The Morehead News

Friday's Post

Friday's Post
  • Old hospital is gone but not the memories

    Growing concern about the fiscal health of Kentucky’s rural hospitals reminded me of one of my assignments as a reporter many years ago.

    August 1, 2014

  • ‘Who’s gonna fill their shoes’ a key question

    That question was the title of a great country song released in 1985 by the legendary George Jones. That scenario also applies today to the community we call home and our local organizations that make life better for all of us.

    July 25, 2014

  • When neighbors were really neighbors…

    Lately I’ve been remembering why I’m glad I grew up in a small town where neighbors were really neighbors, not just someone who lived next door or across the road.

    July 18, 2014

  • I don’t have a pet animal but I do have pets

    After a lifetime of listening to friends and co-workers talk incessantly about their pets, I have decided to share some words about mine…my pet peeves.

    July 11, 2014

  • I make no apologies for loving my country Today is the 238th birthday of the United States of America. As an American, I’m incredibly proud of that fact.

    July 3, 2014

  • Can’t everyone grow their own vegetables?

    The sight of home vegetable gardens brings to mind a gardening adventure worth sharing. My friend and I heard someone say at church that growing your own vegetables could save money while providing your family with better, fresher food.

    June 27, 2014

  • ‘Let’s go fly a kite’ is more than a song title

    Are you concerned that too many kids today are preoccupied with handheld electronic devices and don’t know how to play outdoors? I, too, shared those feelings until a recent visit to the seashore with my grandchildren.

    June 20, 2014

  • The dog that came back from the dead

    It was going to be an incredible summer for a lad of 18 with a year of college behind him. I had a job in Tennessee as a radio disc jockey, working for a cool uncle who lived on a golf course and had a neat cabin on a lake.

    June 13, 2014

  • Old ways, old days sometimes look better

    Dr. Jack Ellis, our community’s senior resident historian and a dear friend, sent me a copy of a clipping from the Jan. 24, 1935, issue of the Rowan County News, now called The Morehead News. “Woman fined in county court for gossiping” is the headline.

    June 6, 2014

  • Where do we find such men … and women?

    The tiny American flags fluttered in the breeze of a beautiful day. The hillside cemetery seemed to be covered with them like spring flowers.

    May 30, 2014

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