“Cookin’ in Keg County” includes hundreds of pages of recipes – including one for moonshine, and a set of stories about the importance of “white lightning” to families here in early part of the 20th Century. The 300-page cookbook was compiled by the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce, which is selling it for $12 at its office on the Public Square in Centerville. The moonshine stories come from interviews with James Hassell, Junior Bates and John T. Givens, whose families were involved with the backwoods industry during a time when living off the land was the only work available for many folks. The cookbook’s cover, designed by artist Dodie Lovett, depicts a scene at a still.
The 19th Annual Law & Safety Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce will be held February 23rd at the Fairfield Church of Christ Fellowship Hall beginning at 6pm. Individuals from thirteen different agencies within Hickman County will be selected by their peers to receive recognition and an award plaque for outstanding service to their departments and their community. This is an excellent opportunity to give special recognition to law enforcement and emergency services personnel and the event also gives citizens the opportunity to acquaint themselves with local Judiciary. To RSVP or sponsor the event call Mandy at (931) 729-5300.