Linda Ireland
Grant Wise is featured in Sandra L. Walker’s book, Little Merchants: The Golden Era of Youth Delivering Newspapers. He delivered newspapers for five years between the ages of 11 and 16 in Hodgenville.
Little Merchants: Newspaper carriers featured in new book

 About 50 years ago, Grant Wise was hired at his first job.

He was only 11, but he handled duties that would make some grownups cry in protest.

Up at 3 a.m., seven days a week, he pedaled his bicycle, while hefting a heavy canvas bag, for miles through the dark streets of Hodgenville – no matter the weather. He retraced his route in the afternoon.

He was a newspaper boy.