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  • Ellison reflects on his service

    A small percentage of men and women volunteer to protect the nation in the United States Armed Forces. And Americans enjoy freedoms because of their sacrifices.

    Lieutenant Shayne Ellison, who grew up in Campbell County, spent seven months in Iraq last year.

    “As a veteran, I’ve not seen (it) as bad as others,” Ellison said. “I had God’s blessing that I could come back to my family unharmed.”

    Ellison has a wife, Jennifer, a daughter, Brighton and a son, Eli.

  • Memorial Day events planned

    This weekend marks the beginning of summer. But it is also a time to remember those who have served and given their lives for the United States of America.

    In keeping with that sentiment several area events have been planned.

    On Saturday at 10 a.m. a service will be held in Veteran’s Park in Jellico. Navy Chaplain Joel Crawford will be the guest speaker. Kim Walden, Larry Boles and the Adam Hunley family will provide the music for the event that will also have a presentation of colors and a 21 gun salute.

  • Jellico citizens raise concerns

     Jellico’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen addressed concerns from the citizens at it’s meeting on May 17.

    Jean Moses asked the board to install a water fountain at the skate park.

  • County Commission approves budget amendments

     Monday night the Campbell County Commission approved four budget amendments.

    The commission amended the general capital projects fund to allow the highway department to widen and straighten about 100 feet of Indian River Road along a steep curve. 

  • Commission discusses placing a guardrail on Lawson Lane

     Talk of a potential guardrail on Lawson Lane led to a discussion about parking and county rights of way at Monday night’s commission meeting.

  • Jellico Police Department arrests two for possession of drugs

     On May 16, Jellico K-9 Officer Joe Hopson arrested two people at the Dollar General store for possession of drugs.

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  • Campbell County 911 seeks interlocal agreements with municipalities

     To continue providing direct dispatch at its current growing level, Campbell County 911 will have to share dispatch costs with municipalities.

  • Governor to speak at Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner

     Governor Bill Haslam will visit The Stables for the Campbell County Republican Party’s Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner on May 31.

    “We’re honored that the governor’s taking time out of his busy schedule to come up here,” 36th District State Rep. Dennis Powers said. Powers will be the master of ceremonies for the dinner.

  • Schools prep for graduation services

    Seniors from Jellico High School and Campbell County High School are preparing to graduate this weekend.

    Jellico High School has its ceremony planned at Jellico Church of God Mountain Assembly on Friday at 7 p.m.

    Campbell County High School has its graduation ceremony planned for the first time at the Tex Turner Arena at Lincoln Memorial University at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

    After the Campbell County High School graduating class proceeds into the arena, the audience will remain standing as the CCHS JROTC presents the colors.

  • Grand jury returns indictments on Friday

      The following indictments were returned by the Campbell County Grand Jury on Friday:

    •Michelle Campbell- theft $1,000 - $10,000; false report; simple possession of marijuana; simple possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Christina Bellino- theft $1,000 - $10,000; false report; simple possession of marijuana; simple possession of drug paraphernalia.