Scott Appalachian Industries

April 24, 2017

Looking for help?  Scott Appalachian Industries (SAI) cares about an individuals special needs.  They employ scores of trained care professionals who serve individuals with challenging, long-term health concerns, and they have many other services to offer.  [ Read More ]

Local Flooding Creating Havoc for Motorists

April 23, 2017

Road Conditions – 5:30 am 4/24/17 U.S. 27 (Glenmary) – CLOSED. Both lanes are currently blocked south of Wolf Creek Rd. Paint Rock Rd (SR456) – Northbound side CLOSED about 0.5 miles east of Oneida City Limits, as the road surface has broken away and slid into the creek. Paint Rock Rd (SR456) – Northbound side CLOSED south of Mine Rock Rd. Expected to be blocked until 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on 4/28. Expect delays! Baird Hollow Rd – CLOSED Sugar Grove Rd – CLOSED near the intersection of Lower Rock House Rd Low Gap Rd – CLOSED Road surface washed away in the 2200 block Grassy Knob Rd – ROCK SLIDE obstructing the road Wolf Creek Rd – CLOSED (possibly for several days) Road surface and culvert washed out Concord Rd @ Underpass – CLOSED Road surface washed away Church Sexton Rd – CLOSED O and W Road – CLOSED (near BSF NRRA) Saw Mill Rd. – CLOSED River Rd. CLOSED Black Creek Rd. – CLOSED at Ben Smith Rd. Nydek Rd. – CLOSED Stanley Creek Rd. – CLOSED West Creek Rd. – OPEN but partially blocked Smith Creek Rd. – OPEN Ditney Trail – OPEN Tunnel Hill Rd – OPEN Jeffers Rd (Huntsville) – OPEN Huntsville Hill Rd – OPEN Winona Rd – OPEN Cordell Rd – OPEN Buffalo Rd (Oneida) – OPEN   EARLIER STORY UPDATED: 4/23/17 @ 6:00 p.m. (EDT) Feature Image Provided by Nancy Duncan Chambers Oneida, TN (3014-04-23) As rainfall continues to taper off, road conditions are improving in some areas, but many roads remain water logged and impassable.  Motorists are advised to avoid travel overnight, as rapidly moving water across roadways and isolated ponds of water will continue to persist. [ Read More ]

Ranger-led Wildflower Hike, Saturday, April 29

April 23, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-23) In celebration of the 17th Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival, join a park ranger for a ranger-led hike while learning about Big South Fork’s local wildflowers, plant communities, and forest ecology.  The up to two-hour hike starts promptly at 11:00 a.m. (ET) on Saturday, April 29, at the gazebo near Leatherwood Ford. [ Read More ]

Big South Fork Announces Spring Planting and Music Festival Line Up

April 23, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-23) The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 29, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m. (ET).  A diverse range of the region’s most talented live music acts are currently scheduled to perform.  Musical genres represented are to include bluegrass, traditional Appalachian, singer-songwriter, Americana and a flute circle. [ Read More ]

17th Annual Big South Fork Spring Planting and Music Festival, April 29

April 23, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-23)  Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be hosting the 17th annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 29, near the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.  The festival celebrates the coming of spring and the Appalachian way of life that has been such an important part of the history of the Big South Fork area. [ Read More ]

McCreary County Library: Reading Ranger Program on April 29

April 23, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-23)  Park rangers from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will read children’s books about wildflowers and waterfalls and then lead families on a wildflower hike at Yahoo Falls on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Story time will begin at 10:30 a.m. (ET) at the historic Yahoo Falls picnic shelter followed by a hike on the Yahoo Falls Loop trail.  Yahoo Falls is Kentucky’s tallest waterfall and flows into the Big South Fork River. [ Read More ]

Birding Walk at Big South Fork, Saturday, April 29

April 23, 2017

Oneida, TN (2017-04-23) In celebration of the 17th Annual Spring Planting & Music Festival, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area announces a birding walk with Dr. Charles P. Nicholson on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Participants will meet at the Bandy Creek Swimming Pool parking lot at 8:00 a.m. (E.T.). [ Read More ]

RAM Clinic

April 21, 2017

The RAM Clinic sponsored by the Morgan-Scott Project will be handled by appointments only.  The clinic will be held Saturday, April 29th.  They have reached the limit for patients to be seen by dental and eye doctors.  If you would like to be on the waiting list in case another dentist or optometrist comes on board you may call 965-3131, but please do not be in the parking lot at midnight waiting for a ticket.  Thank you and they are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Tennessee Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1 Percent

April 21, 2017

Nashville, TN (2017-04-20) Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) Commissioner Burns Phillips has announced the preliminary unemployment rate for March was 5.1 percent, positively shifting from February’s revised rate of 5.3 percent. The reduction matched the U.S. preliminary rate’s decline of two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.5 percent. [ Read More ]

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