Yearly Archives: 2017

Ahh-CHOOOOO !

Cold and flu season’s here. These days a quick trip down to the local Walmart will arm the grippe sufferer with every pharmaceutical weapon imaginable. But in 1937 Sam Walton, age 19, was still 25 years away from opening his first Walmart store. Aspirin tablets had already been around since 1915, but there were still […]

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The Legend of Ruling Days

Please welcome Timothy W. Hooker. The Cleveland, TN based author and teacher has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis. He’s taught composition, creative writing, and literature at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Cleveland State Community College, and Lee University. Hooker has published ‘Duncan Hambeth,’ ‘Looking for a City,’ ‘Rocket Man,’ and […]

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Blue Moon of Kentucky, keep on shining

Well, it’s almost a new year, and depending on your definition, there will either be two blue moons in it, or none. Using the Farmers’ Almanac definition of blue moon (meaning the third full moon in a season of four full moons), the next blue moon won’t occur till May 18, 2019. But if you consider […]

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30th Anniversary Screening of the Movie “Matewan”

The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum is celebrating the end of another successful year. In 2017, more than 2,000 people saw exhibits on company town life, the dangers of mining, the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek Strike, and the Battle of Blair Mountain. Since its 2015 opening, the museum has added a Miners’ Memorial Exhibit, hosted historians, […]

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