Outdoors

Hike of the Week: Colditz Cove

Trail: Northrup Falls Trailhead: Colditz Cove Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 111 ft. Difficulty: Easy Almost as soon as you enter the hemlock forest that shrouds the Big Branch...

Hike of the Week: Bronco Overlook

Trail: Bronco Overlook Trailhead: Stati on Camp Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 282 ft . Difficulty: Easy/Moderate When you think of overlooks in the Big South Fork National River...

Hike of the Week: Buzzard Rock

Trail: Buzzard Rock Trailhead: Unnamed Distance: 1.0 mile Elevation Gain: 260 ft. Difficulty: Easy In this part of the world, the word “buzzard” doesn’t conjure images of majesty or...

Hike of the Week: Sunset Overlook

Trail: Sunset Overlook Trailhead: East Rim Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 167 ft. Difficulty: Easy The Independent Herald’s Twenty Week Hiking Challenge begins this week with a trek to...

The question persists: Is deer meat safe?

As chronic wasting disease continues to spread, more hunters are becoming concerned about the potential dangers posed by venison.

Hunters: Get ready for changes due to CWD

Editor's Note — Chronic wasting disease (CWD) was recently discovered in Tennessee for the first time, bringing...

Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in Tennessee

It had been rumored in Tennessee’s hunting community throughout the day Friday that big news was coming. And, shortly after 8 p.m. Friday evening,...

Tennessee prepares for first ‘velvet hunt

Deer hunters who refer to themselves as “meat hunters” rather than “trophy hunters” have a saying: “You can’t eat horns.”  That may be so, but...

Understanding EHD, the disease impacting deer

Something is killing whitetail deer across the northern Cumberland Plateau. It isn’t poachers or predators. Instead, it’s EHD — Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease. Deer are...

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Scott defeats Kingston on PKs in instant classic to claim No. 1 seed

HUNTSVILLE — Scott High's seniors have never finished short of the District 5-AA championship game. On Tuesday, September 29, it appeared they were taking a...

Soccer: Oneida rolls to 8-1 win over Clinton

CLINTON — Freshman Ali Smith scored a hat trick with three goals, freshman Rory Blevins had two goals, and freshman Haley Flores added two...

IH Sports Minute: Season 2, Episode 13

Talking about Scott High's 35-0 win at Cumberland Gap, with comments from Coach Josh Terry, and Oneida's 7-0 loss at Upperman, with comments from...

19th century surveyors used Scott County’s tallest mountains as their waypoints

Back in 1849, when surveyors charged by the Tennessee General Assembly with carving a new county — named for War of 1812 hero General...
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