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.
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.
Indiana Walmart Warehouse to Permanently Close After Massive Fire
After a fire on March 16th, Walmart announced they will not reopen their Plainfield warehouse location, leaving 1,132 workers without jobs.
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!
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.
Watch Kentucky Native Johnny Depp Testify in Defamation Trial Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard
During his testimony, Depp denied ever hitting Heard, calling the physical and sexual assault allegations against him “disturbing,” “heinous,” and “not based in any species of truth.”
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.
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.
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.
12 Southern Indiana Experiences That Will Make Memorable Christmas Gifts
Whether you need a last-minute gift or fell into the Marie Kondo craze, experiences are the perfect gift in a world already full of too much stuff. Here are 12 ideas of things you'll find around the tri-state to gift loved ones.