Out My Way: Science educator Harold Young was a gentle soul

I sat at my computer Monday trying to recall each teacher I had during my 13 years of K-12 public education.I couldn't.I can name every...

Appalachian Notebook: Storms of dragonflies are meteorological events

Something wonderful happens from time-to-time in parts of Appalachia. It is a natural phenomenon that seems to occur in early fall, when the heat...

Appalachian Notebook: Trendy Appalachian food popularity misses the mark

I’ve been reading in magazines and online about a sudden interest in traditional Appalachian foods and cookery. Seems that urban “foodies” have stumbled across...

Appalachian Notebook: The Evans and a country cooking brand

The name Bob Evans might not carry the same cachet in southern Appalachia that it does in the north, but the chain of country-cooking...

Where has the passion gone?

Things today are quite a bit different than they were even just a few years ago. Not only with technology, but even the way...

‘Why not Scott County?’

By Scott McNamara Editor's Note — The following was submitted by Scott McNamara as a letter to the editor. Although it's hardly typical practice, we...

Appalachian Notebook: Worrying about the new socialists and weak leaders

An old friend and I talked recently about politics. We focused on the state of affairs in Washington, D.C., both of us bemoaning the...

Editorial: It’s time for overhaul of dangerous S.R. 63 intersection

We can't be the first to say it, but let us be next: TDOT, you simply must take action to make the S.R. 63-S.R....

Out My Way: As violence rages, we all must tone it down

In the aftermath of Saturday's slaughter of 20 innocent people inside an El Paso Walmart, it was easy to find news of the killer's...

Appalachian Notebook: An ICU experience — loss, life and a boat

“We need a boat.” This was the premise of extended discussion at our house as spring approached and Karen, my wife, reminded me that she...

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