Local News

  • I-75 wreck results in fatality

    A recreational trip to the races in Bristol ended in death for an Indianapolis man.

    Keith Smith, 52, of Indianapolis, Ind., was fatally injured after an I-75 car crash on Aug. 21.

    Smith was the passenger in a 2003 Chevy Tahoe, which overturned near mile marker 145 while traveling southbound on I-75 heading to the races in Bristol, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) report.

  • Shoplifter nets drug charges

    A shoplifting call led to a drug arrest for a LaFollette man.

    On Aug. 23, around 6:30 p.m., Jacksboro Officer Josh Carroll was dispatched to Wal-Mart on the report of someone shoplifting, according to Carroll’s report.

    Upon arrival, Carroll found that Adam Christopher Kitts, 19, of Cedar Creek Road, LaFollette, had allegedly taken $58.39 worth of merchandise concealed on his person and passed the last point of sale without paying, according to a Wal-Mart employee.

  • Paint the Town street fair to be held in Lafollette

    The LaFollette Recreation Department and the Campbell Culture Coalition (CCC) are inviting the public to come paint the town-literally.

    On Sept. 26, a Paint the Town street festival will be held in LaFollette.

    The one -day street festival will include music, food vendors and story telling, but the main attraction will be the vivid and colorful street paintings, according to CCC President Jo Anne Myers.

    This first festival will hopefully become a model for the city to build on in the years to come, Myers said.

  • Routine traffic stop leads to multiple arrests

    A routine traffic stop in Caryville led to the arrest of a LaFollette man and a Jacksboro woman on multiple charges.

    Horace Wallace, 32, of LaFollette, was arrested on Aug. 17, after he allegedly gave false information to Caryville Police Officer Freddy Walker, according to Walker’s report.

  • Ky. utility interested in Jellico

    At Thursday night’s Jellico Mayor and Aldermen meeting, representatives from Cumberland Valley Electric expressed an interest in purchasing or merging with Jellico Utilities.

    The board listened to the presentation, but made no decisions regarding the prospect of a merger or sale.

    Jellico Mayor Forster Baird said no action or discussion has taken place other than the board hearing Thursday’s presentation.

    He said Cumberland Valley Electric would get back with the town with more information at a later date.

  • Four arrested for meth

    A criminal trespassing call from Wal-Mart led to the arrest of four individuals for promotion to manufacture meth this week.

    On Aug. 24, Jacksboro Officer Daniel Terry was dispatched to Wal-Mart on a criminal trespassing call, according to a Jacksboro Police report.

    Upon arriving on the scene, Terry was advised by a store employee that the four people had all got into a 1999 gold Dodge Intrepid, the report said.

  • County joins the Appalachian Quilt Trail

  • Garbage issue has dock owner down in the dumps

  • Commission casts votes on old issues

  • 25th Habitat house now occupied