Remembering the Glass House

Editor’s Note: The following story appeared in the Summer 1990 edition of the FNB Chronicle, published by First National Bank and included as a supplement to the Independent Herald....

Brotherly love: Phillips twins followed one another into law enforcement, then into politics

As Ronnie and Donnie Phillips are having their picture taken, Ronnie doesn’t miss an opportunity to chide his brother. “That will never work,” he says. “You’ve got to smile more.” If...

Buckeye bucks a trend, expands locally

Durable medical equipment providers — or DMEs — are diminishing in number, both locally and nationwide. There used to be three DMEs in Scott County. Now there is just...

‘This community knows how to build trailers’

The next time you’re on a business trip or a family vacation, or even just a quick trip to Knoxville, pay attention to the commercial traffic you’re sharing the...

Horse trail passes site of Big South Fork tragedy

To the average person — unaware of the history of the territory that is now called the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area; just here to visit...

Scott County primes for busy tourism season

With the days growing longer and temperatures warming, it won’t be long until the northern Cumberland Plateau’s tourism season is underway. And local tourism promotors are excited about what...

Project 5,000: An effort to feed a community

The feeding of the multitude is one of the most recognizable and frequently recited of Jesus’s miracles recorded by the authors of the gospels of the New Testament. According...

Summertime sweets: B&B perfects homemade ice cream

For Sandra Sproles, something of a watershed moment occurred earlier this year: she perfected a recipe for nutty-coconut ice cream. That moment — which resulted in a tub of fresh...

Big South Fork’s mysterious Chi Rho

On a rock outcropping overlooking the Big South Fork River east of Oneida is an elaborate carving that at least closely resembles an early Greek symbol of Jesus Christ. But...

A lasting tribute

In some ways, a new bike repair station at the Big South Fork’s Bandy Creek Visitor Center could be considered a lasting tribute to Dennis Cribbet, paid for by...

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