Sound Off: New cars for Sheriff's Department?

Should a spending freeze by Scott County include a halt on new car purchases for the Scott County Sheriff's Department? Our readers sound off: They...

Garrett: Our guests realize what we’ve got

Over the next several days, several thousand visitors will stream into Scott County for the holiday weekend. They’ll come from Indiana and Ohio, Georgia and...

Oden: Respect for funeral processions and state law

The uniformed soldier stood tall and proud in the rain beside his private vehicle, rigid right hand held steadily to his U.S. Army BDU...

Oden: Why I just can't watch Honey Boo Boo

First, a confession: My wife and I don’t watch much television. We are readers. I polish off four to six books a week, plus...

Garrett: Campfires, katydids and world peace

I imagine the woods were a lonely place for prehistoric humankind who had yet to discover what happens when you touch a butane lighter...

Oden: Degree of 'redneckedness' makes us one big happy human family

What makes a redneck? The much maligned socio-economic stereotype is much more complex than urban -- and those who profess to be “urbane” --...

Garrett: Website changes will benefit all

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } Understandably, a few readers were miffed by the Independent Herald’s decision to begin requiring customers be paid subscribers for...

Oden: Gator-gate was highlight of reporter's career

The other day, I found myself wondering what happened to the Tennessee River gators during this past winter: one of the coldest in several...

Garrett: Missing the spirit of September 11

Earlier this year, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called on supporters to “push back” against anyone associated with President Donald Trump. If you see these...

Garrett: Technology makes vacationing possible

When I first became affiliated with the Independent Herald by writing a weekly outdoors column — a lifetime ago at the tender age of...
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