Garrett: Stay out! This is my room!

If twins are supposed to share some sort of special sibling bond, mine apparently didn’t get the memo. My son has a heart approximately the size of Texas, but prefers...

Our View: ATV enforcement deserves scrutiny, underscores need for compromise

Last week’s story on page A1, “THP crackdown: Safe streets or hampered tourism?”, generated quite a bit of response. Some of it was positive, some negative, but one thing...

Sound Off: Was hospital move the right one?

Do you agree or disagree with Scott County Commission's refusal to remove a two-year clause regarding the local hospital from its asset purchase agreement with S.M. Promen? Independent Herald readers...

Editorial: No such thing as 'too safe' in schools

Multiple studies have suggested that almost half of middle school students — the age group where bullying is most likely to be prevalent — are bullied at school. Yet, according...

Oden: Rural cemeteries tell sad, happy tales of past lives

One of my pastimes is exploring old rural cemeteries. Not a morbid preoccupation, this hobby is a way to open windows of history into family and community. In this...

Oden: Towboats help push commerce on waterways

Onboard the AEP Mariner: We are not alone on this stretch of the Ohio River in Appalachia. Winter has, for the most part, kept recreational boaters and jet-ski riders indoors....

Oden: The last days of Good Dog

The last days of the best dog ever in our family were full of happiness but pain and fear, too. Mason Leviticus Oden, the lab-shepherd mix, was a 13-year-old,...

Fighting fracking, promoting poverty

Unable to persuade legislators to ban fracking on the federal or state levels, environmentalists are now waging their war on fracking one locality at a time. In June, they won...

Oden: Appalachian iron made wood-burning cook stoves

My promise to Linda Britt was to find out something about her old wood-burning kitchen stove. We sat in her sunroom on a winter’s day, admiring the vintage Foster...

Letter: Manager's salary overstated

Editor: During the March 21 meeting of the Oneida City Council concerning restructuring the Water and Sewer Department, the issue of savings realized by the change became an important issue...

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