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The Independent From Kentucky: John Sherman Cooper

The Independent From Kentucky: John Sherman Cooper

  By Ray Hill   John Sherman Cooper was one of the most enduring and popular public figures in Kentucky in the post World War II era and he was,…

Fulton spoils Old Man Winter’s shutout bid

Fulton spoils Old Man Winter’s shutout bid

By Steve Williams The calendar may have said “spring break,” but Old Man Winter wasn’t ready to be benched last week. He could go another inning or two. As a…

Senator Ross Bass Part 2

Senator Ross Bass Part 2

By Ray Hill Congressman Ross Bass and Governor Frank Clement were fighting a close race for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate in 1964 to complete the remaining…

Quislings

By Dr. Jim Ferguson Groucho Marx once quipped, “These are my principles; and if you don’t like these, I have others.”  I started thinking about this old joke as I…

Momentum in Tennessee’s Favor?

By Alex Norman Ever since the start of the 2008 season, the positive moments have been few and far between for the Tennessee football program. They are on their fourth…

State title total for Knoxville in TSSAA basketball remains 13

By Steve Williams Hopes are high when teams make it to the TSSAA state basketball tournament in pursuit of a championship, but the odds for striking gold are low. Teams…

Hoppin’ into Easter

By Ralphine Major A few years ago, our big, black Labrador dog, Buddy, came up the driveway with something in his mouth.  He walked to the edge of the carport…

Waiting for their return

By Joe Rector One of my Facebook friends posted a rather sad message the other day. He lamented the relationship with his growing daughter and longed for the years before…

Focus on the Law: Chapter 7 Bankruptcy (Pt2)

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a trustee is selected in each case.  The trustee is often an attorney in private practice but he or she…

Senator Ross Bass

Senator Ross Bass

By Ray Hill Few Tennesseans today remember Ross Bass who served the Volunteer State in Congress for a decade, as well as a brief term in the United States Senate. …