Local News

  • The community shares history of Jellico

    Ronnie Buck has been collecting historic memorabilia for over five years.

    License plates and glass bottles line the shelves above the tools and materials he sells at Buck’s Hardware in Jellico. While Buck has always been a collector of local history, the entire community is now sharing in his passion by contributing to a downtown museum next to the hardware store.

  • Miner's Mile slated for Labor Day

    Three races are being offered at the fourth annual Miner’s Mile at Indian Mountain State Park in Jellico on Monday, Sept. 6.

    The event will feature a two-mile walk, 5K and 10K runs. A total of 14 age groups can participate in the action, making the event a family activity.

    “There is something for everyone,” said spokesperson for the Miner’s Mile Kevin Shelley as he explained that a 90-year-old participant is currently training for the 5K.

  • Mountain Heritage Festival celebrates 40 years

    The Mountain Heritage Festival has been held in the mountains of Stinking Creek for the past four decades. The festival took shape at a kitchen table as friends planned the first event to be held down by the water.

    The community event quickly outgrew the small creek side where it started and moved 10 miles down the road to the Mountain Heritage Field where it is still held annually.

    The 40th anniversary of the Mountain Heritage Festival will take place on Sept. 4, 5. Gates open at 9 a.m. and festivities will begin at 11 a.m. both days.

  • Signatures for liquor petition are openly requested

    Three prominent signs in Caryville are asking for the signatures of residents to place liquor by the drink on the November ballot.
    The signs speculate that if liquor by the drink were voted for in the upcoming election then restaurants would come, creating both jobs and revenue for the town.
    The sign states, “We are asking all registered voters to sign a petition to put liquor by the drink on this November’s ballot,” but the ‘We’ is not the town of Caryville, said City Recorder Cheryl Ivey.

  • Kyle Busch Rules, “Deal With It”

    Harper Stiner, 5, attended her first NASCAR race last weekend in Bristol.
    But she had chosen her favorite driver long before she saw him win.
    Harper had a sign made in support of Kyle Busch before the Stiner family trip to the Bristol Motor Speedway. The sign read ‘Kyle Busch Rules, Deal With IT,” and Stiner was not afraid to flaunt the sign supporting her driver.
    “She was booed and taunted as she carried the sign the whole time,” said Harper Stiner’s mother Missy.

  • Teen struck and killed by train

    A local man died on Wednesday morning after being struck by a CSX train.

  • New chamber member

    The Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Disney Office Supply.  Local owner and resident, Gary Disney and his team of seven Campbell County’s finest provide clients top value in office supplies and responsive, timely delivery.

  • Walden appointed to commission

    Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed 135 men and women to serve on 60 state boards and commissions. These Tennesseans represent areas from all across the state. Among the 135 appointees Zachary Ross Walden of LaFollette was appointed to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
    Appointment terms vary based on statutory recommendations or term limits specified by geographic or other qualifications.

  • Branam named president of association

    Donald L. “Don” Branam, Pharm.D., BCPS, of Jacksboro was recently installed as the 2010-2011 president of the Tennessee Society of Health-System Pharmacists (TSHP) at the 123rd Annual Convention of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) held recently in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • State funded paving project to take place in LaFollette

    The long awaited road resurfacing through LaFollette has finally arrived. Crews are milling shoulders and side street entrances while LaFollette Utility works on marking manholes and repairing water mains.
    All this work is in preparation of the paving project that should be completed in about 45 days, said street department director Jim Mullens.