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  • CTBI purchases LaFollette First National Corporation

    President and CEO of Community Trust Bancorp Inc., (CTBI) Jean Hale was all smiles last Wednesday about the completed purchase of First National Bank.

    CTBI acquired over 24,000 shares of First National Bank for approximately $16.1 million.

    In a share exchange on Nov. 17, the corporation paid $650 per share, according to Hale.

    LaFollette First National Corporation was immediately merged into CTBI following the share exchange.

  • Two meth labs found, four children removed from homes

    Just three months after being arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, David Sean McKinney was found cooking up the same recipe for jail time as before. Only this time his three children were at the house when he was allegedly making the drug.

    A rusty swing set and bicycles laid on the grass outside 137 Hollow Lane in Caryville. Bottles and chemicals used to make meth were taken from McKinney’s upstairs bedroom. Meth lab components found in the bedroom included a spoon with a white powdery substance and a glass pipe with the same residue

  • Public Records Nov. 25

     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

    Nov. 15 – Nov. 19

     

    Ayers and Campbell, Haskel Hack Ayers Real Estate and Auction, Relda Campbell executrix, Paul Campbell Estate, Relda Campbell TR and Ginger Campell Holdredge TR to Edith Pennycuff, Dist. 3, $3,500.

  • Joint workshop planned in Caryville

    A bevy of representatives are gathering in Caryville for the sake of liquor next Monday. That is for the sake of doing it right.

    These representatives are conducting a workshop to discuss liquor ordinances and procedures to enact those regulations Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.

  • Bradley nabbed on drug charges again

     

  • New Jellico mayor and aldermen take oath Thursday

    An invitation has been extended to the public for the Jellico swearing in ceremony.

    The newly elected officials will fulfill the roles of office immediately following the ceremony at the monthly meeting. The swearing in ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. tonight, Nov. 18. A brief reception will be held before the board meeting at 6:30 p.m.

    Mayor-elect Les Stiers plans on making some appointments during the meeting, but others will be made at a later date.

  • Buffalo Bill

    Living out your dream can have multiple interpretations.

    However, for Bill Kincaid there is only one- walking among his own herd of buffalo.

    On a cool Saturday morning in November, Kincaid and his wife Shawn were feeding the enormous animals. Hauling pellets purchased from the local feed store out to the buffalos in an ATV, the couple looked comfortable among the sizeable mammals. When the blue plastic tub was opened to access the pellets, one of the buffalos moved closer.

    He knew it was feeding time.

  • Documentary will tell ghost stories of Red Ash

    Caryville is haunted­— based on local legend.

    The sounds of invisible trains and glowing eyes are some of the folklore associated with the coal tower and cemeteries of Red Ash.

    While the stories appear to be well known on the Internet and across the country, Haunted Homes and Places owner John Ward is trying to find some truth to the tall tales.

  • Commission approves additional bond for proposed justice center

    After taking a lengthy hiatus from the commission’s agenda, discussion of plans and funding for the proposed justice center were back on the table Monday night.

    That is when commissioners were asked to vote on a $2.6 million bond issue for the proposed facility.

    During the previous commission’s tenure the group voted in favor of issuing an $8.4 million bond for the building that will house additional prisoners as well as courtrooms and office space. However, it was later determined the addition would require more money than first anticipated.

  • Cooper going to jail for theft convictions

    A woman claiming she only wants to help the elderly has been sentenced to jail for six months for pilfering one of her charges.

    On Monday Greta Cooper took the stand at her sentencing hearing in criminal court, something she chose not to do at her trial.

    Attempting to explain the money the jury convicted her of stealing was actually a gift from a friend, Cooper insisted she had done nothing wrong.