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On Saturday, a group of people stood on the courthouse steps and made the audacious claim that Walker County is a pretty cool place to be. To be clear, they did not say that it is perfect. The point of Walker County Day was not to promote some … more
Iron City is a concert venue in Birmingham. Most nights at Iron City, hundreds of people show up to listen to incredible music by artists from across the globe. Over the next few months, Judah & The Lion, Tesla and Sam Hunt are scheduled to take … more
When the director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau received an email 10 years ago about a total solar eclipse coming to her small Kentucky town, she thought someone was playing a practical joke. A quick … more
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. The candy and scary movies are great, but my main reason for loving the holiday is because the first spawn of James Phillips made his way into the world Halloween 2002. I refer to my about to be … more
Interstate 22 officially opened Monday, leading to lots of conversations this week about the roadway finally being complete. The interstate opening was probably the second most talked about topic this week ( the high school name change being No. … more
How do you fit a battleship inside the BJCC? Make it out of LEGOs, of course. more
The national elections are in a few weeks, and some people seem ready for Facebook fistfights. The atmosphere seems negatively charged, but I think October still has a lot of good things to offer. What follows are a few. This past week when we … more
I can remember when Bucky Rizzo and I interviewed then-state Rep. Robert Bentley on the radio here in Jasper in 2010 as he was running for governor. He was a congenial conservative who made a nice impression. When he left, Bucky and I turned to each … more
Early last week, I got a text message asking, “Were the two nuns killed in the town where you lived in Mississippi?” I had read the reports a couple of days earlier that two nuns had been killed in Durant, Miss., which is very close to the … more
Something happened this past week that made me dance a little jig. Last Thursday after work, I decided to take a walk. Our collie, Caillou, loves walking in winter, but he is less than enthused in August. Maybe the mink coat he wears makes him … more
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