We call it “Homecoming.”
Whatever the weather, this is a season that means an end to gardening and a drastic reduction in the weekend cookouts, and trips to the lake or campground. As much as we may love the outdoors in Lake Country, when the evening air gets cool enough for a jacket we are all reminded that home is where the hearth is.
So, as we gather ‘round the fire, we’ll bring you some stories of bygone days. Grandfather may not be able to tell you “how it was,” but our new series on “Coming of Age in Calloway” will refresh some memories and create some new ones. We hope you enjoy the results as we begin with “Growing Up in Murray.”
Larry Ray returns in print with the third installment of his series on the counties only real Civil War site: Fort Heiman. In this episode, Larry recounts the fall of Fort Donelson and the creation of the legend of U. S. Grant. It’s a story of heroism and friendship, and the familiar names and places will surprise you. You live in the midst of great American history.
Our old friend naturalist Brooke Gilley will introduce you to that frightening captain of the late summer skies, the dragonfly. She may surprise you with tales of his long life and short visit, or with the tendency of a few of the family to take a long journey. In reality, the big-eyed creature is a good friend to humans, as you’ll learn.
Newswoman Meaghann Anderson joins us again, this time with an in-depth look at the current president of Murray State University, Dr. Tim Miller. Dr. Miller, in and of himself, is quite a story of achievement, but his service to Murray and to the University deserves a good look. City Councilman Pete Lancaster weighs with his assessment of the friendly, fast-growing metropolis that is Murray; you’ll be proud.
As you sit down for one of the last few sunny mornings on the porch, or as you pull the comforter a little higher on your lap, we’ll introduce you the Scottish tradition in Murray, terrific tailgating traditions, humor, trivia, puzzles, our usual calendar of events and a dining guide to help you forget the joys of backyard barbeques as the leave begin to deepen ‘round the back door.