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  • 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.

  • White says finance director to determine status

    The case came down to one question- who got the say so.

    In August 2008 Chancellor Billy Joe White was asked to settle a dispute regarding what makes for an administrative employee versus a non- administrative employee and who gets to decide the classification.

    At the crux of what differentiates between the groups is money. Administrative personnel are not eligible for overtime. Non- administrative employees are allowed to garner overtime, the court records say.

  • Garner arrested; more charges could follow

    The long arm of the law caught up with Leonard Brandon Garner last week when he had his back turned.

    Sitting on what turned out to be a stolen ATV, Garner was arrested when police approached him without his knowledge. Officers with the sheriff’s office were there to arrest Garner on an outstanding warrant.

    “He had fled from us in the past,” said Campbell County Detective Brandon Elkins. Garner’s history of fleeing is what prompted Elkins to walk into the trailer park where Garner was found.