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Mason County School Board, we need to talk. Now.

Alright, Mason County. We got beef. Have a seat.

First, I speak on behalf of everyone when I say thank you for giving us Darius Miller, Deron Feldhaus, Tomlin, Hubby, and Pasquale’s pizza. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We’ll even thank you for Chris Lofton and Ye Olde Dutch Inn, too. But it’s what you recently took away from us that is the problem. And it’s a big problem.

Multiple people have contacted us today saying the Mason County school board has blocked KentuckySportsRadio.com from all servers, computers, handhelds, and other Internet connections and devices. We don’t like that. If you don’t want your students and faculty browsing KSR, then that’s your problem. Don’t punish those fine people for wanting to read Aaron’s UK Basketball Links during daylight hours. It’s only natural to want to know what Shabazz Muhammad is tweeting while you’re in freshman Biology. It’s human nature.

I’ll use a quote from your website, if you don’t mind:

“For over two hundred years, the good people of Mason County have shared a common cause and friendship with the people throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

That two hundred years ended today. No longer can those within the walls of a Mason County school building share a common cause and friendship with people throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. No longer can they get online and compete with people from Frankfort, Paducah, Middlesboro, and Madisonville to see who can be the first to write “first” in the comments section. You took that away from them.

Your website also says:

“The Mason County Elected Officials welcome you to our area.”

Lies. All lies. Obviously, we’re not welcome, and we just want to know why. You owe us an explanation — if not for us, for one of this country’s Founding Fathers.

Your county is named after George Masona leader of those who pressed for the addition of explicit States rights. State rights, like, leaving a comment on the Afternoon Notes or saying “this post sucks” every time we try to be funny. State rights, like, wanting to know what’s happening around the state’s premier basketball program and wanting to know about it in the most ridiculous manner possible.

George Mason would be ashamed of you right now. No, George Mason would be disgusted. His own county has shunned the very thing he fought for.

Make it right, Mason County School Board.

Undo this heinous criminal act that you’ve done.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

70 Comments for Mason County School Board, we need to talk. Now.



  1. GoCats2
    1:08 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    And so it begins, its only a matter of time before my work blocks this website when they see that 90% of my time is spent here. I blame SexnNursinHomes for this.



  2. YearyCat
    1:09 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Tell them to try and download UltraSurf 9.96. That is how i get on at the school I work at, GO BIG BLUE!!!!



  3. Sacond
    1:10 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Thank God my school doesn’t block it.



  4. Quin
    1:11 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Lexington Catholic blocked KSR sometime last year. Pissed me off.



  5. Dick Vitale
    1:12 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    How will those people get their updates on Jai Lucas?



  6. Kentucky Gentleman
    1:16 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Who cares about this other than someone who goes to Mason County? All those kids probably have smart phones now and they can get on the site with those.



  7. ktmiln2
    1:16 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I always said, Mason County doesn’t hold a candle to Bracken County



  8. UKfanNKY
    1:18 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I would say the school and community are tired of people bashing the KY. football program (Josh Harris – recruit “IF” he stays committed)and Darius. Somtimes our fans can be complete a$$e$!! GO CATS!!!



  9. ktmiln2
    1:18 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    They done goofed. The consequences will never be the same.



  10. Kidnut
    1:18 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    It may be because of the Playboy story yesterday, you might have tripped the firewall filters that block sexually explicit sites.



  11. woodywoodwick
    1:19 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    First!



  12. ktmiln2
    1:19 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah 9, that’s a great precedent. We don’t like what you have to say, so we’re going to block you.

    The 1st amendment weeps at your comment.



  13. DaCat
    1:22 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Or they see a common site students are visiting and decided to block it so said student’s won’t visit during school hours when they should be learning. Do you want students to learn or do you want them to turn out to be on the same intelligence level as Louisville fans?



  14. So. Warren
    1:23 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    We should have an entry (hypothetical) of what our team would look like (roster wise) if BCG were still coach.



  15. Silly Don
    1:28 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    First.



  16. DmillerTime
    1:30 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Im disappointed you mentioned Pasquale’s but not Gregs Pizza. Gregs is the pizza of champions in Maysville.



  17. Mark Wilson
    1:32 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!!! If Darius Miller want from there we would storm the county lines….



  18. mason co high school student
    1:32 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    1st?



  19. Mark Wilson
    1:33 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    NINETEENTH



  20. Steve Jobs
    1:34 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Just download Pulse and read through there on smart phones.



  21. Cat in a lonely land
    1:35 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Tell them to move to Indiana. No one cares that I get on KSR because apparently you guys don’t know anything because you don’t coach…



  22. nybrasky
    1:35 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I blame Chris Lofton!



  23. Mark Wilson
    1:35 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    How will they know what alum of Loloya or Tennessee-Chattanooga are tweeting about us????. This is disturbing indeed…..



  24. Elian Gonzales
    1:35 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Greg’s Pizza and Ye Olde Dutch Inn are my favorite places in Maysville.



  25. UKallday93
    1:38 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Lucky for me my school doesn’t block it



  26. Yates
    1:40 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    On the 220th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights at that! Freedom of the Press!



  27. The Dutch
    1:41 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I’m not sure many of you have ever been to “The Dutch.” Fine establishment though, corner of 4th and Plum. Stop by for a drink!



  28. fuller
    1:42 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    My schools technology coordinator loves the CATS!!! He might be on KSR more than I am!!!



  29. tyler burton
    1:43 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    They block it at Bethlehem High in Bardstown too. I have to type in the password to get past the barracuda blocker every morning. Such a hassle



  30. Lyle Hord
    1:45 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #OccupyMaysville #FreeKSR



  31. MountainCat
    1:47 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    school first right?/ wrong. atleast thats what calipari says



  32. RCPoP
    1:49 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Send Matt Roark up to talk to them.



  33. Geek
    1:50 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Proxy that shiz with a proxy or mirror server…DUH winning



  34. cpacat
    1:51 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Sounds more like something they would do in Robertson County…if they had computers, or schools, or electricity.



  35. Stuck in Va.
    1:53 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Mason County should be ashamed of themselves. I work for a federal agency and continually defraud the good taxpayers by spending all day reading this crap and would understand if I were fired tomorrow. But to jeopardize our the education of our children…shame on you Mason County, shame on you.



  36. BIG E
    1:56 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    35 hahaha



  37. ruppcrazy
    1:56 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Give’em hell Drew!!!



  38. here ya go
    1:59 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    i went to an 18 and under church softball tournament up thee once.. we stole bologna from peoples coolers and then they fired arrows at us as we walked down the highway.. was good times.



  39. btowncatfan
    2:00 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    If the Mason County Schoolboard were a man, I’d punch it in the face.



  40. Preston Le Master of Puppets
    2:01 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Perhaps we should have an #occupymaysville movement, I suggest we start it at the Pub at the end of Market Street. We could sit there and drink beers until the school changes its policy. Call in Drew Franklin and let’s not half ass this.



  41. aflac_nottheduck
    2:03 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Shame on my alma mater!!! If I was still there I’d go to St. Pat. No i’m lying, but yes I would be pissed.



  42. Czech KY Fan
    2:03 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #FreeMasonCounty



  43. mp
    2:08 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    The person of the year will be Occupying Mason County School Board.



  44. Jtbolingbraa
    2:08 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I go to Lafayette here in lexington and they block KSR as of a few weeks ago. Its listed as a “blog” site so its blocked. Free KSR!



  45. Thor
    2:08 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    This post sucks! Ha just kidding. Hope my boss doesn’t figure out how much time I waste here. 🙂



  46. btmann
    2:17 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    My company’s IT department installed a new web filter a couple of months ago and KSR was blocked. When I asked them why, they said many sites were blocked to conserve bandwith. They were under the assumption that kentuckysportsradio.com was a streaming radio website. Once I showed them that it was just a silly blog, they unblocked it.



  47. Igotnothingbettertodo
    2:21 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    My tent is loaded in my car just have to grab the wide screen TV, generator, PS3, satellite dish, mini fridge, microwave, inflatable mattress, propane grill, cheese, bacon, ham, biscuits, more cheese, sausage, jerky, more bacon, when does this start? Im on my way now so I hope Im not too late. #FreeMasonCounty, #OccupyMaysville #FreeGeorgeMason



  48. PutThatOnDeAndreLiggins
    2:27 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #OccupyMaysville



  49. Carl
    2:27 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Mason County? Is that where the Mason jar was invented? #FreeMasonCounty



  50. tyrus
    2:28 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I worked for a governmental agency where I didn’t even have administrative permission to adjust the time on my lap-top if it was off a bit. Looking at web sites that is not directly related to your work…forget it. Downloading stuff, not a chance. Because of my work, I called our IT folks many times requesting them to unblock various web sites. In fact, the agency head got a monthly print-out on each employee that listed every web site accessed via their government computer. Now I never complained and I’m all for government property restrictions being placed on employees.



  51. Tobias Funke
    2:32 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Danville Schools had this site blocked back in like 2007. I used some website add on to circumvent the firewall.



  52. Me
    2:33 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Irony at its best.

    People write stuff on here that Matt and ksr get their panties in a bunch over – and therefor remove those ‘unkind words.’

    NOW, ksr is getting their panties in a bunch cause someone is blocking their words…

    Absolutely beautiful!



  53. aka
    2:34 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    when you post pics of megan dills like that can you blame them? just sayin….



  54. Tonydelksarms
    2:43 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Damn you Tim Moore! Damn you Kelly Middleton!



  55. Mark Wilson
    2:44 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    How will we know the status of Micheal Avery, Vinny Zollo, Dakotah Euton or K.C Ross Miller?????



  56. CalifCatFan
    2:46 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I have never forgiven Mason Co. since they gave Bruce Pearl a Kentucky Colonel certificate.



  57. Kelly E. Middleton
    2:50 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Hi Drew,

    This is Kelly Middleton Associate Superintendent Mason County Schools. I usually enjoy reading your articles until I read this one today. Honestly I thought this one was well written and quite funny. 🙂
    I am writing this response from my school district office computer so your site is not blocked nor has it ever been intentionally blocked according to my tech people. Our system may have been down at some point but my tech people assured me that this site has never been intentionally blocked. I will check back in the near future to make sure we do not block one of my favorite sites Kentucky Sports Radio. If there are network problems feel free to contact me at my office 606-564-5563.
    Thanks also to one of my former players Trevor Setty for giving me the heads up. Go Darius Miller! (Another one of my former players)



  58. White Kool-Aid
    3:09 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I moved to Maysville for my job from ’99-2001…it sucked then & apparently still does. Can’t believe they pull this when the only redeeming qualities there were O’Rourke’s Pub, that skank bar across the river that all of us preppy folk migrated to when the KY bars closed & the all-night breakfast joint on Forest Ave. Oh yeah, just in case my best man is reading this, some of the people there are cool too.



  59. Conspiracy
    3:14 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    It is not true. Mason County loves basketball and would never block a sports site. I smell a rat probably an Irish one at that.



  60. MISSUKFAN42141
    3:17 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I think that KSR needs a second URL that sounds educational for those wanting to visit at work. Such as EducatingKentuckysyouth.com so that it seems educational when all the administrative haters start looking through websites…



  61. The Fuzz
    3:24 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    KSR was also blocked form state computers this fall.



  62. Madtex
    3:38 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Damn politicians – bigots!!!



  63. Fayetteteacher
    3:53 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    I teach in Lexington…have an elective called Sports Writing. It’s blocked for our kids.



  64. jkwoftw
    4:00 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    51 – cirsumvrent?



  65. Carl
    4:21 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Kelly, are you single?



  66. Mr. Knight
    4:38 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    You wouldn’t believe the number of sites that my school district blocks. Luckily, KSR isn’t one of them!!



  67. CalifCatFan
    7:02 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Free BTI!!!!



  68. Ira Tatum
    7:19 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Was this Pasquale’s pizza from the restaurant chain – or an original and solo? There are Pasquale’s all over the U.S.
    Just curious.



  69. Just sayin
    11:12 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    Ronnie Lyons is the best UK player to come out of Mason County. Period.



  70. GZA
    11:49 pm December 15, 2011 Permalink

    #61 No it wasn’t. Never has been blocked.