Carl D. Moreland

Carl Donald Moreland, 79, of Frankfort, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2014 in his home, with family by his side. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 10, 2014, 2 p.m., at Bridgeport Christian Church, Frankfort. Rev. Keith McAliley will officiate. Burial will follow in Frankfort Cemetery.

He was born to Roy Guy and Edith (Wright) Moreland, on July 23, 1934, in Scott County, KY. Carl graduated from Great Crossing High School in 1952 and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Kentucky in 1956 and a Master of Public Affairs in 1979. He was a member of Sigma Delta Chi, now the Society of Professional Journalists. Married in 1971, Carl and Linda Austin Hockensmith enjoyed life together in Frankfort for 36 years. 

Carl Moreland’s 38 year journalism career (1956-1994) began in Harlan County, Kentucky and included Lexington and Frankfort, KY; Indiana, and New Mexico. In 1956, Mr. Moreland was a city-county reporter at the Harlan Daily Enterprise. From 1957-1960, he began photography as well as his desk and sports duties at the Frankfort Morning Times. He later became the sports editor in addition to city-county reporter at the Princeton Daily Enterprise in Indiana. In 1960-1967, Carl worked as a general assignment reporter and copy editor for the Lexington Herald. He became the sports editor for the Roswell Daily Record, in Roswell, New Mexico and left as the city editor in 1967. Carl was hired at the Frankfort State Journal by S.C. Van Curon (who had hired him at the Harlan Daily Enterprise) as a general assignment reporter. In 1968, he began working the news desk where he was responsible for writing headlines, doing front page layouts as well as the inside news pages. He remained at the news desk until his retirement in May, 1994. During his career, Carl won many awards: Four (1st) place awards for General Excellence (one through the New Mexico Press Association, three while working the news desk at the Frankfort State Journal). An example of his front page work was cited in the following textbook, News Editing, Second Edition, 1972, by Bruce Westley.

His many affiliations include: President of the Civitan Club and earning the only Club of the Year award for Kentucky in 1970. In the mid-70’s, Carl was the first President of the Bureau of Volunteers. He served on the Board of Directors for PUSH that initiated the annual PUSH Banquet and was a member of the Board of Directors and served as treasurer for the local AARP chapter. He was a member of the Bridgeport Christian Church since 1994 and the co-chair of the Worship Committee for several years. 

Carl is survived by his brother, Gerald Power; his stepsister, Elizabeth Woolums; stepbrother, Warren Power; his special friend Myra Boysen of Frankfort; daughter, Catherann (James) Terry of Frankfort; son, Robert (Shannon) Moreland of Lexington; son, Lawrence Moreland of Frankfort; daughter, Edith Stubbs of Danville. He is also survived by ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; cousins, Tom Moreland, Jack Moreland and other cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Carl Moreland was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Linda; his sister, Ruby Elizabeth “Betsy” Hoffman and step-brother James Delbert Power. 

Pallbearers: Lawrence Moreland, Aaron Moreland, Jared Moreland, Dusty Kock, Brent Caudill and Jim Terry.

Honorary Pallbearers: Rachel Moreland, Heather Moreland, Brandy Stubbs, Elizabeth Caudill, Steve Vest and Linda Younkin.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday at Bridgeport Christian Church. 

Family requests donations in lieu of flowers to Hospice of the Bluegrass and Bridgeport Christian Church.

Funeral arrangements courtesy of LeCompte Johnson Taylor Funeral Home. The online guestbook is: ljtfuneralhome.com.

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  • I worked alongside Carl for ten years, and remained his friend and fellow church member for another 20 years. Godspeed, buddy. See you on the Other Side.