Local News

  • Jellico leaders await word from comptroller’s office

     After last week’s censure from the state comptroller’s office, Jellico’s leaders are waiting for an answer about how to fix the problem. 

    Last Monday, Jellico received a letter from the Tennessee State Comptroller’s office that scrutinized the use of its line of credit with First Volunteer Bank.

  • Citizens complain to commission about budget proposal

    Several citizens showed up at the Campbell County Commission workshop Monday to voice concerns about a proposed property tax hike.

    “I’m sick of paying over and over,” county resident Bill Deguire said. “Higher and higher. This and that. We’ve got enough to contend with (in Washington D.C.), without the people that live in the county.”

  • Budget woes for BOE

    Campbell County Schools are looking for a way to operate on $1.4 million less than they had last year.

    But despite the shortfall, the board of education passed the fiscal year 2012-13 budget on Tuesday night.

    “The school budget is a reduced budget compared to the previous year, substantially reduced. We’re still in need of additional funding,” said Jeff Marlow, Campbell County finance director.

  • Local fire department seeks help from commission

    Pine Crest Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer James Gross sought the Campbell County Commission’s help at the workshop Monday night.

    PCVFD has accumulated about $200,000 in debt.

    “That’s why we’re trying to establish the Norris Ridge Volunteer Fire Department,” Gross said.

    PCVFD will “die a corporate death,” and NRVFD will consist of the same members, using the same equipment and stations, and will cover the same area, Gross said.

  • Public records June 14, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    JUNE 4 – JUNE 8

    Christopher Ahlers to Daniel Stewart, Dist. 3, $14,000.

    David A. Hartter and Katina J. Hartter to Natalie Ann Bolton, Dist. 2, $106,500.

    Charles Baird to William B. Rains, Dist. 3, $61,500.

    Anna Mae Nelson Knight to Sharon M. Naylor and Mark E. Naylor, Dist. 3, $134,000.

  • Montclair’s lease on Taylor Machine Shop in Jellico has expired



    Montclair has been working to bring an oil refinery, and around 50 jobs, to Jellico. But Montclair’s lease on the Taylor Machine Shop, where it hopes to put the refinery, expired May 1. 

  • Jellico Police arrest man for allegedly stealing cigarettes from store

     Sunday afternoon, a Jellico man was arrested for allegedly stealing cigarettes from the back office of the Rocky Top Shell.

  • Cop under fire, fired

     The LaFollette City Council voted to fire LaFollette Police Officer Mike Baker Tuesday night.

    Police Chief Jimmy Jeffries and interim city administrator Cade Sexton recommended the council fire Baker.

  • TDOT opens two northbound lanes on I-75; projected to finish project by Sept. 28

     Monday morning, the Tennessee Department of Transportation opened two northbound lanes from mile marker 141 to 144. 

    Since May 21, only one northbound lane and one southbound crossover lane had been open along this stretch of I-75.

  • Camp Galilee hosting service Sunday

     Sunday at 2 p.m., Galilee Bible Camp will host a dedication service. Camp Galilee will dedicate the Sam Casada Memorial Trail, the Hoffman Campground RV park and the J. W. Wright Chapel. There will be ribbon cuttings at each location.