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  • Marina owners concerned about new fee structure

    Marina owners are concerned about how the Tennessee Valley Authority’s new fee structure for public land use will impact Norris Lake’s economy.

    “On the whole, TVA is extracting up to $1 million from the Norris Lake economy,” said E. L. Morton, director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, in reference to the new fee structure’s impact. Morton believes the new structure will have a statewide impact of about $20 million.

  • Early voting has begun

    In the wake of the second presidential debate, Campbell County residents began to make their choices as early voting began yesterday.

    In order to participate in this election, voters had to register by Oct. 8. There has been a rush to register, because of the amount of people who want to participate in the election.

    “We’ve been almost as busy sending out new voter registration forms as we were in the redistricting process,” Campbell County Administrator of Election Ann Ayers-Colvin.

  • Hit and run leaves one dead; investigation opened

    Police are investigating a possible hit and run fatality that occurred Tuesday night.

    Just after 11 p.m. Terenia D. Grubbs, of Middlesboro, Ky., was crossing Highway 25W in Jacksboro when she was struck by a vehicle. It was believed at that time the vehicle was a white pick up truck. Reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol indicate the vehicle fled the scene.

    Grubbs was later pronounced dead. She had allegedly been drinking, the THP report said.

  • Caryville's candidates for mayor answer questions

     Duties of the mayor:

    A. The Mayor:

    1. Shall be chief executive officer of the municipality and shall preside at meetings of the board;

    2. Shall communicate any information needed, and recommend measures the mayor deems expedient to the board;

  • Grand jury returns indictments

     Campbell County Grand Jury returns indictments

    The Campbell County Grand Jury returned the following indictments last week:

    Daryl Overbay- promotion of meth manufacture, unlawfully entering quarantined property, felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

    James Tyler Tomblin-  burglary, theft under $500.

    James Tyler Tomblin- aggravated burglary, theft $1,000 - $10,000.

    James Tyler Tomblin- aggravated burglary, theft under $500.

  • Public Records for the week of Oct. 18, 2012

     Records.

    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

    OCT. 8 – OCT. 12

    Michael W. Leach to Patricia Branam and Michael W. Leach, Dist. 1, $20,000.

    Willard Bolton and Elsie Bolton to Dewey W. Nunn, Dist. 4, $15,000.

    Victoria Purdy Edwards and Victoria Purdy to Brenda S. Ward, Dist. 3, $79,800.

    Curtis Buddy Yeary to Kove Properties LLC., Dist. 2, $84,000.

  • LaFollette City Council accepts bids for roofing projects

    The LaFollette City Council reconvened Tuesday night to accept bids for three roofing projects.
    These projects will repair the roofs at fire hall three, West LaFollette Community Center and East LaFollette Community Center.
    H Group Construction had the lowest bid, $31,800, for the fire hall three project. Dixie Roofing had the low bid, $148,970, for the East LaFollette Community Center project, and the low bid, $169,284, for the West LaFollette Community Center project.

  • Program offers aid to elderly

    The Elderly Home Repair Assistance Program is offering aid to older homeowners in Campbell County.
    The purpose of the program is to repair homes for elderly homeowners so they can continue living in them.
    In their service area, ADFAC helps about 17 people every year with the Elderly Home Assistance program. The program has been operating for about three years.
    This year, $30,000 was received for the Elderly Home Repair Assistance Program, said Cindy Ross, from Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties.

  • Commission hears proposal for private ads on county land

    At Monday’s county commission workshop, businessman Fred Cole spoke to the county commission about opening county land to private sector advertising.
    This proposal is a way for the county to generate revenue without a tax increase, Cole said.
    “I think we’re leaving money on the table we could be bringing in,” Cole said.
    Some of the commissioners, such as commissioner Steve Rutherford, expressed concern over the possibility the county would have to let anybody advertise on its property.

  • Elk Valley house fire initially reported as plane crash

    Reports of a plane crash led law enforcement and emergency responders to Elk Valley Sunday night. While there was a house fire and car accident, the investigation found no evidence of a plane crash.
    “We had two calls (stating) that a plane had gone down,” Campbell County E911 Director Charlie Hutson said. “They (the callers) thought it was a plane crash. They evidently saw something, I don’t know what they saw.”