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  • Traffic stop led to arrests in Caryville

    A routine traffic stop left two Jacksboro men behind bars for unlawful possession of a firearm on Sunday.

    Caryville Police Officer Freddy Walker was on routine patrol when he allegedly noticed two children believed to be around 10-years-old, riding in the bed of a pickup truck. Walker stopped the truck based on the violation of the child restraint law, according to a Caryville Police report.

  • Jellico Utilities passed 2009-10 budget

    At Monday night’s special called meeting, the Jellico Utility Board passed the 2009-10 budget.

    The budget proposed to the board by Jellico Utility General Manager Mike Bethurem was based mostly on last year’s budget, with only slight changes being made in various departments.

    Changes to the budget for the water department include additional funding allotted for chemicals.

    “The chemical costs have been increasing,” said Bethurem.

  • Jellico sets budget workshop; discusses paving projects

    When the Jellico Mayor and Aldermen met last Thursday night, it was to discuss the town’s upcoming budget issues, as well as paving projects.

    After a brief discussion, the mayor and aldermen voted on a resolution to continue the operations of the town government based on the budget for the current fiscal year.

  • Caryville budget passed on second reading

    At Monday night’s special called meeting in Caryville, the mayor and board of aldermen passed the 2009-10 budget on its second reading.

    The proposed budget takes into account the $114,000 deficit of the town and includes ordinance amendments meant to increase revenues, which have been down due to a slow economy and a lack of travel.

    The two main changes were to employee insurance costs and the garbage pick up fee.

  • Jacksboro and Caryville police make drug arrest

    William Scott Lobertini, 32, of 409 Fourth Street, LaFollette, was arrested Saturday night, after a Caryville Police Officer witnessed his illegal activities.

    Caryville Officer Wes Mongar said he received a call from the maintenance man of a local motel, reporting that he smelled marijuana. When Mongar went to Loberttini’s motel room he said he smelled marijuana as well. He then allegedly observed Lobertini heating up a substance on a spoon, through the motel window, according to Mongar’s report.

  • Williamsburg man arrested on meth and evading arrest charges

    A Williamsburg man found he could run but not hide from the Jellico Police.

    Danny Ray Osborne, 36, of 25 Kensee Hollow Road, Williamsburg, Ky., was arrested on June 15, as a result of a concerned citizen informing Jellico Police Officer Susan Sowders that he was allegedly selling meth in the area, according to the police report.

    When Sowders approached Osborne to speak with him, he ran and was eventually found hiding in Garden Apartments, according to the police report.

  • Brown nets probation for crimes

    Madonna Brown may have eluded police for two months, but she didn’t dodge the consequences for that in court Monday.

    Appearing in criminal court, Brown plead guilty to six crimes that spanned a two month period from earlier this year.

    Brown agreed she was guilty of three counts of forgery, theft under $500, felony evading arrest and driving on a revoked license.

    For this she was placed on probation for four years. Brown was also ordered by the court to pay court costs, along with fines and restitution totaling over $1,800, the plea agreement said.

  • Kidnappers confess to crimes

    Two of four men charged with the December crime of assaulting a man in his home and putting him in the closet while they pilfered his belongings have opted for a plea.

    Michael Goins and Roger Wilson appeared in criminal court Monday to admit their guilt.

    Both men agreed they had committed kidnapping, robbery and aggravated burglary.

    Goins, a 19 year old who came to court in shorts and flip-flops, was sentenced to one year of split confinement, He was given credit for the time he has already served behind bars, the plea form said.

  • Humane Society receives $10,000 grant

    Two months ago Darlene Boyd, vice president of the Humane Society, submitted a grant requesting $10,000 to assist with the spaying and neutering of dogs. With this grant now in effect, along with the help Dr. Mark B. Garrett, DVM, getting a dog spayed or neutered will cost a mere $10 at the Animal Hospital of LaFollette.

    This is available to any resident of Campbell County, but will not cover dogs from the animal shelter or rescue organizations or cats, Boyd said.

  • Alleged offender doesn't go quietly or clothed

    When the sheriff’s department was dispatched to Wooldridge Pike to investigate a reported vehicle fire a car wasn’t the only thing they found lit up.

    Upon arrival deputy Jeffrey S. Ivey discovered the fire had been extinguished but the car abandoned. The driver, Carl E. Anderson, 53, of 1475 Doc Siler Road, Williamsburg, Ky, was allegedly found unsteadily walking down the road with an aroma of alcohol and displaying slurred speech.