Local News

  • Chamber of Commerce to host annual pig roast si

    Tonight the chamber will host a night of food, music and fun at its annual community pig roast.

    The chamber has already sold 200 tickets and had 50 commitments to come to the door, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce director E. L. Morton said.

    “The crowd’s building, so is our momentum,” Morton said.

    The pig roast is one of two fundraisers the chamber conducts throughout the year. Morton described it as a chamber team effort with all of the chamber members invited.

  • Elk Valley Elementary School basketball program hosts turkey shoot

     In efforts to raise funds, Elk Valley Elementary School’s basketball program will host a turkey shoot on Nov. 5.

    Louie Vaughn and his wife Melinda are coaching the team for the first time. They are trying to earn money to cover various expenses including travel arrangements.

    “We’ve had a good start for pooling money,” said Kelly Minton, who has a daughter on the team. “Money makes it go around I suppose.”

    The team’s fundraising efforts include a volleyball tournament held on Oct. 15.

  • Jellico Utilities accepts bid for CDBG

     Jellico Electric and Water System has begun work on the Oswego tank and sewer rehabilitation projects using grant money.

    The system had hired Gary McGill of McGill and Associates for the engineering and financial planning for the projects. At the regular scheduled meeting on Oct. 11, McGill requested getting an early start on the projects in order to finish before cold weather set in. The Jellico Utility Board approved accepting bids between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and awarding the contracts at a special called meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20.

  • Kitts to serve nine years in prison

    With an agreement that nine years would be sufficient time for Joe Ted Kitts’ crimes, the only question left was how to serve it?

    In August Kitts plead guilty to aggravated burglary, theft over $60,000, criminal simulation, possession of meth and oxycontin for resale and possession of weapon in the commission of a dangerous felony.

  • LaFollette City Council looks to repair roofs

     At Monday’s workshop, the LaFollette City Council had roofs on its mind.

  • Jellico women collect coats for less fortunate

     As cold weather begins to set in, Doris Stiers, Sandy Bowlin and Sue Leach are gathering coats to help people keep warm. They call this program Coats for the Cold.

    “I think it’s just a small thing that we can do to help other people,” Stiers said.

  • Albert Kidwell joins the Caryville Police Department

     Albert Kidwell is excited about joining the Caryville Police Department.

    “I love it,” Kidwell said. “So far, it’s a very good department to work for.”

  • New hospital administrator hopes to serve community

     LaFollette Medical Center’s new CEO Mark Cain sees himself as a servant leader. His hope is to diminish the need for people to leave Campbell County for medical care.

  • Meth lab found during domestic call

    A domestic situation led to the discovery of a meth lab on Claiborne Road.

    LaFollette Police Officers Joe Brown and James Farmer responded to a domestic complaint allegedly related to a meth lab at 103 Claiborne Road, Apt. 115 on Oct. 23.

    While at the home officers asked James Daniel Carroll, 34, and Judy Bohrer, 33, both of 103 Claiborne Road, Apt. 115, if there was a meth lab inside.

  • Shepherd’s Home hosts annual celebration banquet

     On Nov. 8, the Shepherd’s Home will host its second annual celebration banquet.

    The Shepherd’s Home is a non-profit ministry supported by a variety of community churches and some individuals.