Hi there and welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm Melissa, a determined girl just trying to convince my boyfriend to allow me to adopt more dogs. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, I fell in love with writing as an adolescent filling journals with angsty complaining, which later turned into short stories that can only be described as humor from my adult perspective. My passion for writing led me to Evansville, IN where I earned my Bachelor's of Arts from UE. In my own life's plot twist, I then went on to the field of early education where I now teach young children. When I'm not writing or chasing toddlers, I enjoy reading, constantly rearranging my home décor, and any activity that allows me to pretend I live in the woods. Home is where I treat my boyfriend of 4 years to my absolutely hilarious sarcasm while spoiling our 3 dogs, Prudence, Duke and Daisy. In lieu of being a huge advocate for domestic violence awareness and rescue animals, I also have a talent for interjecting F.R.I.E.N.D.S quotes into my daily conversations, and will always yell "cows!" when spotting them on road trips. I am excited to share this space with you and write about life's adventures, local happenings, causes that occupy my heart, and the simple things that become the most pivotal.
One of Biggest Motorcycle Rallies in the Midwest Happening Memorial Day Weekend
The 33rd annual Mid American Freedom Rally is scheduled to begin at noon on May 27th at the Pulaski County Fort Wood Shrine Club grounds. The event will feature live bands, a bike show, contests, field events, and much more.
Kentucky Shelter Overrun with German Shepherds Makes Desperate Plea
According to the American Kennel Club, German Shepherds ranked fourth among the most popular breeds in 2021. They are desired for their noble stature and reputation as protectors. But Daviess Co. Animal Control is completely overrun with the regal breed and needs help.
10 Homes on the Market in So. Indiana with Beautiful Backyards
Dreaming about lazy summer days spent by the pool or hosting cookouts on a patio with a view? With summer 2022 right around the corner, here are the perfect homes for sale in the Evansville area with beautiful pools, patios, or backyards!
10 Homes in Western Kentucky with Charming Outdoor Spaces
Are you in need of a beautiful outdoor space this summer? Summer is coming in fast, and these homes are sure to fit all your entertaining and relaxation needs! Make a fruity drink, slip off your flip-flops and check out this list of Western Kentucky homes.
Are Students in Kentucky and Indiana Required to Say the Pledge of Allegiance?
The tradition of students reciting our nation’s pledge dates back to 1892 and has faced many controversies over the years. Here's what the law says about students being required to recite the pledge at school.
Here’s Where Kentucky Ranks in Cancer-Related Deaths (And I Can’t Say that I’m Shocked)
From the most recent data compiled in 2020, the CDC reports Kentucky as the highest in cancer-related deaths. Here's why deaths are so high and what the Commonwealth is doing to combat these alarming statistics.
Marijuana Legalization Remains a Hot Button Issue in Kentucky
Lawmakers are currently on a two-week break and will reconvene on April 13. It's still possible that House Bill 136 could pass during their last two days but it's not looking like that will happen at this point.