Once considered outdated and redneck, dirt oval racetracks have made a resurgence across the rural swaths of America. With unending regulations and expensive fares making it hard to justify trips to a NASCAR race track, local dirt track racing has come back full throttle. There are exceptions.
When the Dennison Hotel on Main Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio closed in 2011, it marked the end of a hoteling era. The single room occupancy extended stay facility once competed with the Browne Hotel, Fort Washington Hotel, Fountain Square Hotel, and others — all of which are long closed and demolished.
The series of buildings at the corner of East 9th and Monmouth streets in Newport, Kentucky is fascinating – and after years of neglect is being renovated.
It was Yogi Berra who once said to trust your instincts, to keep trying, and most importantly, act.