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  • Coopers, Harness to appear in court next month

    It appears three women charged with taking thousands of dollars from a man they befriended won’t see a resolution in their case yet.

    Last week, prosecutors and attorneys agreed that for Bonnie Cooper, Greta Cooper and Tamara Harness a trial held the best solution to resolving the case.

    “This could be very difficult to resolve in any reasonable amount of time without a fixed trial date,” Senior Assistant District Attorney General Mike Ripley said.

  • Catholic Church remodeled : dedication for addition to be held

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help has seen a complete remodel thanks to the help and dedication of its parishioners.

    The church began as 3,700 square feet. The addition has added another 9,100 for a total of 12, 800 square feet, according to building chair LaQuita Ingle.

    Since the groundbreaking in October 2008, church members have spent around 20,000 hours laboring on the addition. Even more amazing is that the average age of the parishioner working on the remodel fell between 65 and 75.

  • 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