Outdoors

Hike of the Week: Hazard Cave

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 179 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Pickett State Park Features: Geology Last week, the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge headed west to Pogue Creek Canyon State...

Hike of the Week: Pogue Creek Canyon

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 443 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Black House Mtn. Features: Geology As the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge nears its end, we’re visiting Pogue Creek Canyon...

Hike of the Week: Sgt. Alvin C. York

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 49 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: York Historic Park Features: History None of the trails featured as part of the Twenty Week Hiking Challenge have...

Hike of the Week: Maude’s Crack and No Business

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 675 ft. Difficulty: Difficult Trailhead: Terry Cemetery Features: Geology, history Minnie “Maude” Roysden must have felt like she had discovered a gold mine the...

TWRA begins accepting applications for elk quota hunt on North Cumberland WMA

If you've dreamed of hunting elk right in your own back yard, you have an opportunity to apply for a chance to do so. The...

Hike of the Week: Gentlemen’s Swimming Hole

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevatin Gain: 240 ft. Difficulty: Moderate Trailhead: Rugby Features: River There are no ifs, ands or buts about it: Summer is here. Sweltering temperatures and high humidity...

Hike of the Week: John Muir Overlook

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 361 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Chestnut Ridge Features: Overlook One of the main attractions of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area...

Hike of the Week: Princess Falls

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 95 ft. Difficulty: Easy Trailhead: Yamacraw Features: Waterfall Unfortunately, we've reached the end of the waterfall season in this part of the world. With...

Hike of the Week: Needle’s Eye (Hole in the Ridge)

Distance: Varies Elevation Gain: Varies Difficulty: Varies Trailhead: O&W or Hurricane Ridge Features: Geology, overlook, waterfall If you were asked to pick the most spectacular geological feature in the...

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David Dewayne Foster departed this life on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. He was 41. Life: Born July...

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In a visit to Scott County on Thursday, State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, applauded the state’s commitments to mental health, broadband expansion and volunteer...
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