Gabe Barrett is a former Murray State University student. He graduated from Auburn University in Alabama with his degree in English, where he also played football with the Tigers. Barrett is the author of The College Strategy Guide and The One-Pass College Life. But his latest book is a departure. The novel Walking Against the Windis subtitled "Going Postal in a Zombie Filled World."
Kirksey residents have regained their own post office. This time the post office is at a popular gathering spot in the small farming community. The Kirksey Store is now a new Village Post Office, with the new mailboxes located in the back of the store. The U.S. Postal Service closed its old office in rural Calloway County last April.