Local News

  • Tire shop owner treated and released after alleged stabbing

    An alleged attempt to collect a debt led to attempted second-degree murder charges.

    On Tuesday afternoon Bobby Carl Hamblin, 53, of 214 Sawmill Circle, allegedly went to Tracy’s Tires on Old Jackboro Highway in an attempt to collect money from the business’ owner Tracy Hill.

    According to LaFollette Police Det. Lt. Jeff Allen, when Hamblin was unsuccessful at getting the money he allegedly pulled a knife stabbing Hill twice in the left side of his chest and once in the right side of his chest. Hamblin also allegedly cut Hill on the left arm.

  • Mine rescue event coming to Cove Lake

    Next week, 22 teams from coal mining states across America will converge on Cove Lake State Park.

    The Tennessee Department of Mines will be hosting the groups as they compete in a mine rescue competition.

    It is the first time since 1997 that Campbell County, more specifically Caryville, has hosted the two-day event scheduled for Sept. 22 and 23.

    “This has always been a favorite spot for the competition,” said Oscar Fredricks of the TDOM. “The excitement for this is really building.”

  • Challenges faced and overcome by Goins

    Sheriff Robbie Goins has actively faced the challenges in his administration.

    “We have got to get officers in cars and get them in neighborhoods,”
     Goins said during a morning briefing with his Chief Deputy Jonathan Finley and Lynn Goins, the department’s fleet supervisor, last Thursday.

    The briefing was just one of many meetings he held throughout the long day.

    At the root of one of the particular issues he faced on this morning was ensuring each of his officers had a fully equipped patrol unit.

  • Combat is over but the mission is not

    Weighing in politics and global activity is a hobby that many people dabble in.

    But with a resume that includes leading a multitude of troops into various battles, earning the rank of four-star general along the way that qualifies one as an expert.

    So when retired four star General Carl Stiner says that American troops were successful on the Iraq battlefield, he knows what he is talking about.

  • More than make up can be found at Look Good Feel Better program

       From behind a handheld mirror Susan Kitts glimpses with a mischievous smile. “This is not something I would normally do,” she says grinning.

    That something is taking an hour out of her day to indulge in a makeup lesson. Kitts is not a woman prone to spoiling herself. In recent years she has spent days caring for her ailing mother. She has also stood beside her husband as he battled cancer.

    Taking care of others, not herself, has been Kitts’ priority.

  • Kentucky woman arrested for prostitution

    In an ongoing investigation, the Jellico Police Department was able to apprehend a local woman on charges of alleged prostitution.

    Melanie J. Clark, 38, of Williamsburg, KY., allegedly made an arrangement with a police officer by promising to exchange sex for money, according to the arrest report.

    Jellico patrolman Jeff Ivey arranged to meet Clark at the Dollar General Store where she would allegedly exchange elicit acts for the amount of $50, according to the report.

  • Seniors hold upcoming election

    The Campbell County Senior Center on most days is bustling with activities for area seniors.

    This is all thanks to the elected board members of the center. The board consists of a president and seven board members; some are non-voting members whose names are made available to the public, according to Jim Finley, center director.

  • Substitute training offered

    The Campbell County Board of Education will be offering free substitute training to individuals who wish to become certified on Sept. 20 and 21 at Jacksboro Middle School.  The class begins at 5 p.m.  Individuals must complete eight hours of substitute training to become certified to substitute in the Campbell County Schools.  Interested participants should call the Central Office at 562-8377, extension 121 to register for the class.

  • Art in the Park

  • Caryville approved new building codes

    The 2009 edition of the international building codes were approved by the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday night. The new codes are being recommended by the state for all municipalities to have up to date requirements for inspections.