Joltin’ Joe in Ashland

(This originally published in September 2009) My phone rang the other day and on the other end of the line wasn’t a familiar voice, but it was a familiar name. Jimmy Rose was calling me. I’d heard about him through my many conversations with Jack Fultz over the years. Rose was Fultz’s high school basketballContinue reading “Joltin’ Joe in Ashland”

‘Is Mickey Mantle bigger than God?’

One great thing about my job of 42 years at The Daily Independent was the chance encounters with the celebrity world. For me, it was the sports celebrity world. The list goes on and on of sports heroes that I’ve been able to interview – Muhammad Ali, Pete Rose, and Michael Jordan, to name aContinue reading “‘Is Mickey Mantle bigger than God?’”