Mark Nickolas has been gone from Kentucky– literally living in Montana– for many months. This site and others have more than stepped in to take over the Kentucky blogosphere where Mark left off. And we’re appreciative of the role he played while he was temporarily involved. We’ve gone on to break tremendous stories, we’ve driven the news cycle and developed a full-time news industry. But Al Cross still takes it upon himself to ignore everyone else by mentioning Mark Nickolas on Comment on Kentucky, because Nickolas announced he plans to write about Kentucky politics once again.
Newsflash for Al and others: We’re here and we’re not going anywhere. (We’re also sitting on a panel with you in September, so maybe we’ll have an opportunity to talk at that point.)
You can’t just ignore the rest of the Kentucky Blogosphere. It’s Matt Gunterman, Joe Sonka, Ben Ray, Rick Redding, Trey Pollard, David Adams, Johnathan Gay, Marc Carey, Terri Whitehouse, Jim Pence, Diane Brumback, William Shackleford, Jeff Poole, me, some others. We’ve taken over and we’re not going anywhere. I may pull the most traffic, but this is a community and a team. To discount everyone in favor of Mark Nickolas makes you seem wholly disconnected. Especially in light of the major impacts Joe Sonka has had in Lexington with his CentrePointe coverage and the various major stories this site has broken and covered. One of which was discussed (Robert Felner investigation) in the segment before bringing up Nickolas.
Some of us win awards from mainstream media publications. Some of us get national media attention. And some of us are actually making things better in Kentucky by creating jobs as we go along. So you can’t ignore us for much longer. We’re here. We’ve taken over. We’re from Kentucky. We love Kentucky. And we try to make a difference.
Find out who Mark Nickolas is bringing on to write for him about Kentucky politics after the jump…
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