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...

Without a hitch

Smooth. That’s the first word that comes to mind in the student drop-off line at the Oneida Middle School/High School complex Friday morning. It’s 7:45 a.m.,...

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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...

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...

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...

Huntsville: Jesse James’ Cumberlands hideaway

As much as everyone loves a good story, and as much as those stories — at least, the most salacious ones — tend to...

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...

TN Ready: Some improvements, some declines

NASHVILLE — Results from last spring’s beleaguered TN Ready assessment are in, showing mixed results for students in Scott County. Although the Tennessee Department of...

Mining and ministering

Editor’s Note — This story, the fourth and final in a series on "The Mountain Preacher" to paint a picture of what life was...

A parent’s worst nightmare

Justin Cowen had an insatiable love for sports. It didn’t matter which sport, he just liked sports in general. His favorite football team was...

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