Katie Pickens graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in English with a focus in creative writing. She covered everything from politics to economic development to crime as a reporter at the Owensboro Times and currently resides as the director of visitor services at Visit Owensboro. Katie loves traveling, spending time in the garden, and Googling things she's curious about into the late hours of the night. She and her husband, Zach, love raising their son, Lincoln, and two cats in Owensboro.
Lake Barkley KY Shares Freaky Photo of a (Very Much Alive) Kinked Up Rat Snake
The common Black Rat Snake uses a defensive "kinking" technique that makes it appear like a twisted branch, or dead. But it's very much alive and well.
Your Guide to the 2022 Kentucky Derby
This is a 2022 Kentucky Derby Guide focused on what to wear, how to bet, where to buy tickets, and which horses are racing.