“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 24th Annual Grinders Switch Music & Arts Festival will be held Septemer 10th from 10am until 11pm. We typically have approximately 2,500 attend the festival yearly. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please download the registration paperwork below and send it to the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce. If you have questions please call us at (931) 729-5300.