Local News

  • 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.

  • CCHS students recognize local officers for Sept. 11 project

    Nine years ago, a monumental tragedy struck the United States when the World Trade Center in New York City was attacked.

    As organizations and individuals around the nation remembered that fateful day, Campbell County High School students highlight the work of local law enforcement in a local remembrance service.

  • Wanted sex offender arrested in Campbell County

    A man working at a Jacksboro nail salon has been arrested by U.S. Marshals on multiple outstanding warrants related to sex crimes.
    Hiep Xuan Le, 37, was arrested late last week in joint operation conducted by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshal Service, according to Sheriff Robbie Goins. Le had been working in Campbell County since June 2009. He had been in the state since 2008, never registering as a sex offender despite his lengthy criminal past.

  • New commission hears of proposed property tax

    Newly elected commissioners hit the ground running last Thursday evening as they met for the first time after being sworn into office just two days before.
    With the task of setting the 2010-11 budget looming, a priority of the special called meeting was to elect temporary chairpersons for both the budget and finance committee and the full commission.
    Although County Mayor William Baird had previously declined a nomination to chair the commission, he agreed to the temporary spot during the meeting.