Introducing tithing to Scott County churches

Editor’s Note — Tithing is commonplace in today's churches, as are salaries for church pastors. But circa World War II, tithing was uncommon in Scott County churches and paid...

Forgotten Times: Glenmary evacuated after train wreck

Editor’s Note — The following article is reprinted from the Independent Herald’s November 24, 1979 edition. GLENMARY — “I thought a bomb had hit,” said Dimple Shoopman, as she gathered...

Unwanted fat? Sculpt it away

When losing weight isn’t enough, body sculpting might be an option. That’s the premise behind Coolsculpting, an innovative way to reduce fat without invasive treatments or surgery that has recently...

SAI poised for compressed natural gas movement

HUNTSVILLE — When gasoline prices soared as America struggled to recover from economic recession a few years ago, Larry West and Scott Appalachian Industries knew of a viable alternative. West,...

Remembering Scott’s defiant independence

As America celebrates its independence this week, thousands of Scott Countians will gather in downtown Huntsville to mark the occasion at the Firemen’s Fourth Festival. And it was here,...

Buzzard Rock is renowned Kentucky overlook

Just like that, the rain stopped and the sun appeared. The Independence Day weekend was ending on a wet note; thunderstorms had been the story of the day across the...

Five hiking trails that are perfect for summer

As we enter summer’s infamous “dog days,” there may be few thing more miserable than a hiking trail in the mid-afternoon heat, complete with ticks, chiggers and 95 percent...

Remembering early 20th century logging days

Editor’s Note — Following is a third excerpt from an interview of Kenneth Payne, conducted by Anne Malanka as part of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation...

The continuing story of ‘The Mountain Preacher’

Editor’s Note — This is the second segment of an autobiography of Rev. Hobert L. Wright, recorded on audio cassette tape shortly before his death. Born into poverty in...

Life on the river

“Now, all is quiet in, and around Parch Corn, except the noise of the river, the stamping of the buck or a chant from some distant point, of an...

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