Wednesday, June 12, 2002

From the Johnson City Press:

With his long hair, white T-shirt and denim overalls, Richard Weatherly looks the part of a backwoods bootlegger. But as this East Tennessee native describes his mission to save the region’s intoxicating culture, he sounds more like an activist than distiller.

“What we’re trying to do is protect part of the heritage of this region,” Weatherly said Tuesday while talking about his move to legalize moonshining in Washington County.

Good to know there are people concerned about rural Tennessee's cultural treasures.