As a boy, Fred Petke delivered newspapers for extra cash. Now he writes newspaper stories that others deliver.Petke, the newest addition to the Winchester Sun, covers the police, sheriff and fire departments, EMS, the district and circuit courts, and "anything else that might be needed on any given day."
Petke moved from Corbin to join the staff in late February.
He was previously the senior staff writer at the Times-Tribune, which covered Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties. He covered everything from school board meetings to shootings and "everything in between," Petke said Friday.
"I had been working at my previous paper for around 13 years, and I was looking for a change of scenery," Petke said. "Things had gotten very comfortable and routine."
Petke is used to a life on the move. When he was a junior in high school, his family moved from Tennessee to North Carolina. It was also at this time that he discovered his knack for journalism.