The Beautique: ‘Out-of-county services at in-county prices’

Kellie Walker didn’t set out to open a tanning salon. But once Walker — who, along with her husband, Dustin, owns The Beautique Tanning &...

Presbyterian congregation dates back to 1880

By the 1880s, formal religion was becoming well-established in Scott County. The settlers who were transforming this remote, rugged terrain into small, loosely-connected communities...

Changing lives, building a community

By changing lives at a young age, you can change a community. That’s what the S.T.A.N.D. Coalition has come to realize. It’s what the...

It’s simple: Colonoscopies save lives

The statistics are somewhat grim: Colorectal cancer is one of America’s leading cancers. It is estimated that there will be more than 135,000 new...

A hike into No Business is a hike into history

There are few places on the Cumberland Plateau more rugged or remote than the No Business valley west of the Big South Fork River.Located...

The Old Home Place

Editor’s Note: The following is taken from the “West Family History Records,” compiled by Kathleen West Robbins. This excerpt first appeared in the Independent...

Deep-rooted Cecil ministry found a home at Helenwood Baptist Church

Editor’s Note — In recent months, “Focus On: Religion” has profiled the early days of some of Scott County’s oldest churches, including First Baptist...

Heart attacks can affect younger people, too

Heart attacks are increasingly occurring among younger Americans, primarily because the conditions that increase the risk for heart attacks are appearing...

Boys & Girls Club is serving more Scott County youth than ever

Youth at the Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau build a Lego replica of the club.

Big South Fork was site of America’s ‘first commercial oil well’

The Big South Fork River, pictured from the site of the Beaty Well and looking downstream towards Bear Creek in southern...
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