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 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.
10 Southern Indiana Homes that Will Upgrade Your Summer
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!
UPDATE: Three Babies Recently Surrendered at Indiana Safe Haven Boxes
Over the past few weeks, two babies were surrendered at Safe Haven Baby Boxes in Indiana. Here's a list of where you can find them in southern Indiana.
Kentucky Ranks Highest in Cancer-Related Deaths
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.
HEARTBREAKING: Indiana Mother Charged in Death of Infant Son After Not Adjusting Car Seat Straps
One Indiana mother is being charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily harm after the death of her infant son. Court documents state the child’s death was caused by car seat straps that were too tight.
Marijuana Legalization Remains a Hot Button Issue in Indiana
It’s no surprise that the topic of legalizing marijuana is one that may stir the strongest of opinions. With the drug legal in surrounding states like Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan, Hoosiers may wonder when Indiana will follow in their footsteps.
Indiana Pre-Teens Charged in Brutal Assault After a Sleepover
The Logansport Police Department responded to a call from dispatch on the morning of February 26th concerning a beaten teen. Sgt. Dan Frye told WTHR that he would describe the events as “beyond bullying.”
Indiana Teacher Charged with Misdemeanor After Hitting Student
A teacher at Jimtown High School in Elkhart, IN, faces formal criminal charges for assaulting a student, causing moderate injuries.
Book Bans Spiking in School Districts Throughout the U.S. – 10 Books that are in the Hot Seat
The process of banning books is one that is not new to American culture and is certainly not one disappearing anytime soon. Here's a list of 10 books that are in the hot seat.
If You Have School-Age Children in Indiana, You Need to Pay Attention to HB 1134
On January 26, 2022, the Indiana House of Representatives passed a new bill that has many educators concerned as well as parents questioning what the proposed provisions will mean for their children’s education.