for it when I finally got the service working in two weeks I went without internet a total of 5 days and for these two months I owed a little over 300 dollars needless to say I am back with cable but I do wonder why they donot run a T1 line ?
Same thing happened to me i was off line a week they came to my house 3 times said everything was ok. they finally did something at the main station so they said and got me back on but it was so slow i went back to cable. no troubles since.
Diddle

Lexington, KY

#24 Jun 6, 2010
wondering wrote:
Diddle, I live just over the Berea City limit on Walnut Meadow. We have had Windstream for years and have only had a handful of times where we had problems.
This reinforces a post above. If you are Walnut Meadow,(595) then we are not far apart. The lines you are on are [likely] those strung by GTE which are old. On the other hand, where I am the lines are 5-7 years old.

I wonder how people in Creakside Village view Windstream's service? Something that a lot of people don't know is that the people working for Windstream, for the most part, are the same people who were working for Alltel and Verizon.

Some Berea residents have a history of complaining about any utility. I remember the complaints against, Cintel, Simmons, Frontieer Vision, American Cable Entertainment and Adelphis. And those are the cable companies I remember. I am sure I missed two or three. Same goes for GTE, GTE South, Alltel, Verizon and now Windstream.

Interesting replies, for the most part.

Regards,

D~
food for thought

Lexington, KY

#25 Jun 6, 2010
You know, I needed you to remind me! I was on dial up forEVER because we did not have the lines for dsl or cable and satellite was soooo expensive. I'm off 1016 and our lines are relatively new (within the last 8 years or so). Possibly why my service is good?
Diddle

Lexington, KY

#26 Jun 6, 2010
food for thought wrote:
You know, I needed you to remind me! I was on dial up forEVER because we did not have the lines for dsl or cable and satellite was soooo expensive. I'm off 1016 and our lines are relatively new (within the last 8 years or so). Possibly why my service is good?
Certainly food for thought. When I worked at Western Auto in the late 70's, some company came through to bury lines. There is a vault at Hays Furniture, one at what is now Karen Todd's antique store, and, one that is at the intersection of Chestnut and Elipse. They may be more. The concept was to bury the overhead lines in order to prepair for the widening of Chestnut street. Now 30+ years later that has yet to happen.
If you look at the walkway in front the of the former Berea National Bank building you will find some PK nales. These are remnants of the widening survey.

Frankly, the [overhead] TelCo lines along Chestnut are likely those left from the days goen by. And the lines that were actually buried are the suspect lines. Maybe....

Many people were never fully informed of the changes and I feel safe in saying a lot of utility work was done and kept on the QT.(Least said least mended.)

At this point is pretty apparent that people well outside of the "business district" receive better (read that as, more reliable) service than those in the center of town.

Berea College is for the most part wireless (see antennas on the utility pole at the west point of the Log House property) so they have different methods and connections that the general population does not have access to.

And I am sure the City of Berea does too. I see too many 802.xx antennas on the water tower behind Marios.(I have no problem with this, but it does prove the City of Berea could offer WiFi and make money at doing it; Providing someone has the knowledge to implement it to begin with.)

Why Berea is not on this like white on rice is beyond me. Look what, Barbourville, KY did. They set up a cable and TCP/IP service that at one point ranked in the top 10 in the nation. It became a model for many other cities across the United States.

Craft stuff is fine but for heaven sakes, build infrastructure! Charge for it and generate some much needed revenue. Stop waiting for people to come to Berea. Berea needs to look to the future. The main source of revenue the town receives is already here. Work with it first. Then if the craft / tourism stuff fails (or continues to do so) it does not effect the financial position of the town.

Sorry.... long int he tooth today.

Best!

D~
ugh

Douglas, GA

#27 Jun 6, 2010
I've said before you have to prove you're retarded to work for windstream. I've had issues with their (lack of) customer service. Not much so with actual DSL. I guess everyone from "Nicholasville" is using Windstream dsl. One time net was down about a week. That was the main net problem. The main one is with the idiots who work there.

Once I moved to Rockcastle Co. and some idiot decided to tell me I needed an 859 area code and not 606. And when I tried to argue with her and tell her it was 606 she told me I didn't know what I was talking about it's 859. So of course a week later they can't get me a phone line cause it was for an 859 number. So I have to schedule another appt. this time with the right area code. In Rockcastle Co. Another time they were supposed to show up one day. I waited all day and guess what. No one showed up. So I called and got some rude sounding guy who didn't know what was going on. I hate windstream but not like there's a big choice when it comes to utilities. I'm not going to cable so it's windstream.
A Reminder

Berea, KY

#28 Jun 9, 2010
This is a just a reminder to everyone - Make sure that tomorrow (and hopefully for the last time) you buy a copy of The Berea Citizen and see what the ramifications of Scott Powell's Windstream rant became.

This sort of whizzing and moaning was the reason for the demise of the County Chronicle (aka John Buttwell's paper).

Windstream, while not perfect by any means, is a advertiser. Remember Scott's ACE Hardware incident. And they too were a Citizen customer. Seems lie if you piss off Scott you may get wrote up in the local paper; Regardless of who or what you are...

I'll buy a copy of the paper tomorrow and if I don't see some form of redemption on Powell's behalf, I will have spent my last $0.50 on their paper and my last $40.00 a month on advertising with the Berea Citizen.

Small town news papers (and news papers in general) are on life support as it is. Pissing people off is not the way to keep a small operation running.

One thing to remember. I suspect the majority of Citizen readers are people who live out of Berea and buy the paper in order to keep up with hometown news.
Advertisers need remember that! What good it is running an ad about a sale on beef when the reader is likely to be hundreds of miles or more away.



“Sic friatur crustum dulce ”

Since: Apr 09

the real world.....

#29 Jun 9, 2010
So, what are the ramifications? Do you work for Windstream, and did you pull your ad?

I will buy a copy of the paper tomorrow, and probably every week after that as long as the yard sale listings are in them.

I agree newspapers in general are on life support, but even though I can get plenty of news on the web, I still like to have a hard copy in hand to read at my leisure wherever I choose to read it at, and newspapers will certainly not meet their demise because of an editorial Scotty Powell wrote; even the Berea Citizen.

I that he puts it out there whether it's popular opinion or not. It's one of the things I most enjoy reading in the paper.

It wouldn't be worth reading if it were the same old cookie cutter crap time after time.

And that's MY opinionated opinion, and Scotty Powell, keep on keepin' on!
A Reminder wrote:
This is a just a reminder to everyone - Make sure that tomorrow (and hopefully for the last time) you buy a copy of The Berea Citizen and see what the ramifications of Scott Powell's Windstream rant became.
This sort of whizzing and moaning was the reason for the demise of the County Chronicle (aka John Buttwell's paper).
Windstream, while not perfect by any means, is a advertiser. Remember Scott's ACE Hardware incident. And they too were a Citizen customer. Seems lie if you piss off Scott you may get wrote up in the local paper; Regardless of who or what you are...
I'll buy a copy of the paper tomorrow and if I don't see some form of redemption on Powell's behalf, I will have spent my last $0.50 on their paper and my last $40.00 a month on advertising with the Berea Citizen.
Small town news papers (and news papers in general) are on life support as it is. Pissing people off is not the way to keep a small operation running.
One thing to remember. I suspect the majority of Citizen readers are people who live out of Berea and buy the paper in order to keep up with hometown news.
Advertisers need remember that! What good it is running an ad about a sale on beef when the reader is likely to be hundreds of miles or more away.

“Sic friatur crustum dulce ”

Since: Apr 09

the real world.....

#30 Jun 9, 2010
*make that I LIKE that he puts it out there whether it's popular opinion or not.

Thanks, and sorry for the omission.

“Where?”

Since: Apr 09

Earth

#31 Jun 9, 2010
Scotty's a great guy and it's his editorial. I think he did a great piece about renaming Farristown School. I've tipped him off before about 'news' at a local school and he's always been 'Johnny on the spot', friendly, and as always a cut-up.

Go Scott!
old lady

Lexington, KY

#32 Jun 9, 2010
I have Windstream dsl and phone, other than at time I ordered dsl the guy didn't show up when he should have and I found the box on the porch by door. I had to figure it all out for myself but got it working. I've never had a problem with either one. I do have a freind who had lots of problems with the dsl hookup.

I enjoy reading Scott's and Teresa's editorials, so what if they tell you exactly how they feel about something, whether you agree or disagree it is usually interesting reading. I think they keep the "smalltown" feel with the Citizen, even though Berea is spread all over now, with all types of people living here. I would hate it if and when either of them leave the paper.
lala

Lexington, KY

#33 Jun 10, 2010
If everyone stopped reading a paper everytime there was an EDITORIAL they didn't agree with, not a single person would ever read a newspaper. Every issue, in every paper there are EDITORIALS and a lot of people aren't gonna agree with them.

“Where?”

Since: Apr 09

Earth

#34 Jun 11, 2010
Well, there weren't any negative responses about it in the 'letters to the editor' section.. If I recall right, there weren't any at all.

If Scotty had a t-shirt printed that said SKIPPY and sold it, I'd buy it and wear it until its holy!

Like T told me, he doesn't care whose toes he steps on, he makes his editorial.

JMHO
TheTruth

Richmond, KY

#35 Jun 13, 2010
Those ping times are horrible. On time warner cable i see a 28ms ping to google at the moment.
so tired of you 3

Lexington, KY

#36 Jun 14, 2010
_WiseGal_ wrote:
Scotty's a great guy and it's his editorial. I think he did a great piece about renaming Farristown School. I've tipped him off before about 'news' at a local school and he's always been 'Johnny on the spot', friendly, and as always a cut-up.
Go Scott!
sounds like you are bragging that you tipped Scotty off about the new school? I doubt that. I like topix but don't like it when you, big t and that other one take over everything. It's like you all don't have lives, just live to be in everybody's business, yes, as I am in yours now. Have disliked it forever, but I have a right to say what I feel. I seldom post on any subject, just read them, but leave the ones with you guys posting and having personal conversations. I'm sure all 3 of you are very likeable women, but gosh, call each other on the phone or email or something, I don't want to hear your personal stuff.

I wonder if anyone else feels the same way as I do?

“Sic friatur crustum dulce ”

Since: Apr 09

the real world.....

#37 Jun 14, 2010
Can be addressed here:

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/berea-ky/T373...
so tired of you 3 wrote:
<quoted text>
sounds like you are bragging that you tipped Scotty off about the new school? I doubt that. I like topix but don't like it when you, big t and that other one take over everything. It's like you all don't have lives, just live to be in everybody's business, yes, as I am in yours now. Have disliked it forever, but I have a right to say what I feel. I seldom post on any subject, just read them, but leave the ones with you guys posting and having personal conversations. I'm sure all 3 of you are very likeable women, but gosh, call each other on the phone or email or something, I don't want to hear your personal stuff.
I wonder if anyone else feels the same way as I do?

“Where?”

Since: Apr 09

Earth

#38 Jun 15, 2010
No. I agreed with the week before lasts editorial regarding the renaming of the new school

I have tipped him off as to events at school and he shows up and covers it with a smile.

How you feel about me or anyone else is irrelevant to the topic at hand.
so tired of you 3 wrote:
<quoted text>
sounds like you are bragging that you tipped Scotty off about the new school? I doubt that. I like topix but don't like it when you, big t and that other one take over everything. It's like you all don't have lives, just live to be in everybody's business, yes, as I am in yours now. Have disliked it forever, but I have a right to say what I feel. I seldom post on any subject, just read them, but leave the ones with you guys posting and having personal conversations. I'm sure all 3 of you are very likeable women, but gosh, call each other on the phone or email or something, I don't want to hear your personal stuff.
I wonder if anyone else feels the same way as I do?
Citizen

Cleburne, TX

#39 Mar 9, 2011
My Phone service at my house is non-existent because they have placed the address Cr on it and now I can not use my phone. When asking how I could fix the problem I was told to switch my number for 68.00 Dollars U.S.. It worked for a week then this same crazy Cr address appeared in the phone book next to my name. My street has a name and if they are not going to use the name then I don't want their service. This is the reason most landlines are being dropped in my area. 911 Addressing is crazy and confusing and they say they can do it by law, but according to the law as the owner of the property I have the right to say who is trespassing and in my opinion anyone using the address Cr or county road #### is trespassing and disturbing the peace, but the local sheriff will not enforce this law. Who is in charge of protecting my civil rights. Whomever it is they are doing a lousy job. And as for telephone service I had better service when they had party lines back in the 50's.

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