New week with a lot going on

New week with a lot going on

Busy week with the beginning of a new court term, drug court, grand jury and a mess of cases before Floyd County Circuit Court Tuesday, along with the opening meeting of 2019 for Supervisors. High school sports kick off the week with girls basketball (middle school,...
Taking a long, needed break to enjoy life

Taking a long, needed break to enjoy life

Time to step back, take stock and reconsider what to do with the remaining years of my life. Covering the midterm elections in this volatile election year took more out of my psyche than at any other point of such activity in more than half a century of covering...
Three days, four news stories

Three days, four news stories

  Spent the best riding day so far of this 2018 sitting on my ass in Floyd County Circuit Court covering a jury trial of a 51-year-old man accused of sexually molesting a seven-year old girl back in 2010 in a barn along Buffalo Mountain Road. My hopes for a day...
Thoughts as we close out a tough year

Thoughts as we close out a tough year

Quite a weekend: 38th wedding anniversary with Amy on Friday and 70th birthday on Sunday. Time does, indeed, fly. Of course, celebrations took a backseat to assignments and work.  Amy and I hope to finally celebrate both these moments in our lives with seafood and...
Interesting times ahead for the Board of Supervisors

Interesting times ahead for the Board of Supervisors

Only one scheduled meetings for the Floyd County Board of Supervisors for the laast two months of 2017. The board meets Tuesday for its one meeting of November instead of the two meetings (second Tuesday in a day meeting that starts at 8:30 a.m. and the fourth Tuesday...