First water-sewer meeting reveals cost to fully renovate systems at $8.4 million
If the city fully repaired its water and sewer systems, that would add $26 a month to average bills, say engineers’ estimates revealed Feb. 7 at the first of three public meetings on the subject. To read more about the meeting, including other options, click here.
Pharmacy-school debacle brought down Midway College president, raised questions
Midway College’s ambitious plan for a pharmacy school in Eastern Kentucky was a ship that sank before it ever sailed, taking the college’s president, William Drake, along with it. To read the investigative story written by Cassidy Herrington, reported with help from Cody Porter and Morgan Rhodes, click here.
John McDaniel's eclectic, interesting life is wrapped all around Midway
Few people are more thorough experts on Midway than John William McDaniel III. But few in Midway are experts on John McDaniel. For Martha Groppo's feature story on one of the town's most familiar figures, best promoters and interesting characters, click here.
How Midway became a city of the fourth class
Moving up in class gave Midway more power to regulate alcoholic beverage sale and get fees, but it will cost the city in another area. Martha Groppo explains how the classification was changed though the city didn't appear to qualify.
Midway Station is rezoned, but will developer deliver?
Midway Station, a failed industrial park, has been rezoned and sold for residential and commercial development, Ana Clegg reported. (Read more) But the developer has been slow to proceed. For the story on the Midway Messenger blog, click here. The rezoning process raised big questions about the future of Midway and posed a tough issue for the City Council, Emily Funk reported.
Scores of artists are in 'family' of Damselfly Studio & Gallery
Eric and Mary Thoreson, the owners of Damselfly Studio and Gallery, say honesty, loyalty and trust are keys in to keeping their business going. Damselfly, which has been in Midway for four years, has about 150 artists in its family. (Read more)
So many restaurants, so little town
Midway has a population of only 1,647 in its citiy limits, according to the 2010 census, but within those limits lie several high-profile restaurants that bring in customers from around the state, so many at times that it can be hard to get in to eat, as the recent governor of Kentucky learned. (Read more)
The sights and sounds of Midway
Click here for a multimedia presentation by Autumn Harbison. (Opens in Windows Media Player)