Local News

  • Alleged tire thief arrested

       Despite having nearly $7,000 in new tires, Bruce Hudson still couldn’t escape the law.

  • Jellico's budget on time; first time in 10 years

     The fiscal year for 2011-12 starts July 1. Without a budget the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen can’t spend money without meeting every time it needs to write a check.

    “The charter says you have to have a budget,” Jellico Mayor Les Stiers said. “It’s up to us to come up with it.”

    Before the board had its second reading of ordinance 89-2011, the budget for fiscal year 2011-12, it met for a public hearing at 6 p.m.

  • Caryville Main Street Festival

     From July 15 to July 17, Main Street will be closed from Caryville Surplus Stores to the railroad depot for the Main Street Festival.

    Tobacco Shop owner and alderman Michael Miller is organizing the festival. The board approved the festival at its meeting last Monday. Now Miller is searching for vendors. The American Tribal Council will form the base at the depot. They will exhibit crafts, perform music and have other events.

    The price for vendors to set up is $20. This money will go toward prizes and other costs for running the event.

  • Rain doesn't stop car show in Jellico

     Veteran’s Park was filled with classic cars on Saturday when First Volunteer Bank sponsored the 11th annual Classic Car Show.

    Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett called it one of their better shows. While there were fewer cars on display, Bennett said there were plenty of spectators.

    The show drew many local classic car enthusiasts and some from out of town.

    “That’s what these shows are really about,” Bennett said. “Is meeting people you’ve never met before.”

  • Former Campbell County resident reconnects with childhood home

     Paul Provins and his wife Codi Ayers-Provins enjoy the history surrounding their home, which is one of the oldest houses in Campbell County.

    Their house is known as the Bruce house, and is over 150 years old. The Bruce house gets its name from Provins’ great aunt, Dorothy Bruce, who owned it until she died in 2003. Provins and Ayers-Provins bought it from her estate.

  • 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

    June 6- June 10


    David H. Lundell and Patricia L. Lundell to Barry William Brake and Tina Marie Brake, Dist. 2, $370,000.

    Kenneth Boyd Byrd and Lee Ann Byrd to Deborah McConnaughay, Dist. 5, $10,000.

  • Standoff at gas station leads to string of charges

    Some guys just can't stay out of trouble. And Johnny Morris seems to be one of them.

    Within four days Morris, 45, had allegedly assaulted a sheriff's deputy, had a standoff with police at a Jellico gas station and was allegedly found in possession of meth.

    Morris' bad run of luck began on June 6 when CCSD Deputy Gary Jeffers saw Morris walking along Pine Mountain Road.

  • Summer program gives Jellico teens the opportunity to work

     This year the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen created an eight-week summer work program for teens.

    While the Tennessee Career Center recruited students at Jellico High School to work for different industries, the Town’s program gave them the alternative of working outdoor jobs. Jobs were only offered to rising and graduating seniors who live in Jellico.

    “I’d love to work everybody, but we have to take care of the kids from Jellico,” Jellico Mayor Les Stiers said.

  • K-9 officer killed in Caryville

    A Knoxville City K-9 officer was killed in Campbell County last week after he allegedly bit a woman.

    Police reports indicate the woman was in her garage when she noticed Elko, a Belgian Malinois, standing in the doorway. Her first inclination was to attempt to chase the dog from the garage by yelling and clapping her hands, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department report said. Instead of Elko leaving the garage, he allegedly advanced towards the 71-year-old woman biting her on the right arm, pulling her to the ground.

  • Commission to vote on several items next week

    The county’s fiscal year is coming to an end. While commissioners have been meeting for months to discuss the particulars of the upcoming budget, Jeff Marlow, finance director, took time during Monday’s budget and finance meeting to brief the group on some items it will be required to vote on at next week’s meeting.