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‘We had no properties. Now we have properties.’

What began as a quest for new industrial properties more than a year ago has led to the Scott County Industrial Development Board being...

Revisiting the site of a Big South Fork tragedy

There are several culturally-significant sites throughout the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area backcountry that are preserved by the National Park Service....

Christian roots: How Baptists came to be Scott County’s predominant denomination

Editor's Note — This article combines both parts of a two-part series appearing in the Independent Herald's Focus On Religion, exploring how the Baptist...

Scott County in Kentucky? It almost happened

How would you like to live in McCreary County, Ky.? If you're a resident of Scott County, Tenn., you're likely to turn up your nose...

School system honors longtime technology director Mike lay by renaming facility for him

The Scott County Board of Education last week voted to honor the school system's long-time former technology director, Mike Lay, by renaming the technology...

Sisters follow their hearts into unique small business

A little more than six years ago, when she started painting furniture to help ease the stress of her father’s battle with cancer, Gabby...

For small businesses, the Christmas season can be a time of recovery

The coronavirus pandemic has not been unique to Scott County — but it hasn't spared Scott County, either. That means small businesses here, as across...

The home site of one of Big South Fork settlement’s most influential residents

In the lore of Big South Fork’s settlement era, there are a number of names that stand out from amid the homesteaders of the...

Scott dentist develops elaborate Covid-19 safety system

HUNTSVILLE — Walking into the offices of Ellis Family Dentistry is, in some ways, like a scene out of a movie. There is plastic...

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As February ends, Scott County’s covid cases continue to plummet

As February ended on Sunday, Scott County's active coronavirus cases continued to plummet, dropping to the lowest level in nearly five months. There were 32...

State details allegations of wrongdoing by LaFollette mayor

LAFOLLETTE — The TN Comptroller's Office has released the results of an investigation that resulted in the indictment of LaFollette Mayor Michael Ray Stanfield...

Eight valedictorians top Scott High’s graduating class of 2021

Eight valedictorians and two salutatorians top Scott High School's list of top academic students in the 2021 graduating class, principal Melissa Rector announced Sunday. Rector...

More than 3.5 inches of rain fell over the weekend

National Weather Service estimates indicate that Scott County was the bullseye for excessive rainfall during the extremely wet final weekend of February, with more...
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