Local News

  • Tip leads to meth lab discovery

    The Campbell County Sheriff’s Department continued to make headway in the fight against meth with an arrest last Friday.

    Detective Lt. Brandon Elkins, Detective Sgt. John Long and Deputies Cody Chapman and David Wormsley went to 258 Hatmaker Lane to follow up on a tip.

    After receiving consent to search the area the officers found a “one pot” meth lab in a shed.

  • Jellico will host a workshop next Thursday

     Members of the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance will host a workshop emphasizing historic preservation at Jellico’s municipal building next Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

    “This workshop is to bring the business leaders together to inform them,” Mayor Les Stiers.

  • New city workweek approved

     Monday night, the LaFollette City Council passed a resolution, which amended the workweek for certain city employees.

  • Public 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

    July 18 – July 22


    James A. Judd and Elizabeth Judd to Roger Rickel and Sharon Rickel, Dist. 2, $85,000.

    Barry W. King and Sharon Kay King to Stephen Frederick and Mary Jo Frederick, Dist. 2, $32,500.

  • Storm hits Jellico

     On July 12, a quick but violent thunderstorm pounded through Jellico, causing power outages and damage to a few homes and businesses downtown.

    Jellico Public Library director Mark Tidwell said he was expecting hot weather and no rain.

    That morning Jellico was instead surprised with a heavy thunderstorm.

    “I think it pretty much took everybody by surprise,” Tidwell said.

    “When I was going out the door at 9:20, the sky looked really dark,” Tidwell said. “It looked like night outside”

  • Skateboard competition coming to skate park in Jellico in September

     Just a Skate Team will put on a skateboard competition in Jellico at the skate park next to Indian Mountain Park on Sept. 17 at 3 p.m.

    It was scheduled for earlier, but event coordinator Jean Moses rescheduled it for a time when teens would be back in school.

    “I thought it would be a good thing to get more skateboarders here in Jellico,” Moses said. “I want to make sure we have a really good turn out.”

    Moses wants to see people come from Corbin Ky., London Ky., LaFollette and Knoxville come to this competition.

  • Elections held at LaFollete Utility Board Meeting

     At Monday night’s meeting, the LaFollette Utilities Board elected board officers. James Walker was elected chairman, David Longmire, vice chairman and Sue Troutman, secretary treasurer.

  • Arrest made at Wal-Mart

     Jacksboro Police went to Wal Mart around 4:20 p.m. Sunday in response to a report of a missing child. 

    Once Officer Josh Carroll and Sergeant Jeremy Goins arrived, the mother, Carrie Green, had located the child. 

  • Woman arrested for identity theft

     Very early on July 19, Lt. Stephanie Smith of the Caryville Police Department went with a county deputy to 4556 Victory Road in LaFollette in response to a complaint she had taken on July 3.

    The victim claimed Brenda Carden has been taking care of her sick mother since 2009. 

  • LaFollette City Council looks at expenses in budget

     As the LaFollette City Council gathered in workshop Monday night, it considered some big cost items. 

    “We’ve not spent a whole lot,” interim city administrator Cade Sexton said. “But the big bid items are coming in.”