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  • Catch a glimpse of Santa this weekend

    Campbell Countians are pulling on their hats and mittens this weekend to kick start the holiday season with a variety of events.

    From nativity scenes to Christmas parades, people should be filled with the Christmas spirit from one side of the county to the other.

    On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3, 4 the Jellico Church of God has invited the public to enjoy hot chocolate and view a live nativity scene. Located on Florence Avenue, the event will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • LaFollette Council to set times for Sunday beer sales

    With a mix of old and new members seated at the table, the LaFollette City Council began looking to the future on Monday evening.

    City attorney Reid Troutman told the council one item was looming that would require action. With the town of Caryville voting to allow liquor sales, beer sales on Sunday would now be open throughout the county. LaFollette’s only decision will be to establish a start time for the sales, Troutman said. He told the council that at next week’s meeting, more information would be available for discussion.

  • Disabled child assaulted, two face charges

     

    A mother and her boyfriend are facing charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect.

    The youngest of Maria C. Higgins children was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center on Saturday because of injuries Higgins allegedly caused. The father’s sister observed severe bruising on the four-year-old girl’s body, according to the report.

    Caryville Lt. Stephanie Smith responded to the emergency room along with the Department of Children’s Services.

  • New Jellico Mayor and Aldermen get down to business

    With standing room only in the boardroom, Mayor Les Stiers announced his excitement to help lead Jellico in a new direction.

    “This is a new beginning in Jellico and we have a new council,” said Stiers to the crowded room of Jellico citizens. “We have a lot of work to do, but the main thing is we are ready to get to work and I would like to call this meeting to order.”

    A long pause was given for citizen grievances. But the people in the audience were silent, waiting for the meeting to resume.

  • Jellico CEO resigns

    David Butler has accomplished many things in the past eight years with Jellico Community Hospital. That is why his resignation is a sad event for the Jellico community.

    Amidst his responsibilities as CEO, Butler was able to launch an aggressive outpatient strategy in the neighboring community of Williamsburg, Ky. He has implemented an updated computer system and helped build a functioning vascular program, said Executive Director of Business Development for Jellico Community Hospital Jason Dunkel.

  • Jail project hits another snag

    Just days after voting to approve a supplemental $2.6 million bond issue that would provide additional funding for the proposed justice center it seems the project has hit another roadblock.

    On Nov. 18 Jeff Marlow, finance director sent a letter to County Mayor William Baird outlining the situation.

  • Toy’s for Tots applications available on Dec. 4

     

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    The holidays are here. 

  • Jury says ‘not guilty’ in murder case

    With his brother sitting behind bars, Russell Pack is a free man.

    Both men were charged with the murder of Jayne Love in 2008. Earlier this year, Phillip Pack was convicted of second-degree murder in connection with Love’s death. As his verdict was read, he openly wept.

    But last Thursday brought another version of events for the older of the Pack brothers.

    In a trial that lasted less than a day, Russell Pack was found not guilty of second-degree murder and the lesser included offense of facilitation of second-degree murder.

  • Stores and shoppers gear up for Black Friday sales

    Before the turkey has even had time to digest shoppers will be gearing up to hit the stores for what retailers hope will be the biggest shopping day of the year.

    In fact, stores like Walmart won’t even miss a beat between the end of Thanksgiving Day and the beginning of the Black Friday shopping marathon.

    According to staff at the Jacksboro Walmart, the store will be offering special sale prices on select items.

  • Parades and park events planned for December

       

    With Thanksgiving meals on the mind this week, many people are already planning holiday events for the first week in December.

    Among the holiday plans are several Christmas parades for the season. And two park events are being planned for an evening of worry-free fun.