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....

Editorial: Answers deserved on park's orders to close

When the partial shutdown of the federal government began on Oct. 1, all brick-and-mortar facilities within the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area were closed — the...

Editorial: Time for Beltway silliness to end

In a column on this page, longtime newspaperman Jim Zachary opines, “Government belongs to the governed and not the governing.” Rather appropriate, given the current stalemate in our nation’s capital. In...

Oden: The greatest gardening tricks

They jealousy guarded their secrets of growing prize-winning watermelons, my father and his brothers did. From finding the perfect soil mixture of sand and loam to the watering and fertilizer...

Editorial: Lessons to be learned in the strength of a mother

Author Marion C. Garretty once said, “Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” The history books and the social pages are full...

Oden: Barn cats, kittens and the power to hiss

Barn cats. You don’t know where they come from, but suddenly they appear and establish squatters’ rights on an outbuilding. If they are tame, they might become quasi-pets, rubbing...

Editorial: We have tourism, too

The Tennessee Department of Tourism last week sent out an email blast highlighting fall activities in Tennessee. Or, should we say, parts of Tennessee. The fall vacation guide highlighted events in...

Oden: He proved that there is a heaven

To make a point early in this recollection of a fine man and friend, I must confess that religious sects and doctrines have never meant as much to me...

Oden: Coal's future and river economics

Much of the nation’s electricity generation stills comes from coal. Huge amounts of the fossil fuel are needed to light, heat and cool hundreds of millions of American homes...

Editorial: When a tax 'increase' isn't necessarily

As is always the case, the unveiling of the “certified tax rates” for Scott County and its municipalities has create a few misunderstandings regarding the property taxes that land...

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