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  • Kirby arrested for kidnapping

    Jacob Aaron Kirby was charged with kidnapping after allegedly taking his former girlfriend against her will.

    On Jan. 11, Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies worked in conjunction with the Caryville Police Department to make an arrest in the case.

    According to CCSD reports, the victim stated Kirby, 25, of 407 E. Kentucky Ave., forced her into a truck at LaFollette Estates and took her against her will to the Motel 6 in Caryville.

  • Jordan arrested for sleeping at the wheel

    Kenneth Jordan got a trip to jail instead of a milkshake when he fell asleep in the Sonic drive-thru last week.

    On Jan. 14, LaFollette Police Officer Michael Baker was called to the restaurant to investigate reports of a man being passed out in his vehicle that was sitting just feet from the drive-thru window.

    The driver’s window was down and Baker reported reaching through to turn off the ignition. When Kenneth D. Jordan, 29, of 508 W. Walden Street, was awakened he was asked to step outside the car.

  • Arrest made in child rape case; Lamdin out on bond

    After months of investigation a Duff man has been charged with raping a child.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Ricky Jeffers began looking into the case involving Danny Lambdin, 55, of 5273 White Oak Road, Duff, after receiving information a female child had reported Lambdin had been touching her in an inappropriate manner.

    Records indicate School Resource Deputy Meghan Wilson received information that the child was being touched inappropriately by Lambdin and called the 24 hour Department of Children’s Services hotline to report the complaint.

  • Third district seat still open

    The third district commission seat vacated by Melvin Boshears on Dec. 1, 2011 is still vacant.

    And it looks like it may stay that way, at least for now.

    On Tuesday evening the county commission took up the issue in two separate motions but neither managed to garner the eight votes needed to pass.

    Commissioner Johnny Bruce kicked off the topic with a motion to leave the seat open until the August election.

  • Board of Education plans to open two new Alternative Learning Centers

    The Campbell County Board of Education hopes to expand learning opportunities for students as it plans to open two new alternative learning centers next school year.

    The school board is currently preparing to begin renovations at the old East LaFollette School. The city of LaFollette also owns part of the former elementary school, but the wings that previously connected it with the school board’s portion have been torn down.

    “The building is in excellent shape,” Rector Miller, BOE’s building and grounds committee chairman said.

  • Galilee men’s retreat to focus on Godly manliness

     

     

    This weekend, men will gather at Galilee Bible Camp to learn about Biblical masculinity.

    While these men may engage in outdoor activities, the retreat’s main focus is spiritual.

  • Former nursing home employee pleads guilty

       

    By SUSAN SHARP

    sharp@lafollettepress.com

     

    Before agreeing he was guilty of abusing a nursing home patient, Donald R. Nelson appeared hesitant.

    On Tuesday the 63 year old appeared in Campbell County Criminal Court to answer charges he had sexually assaulted a female resident of Cumberland Village Nursing Home. At the time he is alleged to have committed the crimes Nelson was an employee at the facility. He was terminated once the allegations surfaced.

  • Second annual Chillyfest slated for Jan. 21

     Chillyfest is coming to Veterans’ Park in Jellico this Saturday.

    “What I like about this (event) is it’s for our town’s people, our youth, our businesses,” Mayor Les Stiers said. “It’s a celebration where people can come enjoy our park. Good clean fellowship fun.”

  • Jellico women celebrate National Wear Red Day

     On Feb. 3, Jellico women will join many across the nation in wearing red to promote awareness of heart disease.

    “Red is just a symbol of heart disease,” said Doris Stiers, who is helping arrange the event.

  • East LaFollette to open

     

     

    The Youth Basketball League will have its first basketball games in the gym at East LaFollette this weekend. 

    The LaFollette Recreation Department finished renovations Friday.