Early hunters found an abundance of wildlife in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.
The wild buffalo and elk were over hunted and practically disappeared although elk are being replenished in certain areas. Bears are also being seen more frequently in recent years. Conservation efforts have resulted in a good number of deer. The fearsome panther and wildcat are seldom seen as they are very private, staying away from settled areas. Continue reading Wildlife and rabies
“We are thrilled to announce the 2018 Levitt AMP Grant Awards winners. Each made a compelling case for how the Levitt AMP Music Series will create vibrancy in a public space and strengthen the social and economic fibers of their communities,” says Sharon Continue reading More Free Live Music in Old Town on Friday Nights
Cas Walker was unique and a success
Tom Walker shot the father of the Lane brothers resulting in his leg being amputated. Lane’s boys decided to take it out on Tom’s son, Cas Walker. The elder Walker wanted Cas to go to Kentucky and work, fearing brothers Cas and Pink Lane would kill him if he remained home in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.
Cas had five brothers and seven sisters but if that wasn’t enough his father found a little boy crying on a country road some twenty-five years earlier. Bill Free, the young lad of five or six years old, was taken in and raised like a son. Years later Bill would get a job with Champion Pulp & Fibre Company in North Carolina and help young Cas Walker get a job there too. Continue reading Cas Walker was unique and a success