Local News

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Public Records May 24, 2012

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



    MAY 14 – MAY 18

    Hoyle E. Lay to Lisa Irwin, Dist. 2, $45,000.

    Gary M. Coble Sr. to Tony Kitts, Dist. 1, $50,000.

    Audio Authority Corporation to Jonathan R. Sisk, Dist. 2, $75,000.

    Jan R. Mach and Edie Mach to Harrison Marlow, Dist. 3, $22,000.

    Kyle J. McDowell to Carolyn F. Teague, Dist. 3, $27,500.

  • Locals don’t want to fight the traffic; businesses suffer

    Since Interstate 75 closed on May 7, LaFollette has been flooded with bumper-to-bumper traffic. To help move the traffic through town more quickly, certain traffic signals have been set to hazard. Some residents have felt this has made it more difficult to navigate through town.

    “A lot of people are mad because the red lights are flashing,” LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield said, “We’re trying to get traffic moving through LaFollette as fast as we can.”

  • Traffic delays to continue

    The hole left when the wall of a crossover lane on Interstate 75 collapsed resembles a strip mining operation more than road construction.

    The exposed mud and rock leaves little to the imagination as to what has been lurking beneath the surface. And with the resurgence of detour traffic flooding into downtown LaFollette one question has bubbled up again- ‘how much longer?’

    “We expect all work to be done by Sept. 28,” said Mark Nagi TDOT Region 1 Community Relations Office said on Monday.