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Local News

  • Fireworks show cancelled

    The annual July 4th fireworks show hosted by the city of LaFollette has been cancelled.

    Citing dry weather city officials said the celebration would not take place on Tuesday night as planned. A new date hasn't been announced.

  • Fuel leak shuts down Twin Cove

    A possible fuel leak of an undisclosed origin has shut down operations at Twin Cove Marina in Caryville.

    Currently local fire crews and the EPA are at the marina looking for the source of the leak. Travelers who arrived today looking for a long holiday have been sidelined as crews work to determine what happened.

    For all the details read next week's LaFollette Press.

  • County leadership interns train in professional setting

     This summer, Campbell County teenagers are receiving leadership training in local government offices.

    The Campbell County Government Leadership Intern Program has provided leadership training to local students for about 16 years.

  • LUB approves contract with Powell Valley Electric

     Monday night, the LaFollette Utilities Board approved two interconnection agreements with Powell Valley Cooperative.

    The board approved $700,000 to fund about seven miles of line work. The other agreement funds $367,000 for substation modification and lightning protection at the substation in Harrogate.

  • Members of the 4-H Robotics club designs robots

     Designing and programming robots is a concept usually associated with science fiction stories. But it is happening in Campbell County. And the programmers aren’t mad scientists with unquenchable ambition, but grade school students participating in 4-H.

  • Sewing gives students outlets for exploring creativity

     Students participating in the 4-H Clothing and Textiles Club are probing the depths of their imagination with a thread and needle.

  • LaFollette moves forward with street paving

     LaFollette has paved parts of various streets with money from the capital outlay note, and is awaiting approval to use Surface Transportation Money for future projects.

  • JPD arrests woman for burglary

     Last Thursday, Jellico Police arrested a woman for burglary.

  • Kirby asking court to review case

    Looking much thinner and visibly fidgeting Miranda Crystal Kirby appeared in Campbell County Criminal Court Monday.

    After exhausting the appeal process she was back in the court where she had been found guilty of first-degree murder and robbery. She was asking the judge to reexamine her case.

    At press time Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton had taken the case under advisement.

    Kirby’s crimes occurred in 2006, according to court records.

    They involved killing Jonathan Pierce and taking the cash that was in his wallet.

  • Jellico board workshop seeks further budget cuts

    Jellico Aldermen Alvin Evans, Pam Carbaugh, Tommy Bowlin, Charles Vermillion and Mayor Les Stiers met Tuesday night to brainstorm ways to cover a $250,000 budget shortfall after the 2012-12 budget failed to pass at its first reading on June 21.

    “I’m gonna go on record as saying that this budget is out of whack,” said Evans. “And I’ll be the first to say, ‘Congratulations I don’t know what I’m talking about.’ Then again, I don’t know where we’re gonna get any money. I don’t have a clue. Not one.”