The Beat Goes On
When looking at the Maysville Kentucky Blog's statistics, I doubt I could afford to physically print and distribute it, even with advertisers. And it's just a humble digital hamster cage-liner : )
The Beat got their start last summer publishing alternative news and stories. Throughout publication, they gained some critical acclaim, including earning several Kentucky Press Association awards within the first four months of existence. Readers around town enjoyed their offbeat humor and say they'll miss looking for features such as "Fake Ads" and "Monkey Business" each week.
While the actual Beat is gone, its spirit lives on in the people who wrote for it, according to their final issue entitled, "Any Last Words?" Staff writers talk about their positive experiences working for the newsmagazine, lessons learned, and even leave us with the cryptic message, "And who knows; maybe we'll be baaaaaaack." I don't think we've heard the last from the Beat staff.