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Opinion
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The silver haired skinny guy up front looked like he could be a Greenup County farmer. And he was tall enough to have played basketball in this old gym-turned church that for today was hosting the … more
Robert Snead, Cynthia Jo Billingsby (Kemp) - Nancy Hall Jubilee. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
Carroll County needs to envision and then enact a new economic development plan. It is embarrassing to see the county’s unemployment percentages in the bottom of statewide statistics in May … more
I’m still not one hundred per cent certain about this moon landing thing. And I also realize that fifty years is an extra long time to perpetuate a hoax. But you’ve got to realize, CNN … more
The Polar Bar, owned and operated by Junior and Ruth Owen, was a popular gathering place for young and old alike. Pictured is the building as it looked on their first day of business on March 1, … more
It didn’t take long for this country to celebrate the Fourth of July. In 1777, at Bristol, Rhode Island, thirteen gunshots were fired, once in the morning and again in the evening, to mark the … more
You can’t believe how long I have waited to write this story! Nor can you possibly know how personal and important it is to me. Unless, just maybe, you had a special team growing up that you … more
The University of the South was an all-boys college from 1857 until 1969. The first class of women appeared the following year. If you had known the “Class of ’69” like I … more
As we end the Fiscal Year 2019, the town of Huntingdon reflects back on some of the accomplishments of this year. As mayor and town council, it was our goal through Fiscal Year 2019 to continue … more
Life just got a lot simpler for me. Luke has reached the magic teenage years. I don’t have to worry about what’s cool, hip, “in”, boss, trendy, current or … more
10 YEARS AGO — Carroll County’s first two liquor stores opened in Bruceton, Old Railroad Wine and Spirits and Bruceton Wine and Spirits. Liquor sales were approved in the town via … more
Keco Milling Company, early 1980s. File photo originally published in “A Pictorial History of McKenzie, Tennessee,” by The McKenzie Banner in October 2004. more
I’ve been doing a study on Moonlight Graham and his role in “Field of Dreams”. Burt Lancaster, in his last acting appearance, portrayed Moonlight and he was on screen for just a few … more
10 YEARS AGO — Lynn Watkins was selected as the new director of schools for the McKenzie Special School District. *Construction began on Bethel College’s new state-of-the-art science … more
CHOIR BOYS, 1943 (L to R): Eddie, Jimmy, Ben and Dick Freeman. more
I leaned in close, peering at the grainy black and white pictures of the shaven heads, taunt faces and ultra skinny frames of the just freed Holocaust victims. Tears slid silently across my face. You … more
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