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As a young man, Stan Brock was crushed by a horse while working on a ranch in a remote area of South America. The nearest medical help was 26 days away. Later in life, Brock told his story to an American astronaut, who replied that the nearest … more
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
Have you ever taken a good look at your hands? Hands hold subtle clues that can tell the story of your life. This came to mind yesterday when I went to war. Not with a third-world country or people who talk funny but an enemy much closer to home. … 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
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