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  • Young and in love; couple to remarry after 30 years

    At 16 years old, Mitch Belew and Robin Wright were in love.

    They got married the same year as the high school prom by forging their birth certificates.

    It was a Saturday on May 27, 1978 when they changed the dates on their birth certificates. The clerk in Jellico noticed the modifications, prompting the young couple straight to Williamsburg, Ky., were they were married.

  • Public Records Jan. 6 , 2010

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

     

     

    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Dec. 27 – Dec. 31

     

    Innovative Reclamation Technologies to Timothy A. Stirling, Dist. 1, $65,000.

    LaFollette Enterprises LP to Ronald A. Williams and Connie S. Williams, Dist. 3, $25,000.

  • Trio allegedly planning break-ins

    Reports from concerned citizens likely prevented some criminal activity last Wednesday.

    According to Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department received citizen reports of a suspicious person in the Carr Wynn Road area.  Deputies Pete Hatfield, Paul Harmon, Cody Chapman, John Wallen and Sgt. Jimmie Jeffries were dispatched to the area to investigate the claims.

  • Morgan arrested for burglary

     

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  • Alleged Shanghai thieves nabbed

     

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    A local marina celebrated the holidays with a Christmas break-in.

  • Four arrested on meth charges

     

  • Federal court says no to Jennings; suit back in circuit court

    After nearly two years of wading through legal channels former LaFollette mayor Cliff Jennings got an answer from federal court in his $1.3 million suit against the city.

    In February 2009 Jennings filed a complaint alleging his pension and health benefits were terminated by the city and those acting on its behalf.  He was not given forewarning of this nor was he allowed to be heard on the matter, the lawsuit said.

  • Burned out headlight leads to arrest

    A simple traffic infraction led to more serious charges for a LaFollette woman last Thursday.

    LaFollette Police Officer Justin Parrott reported observing Sabrina Leann Brown, 22, of 2536 South Highway 25W, traveling west on West Central Avenue with a burned out headlight.

    During the traffic stop Brown informed Parrott she could not roll down her window. After being instructed to open her door Parrott’s report indicates he was allegedly able to see two hypodermic needles in plain view in the driver’s side door panel.

  • Caryville sets the rules for liquor sales

    A lengthy workshop gave way to progress Monday night as the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen hammered out the details of a new liquor ordinance.

    Liquor by the drink and package stores passed in the November 2010 election. After the vote town leaders estimated liquor ordinances would go into effect after January. Items agreed on at the workshop included the number of liquor stores that would be permitted, residency requirements for applicants and an inspection fee percentage.

  • Baird brothers to be honored with Good Scout award

    Outstanding citizens abound in Campbell County.  And while the good deeds of these often unsung heroes are sometimes overshadowed by reports of high crime and other unsettling news the local Boy Scouts organization is doing its part to bring their accomplishments to the forefront.

    On Feb. 1 the Boy Scouts will host the fourth annual Campbell County Good Scout award dinner.

    Following in the footsteps of previous recipients Ed Balloff, Juanita Baird and Col. Tom Stiner the 20011 honorees are six brothers who served their country in times of war.