They don't write heads like that anymore

September 22, 2012|By John E. McIntyre | The Baltimore Sun

Looking for something else, I found tucked away in a desk drawer a clipping with a memorable headline from my time at the weekly Flemingsburg Gazette in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, forty years ago.

It was on a routine story for the front page. The state was preparing to replace the decrepit bridge over the L&N Railroad tracks in the town of Ewing, and the demolition and construction would make the road unusable for some time.

The publisher, not I, wrote the headlines, and I hovered over the page to make sure that no one tampered with it before we went to press. It read:

Ewing Road Blocked

For Bridge Erection

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