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...

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...

Coming Home: Anthony Smith to perform local concert

Scott County native Anthony Smith is returning to his roots this week, jump-starting the Memorial Day holiday weekend with an acoustic concert in Oneida...

Family, customer service guide Baby J’s

For Wayne King and his three children — Tara, Corey and Caleb — things have come full circle, so to speak.All three of the...

Nearly 10,000 bibles later, ‘The Bible People’ are still going strong

What started with the purchase of 50 bibles has turned into a domestic missionary effort that has resulted in the distribution of nearly 10,000...

O&W Cafe: Oneida’s niche restaurant

When Randy Schork and Brittany Boswell decided to leave the ski resort scene in Colorado and head back to the East Coast, they weren’t...

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...

Forgotten Times: The rise of Oneida’s prosperous motel

On Page A1 of the Feb. 9, 2017 edition of the Independent Herald, a story recounted the frequent police presence at the Oneida Family...

Collaborative effort will save O&W Bridge

“We all have to realize that this bridge could wind up being closed. And if it’s deemed unsafe, we may never get it back.”Those...

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