Today's News

  • Recording lays out police hire

    The nephew of LaFollette City Councilman Joe Bolinger has joined the ranks of the city’s police force  following  a meeting in which city officials indicated a pending lawsuit would go away if a job was provided.

  • Police go undercover to investigate underage beer sales

    Three establishments received citations for selling alcohol to a minor following an undercover investigation by the Caryville Police Department.

    On Dec. 9, Caryville Police Chief Johnny Jones and Lt. Stephanie Smith accompanied a confidential informant to gas stations and businesses at exits 141 and 134. The purpose of the undercover operation was to ensure these establishments were not selling alcohol to underage people, said Smith.

  • New police department hire has lawsuit against city and former employer

    The newest part-time employee at the LaFollette Police Department has a lawsuit pending against the city as well as his previous employer.

    Brian Tiller was not hired last year when he applied for a patrol position in the police department; he claims the city’s refusal to hire him was based on his disabilities. Court records indicate Tiller suffers from health issues ranging from muscular weakness to skeletal problems.

    Tiller filed a lawsuit last December, claiming the city was discriminatory when it refused to hire him on Aug. 5, 2009.

  • Holiday Activities

  • Church News

    New Life Ministry Church, Jacksboro is currently accepting donations of Christmas toys, clothing, school supplies, coats and other items for The Appalachia Christmas Project to be distributed Dec. 10 in Manchester, KY.  Items may be dropped off at New Life Ministry Church, 181 Indian Mound Circle, Jacksboro, Golden Treasures, 405 East Central Avenue, LaFollette and WQLA AM 960, 251 East Central Avenue, LaFollette or call the church office at 562-0011 and they will pick up donated items.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Dec. 9- Dec. 18



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving baked chicken, potatoes w/gravy, green beans, rolls

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $3 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving fried fish, French fries, slaw w/hush puppies

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class


  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Dec. 14 - Dec. 18



    Chicken Sandwich

    Lettuce, Tomato

    French Fries

    Baked Potato

    Tropical Fruit Salad




    Nachos w/cheese

    Pinto Beans

    Sauerkraut n wieners

    Mixed Greens


    Strawberries and Bananas

  • Holiday Activities

  • Grand jury indicts ex- police officer

    On Monday afternoon, former LaFollette Police Officer Tony Rucker witnessed the jail book in procedure from a new vantage point.

    He was the one under arrest.

    On Friday, a Campbell County Grand Jury returned a four count sealed indictment against the one time officer.

    Within the indictment, Rucker is charged with two counts of official misconduct, bribing a witness and filing a false report.

    The indictment came after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looked into allegations Rucker had broken the law.

  • Coat drive offers warmth in time for snow

    The Jellico Coat Drive came just in time for the cold weather.

    Leaving town hall on Friday wearing layers of warm jackets and carrying a bag full of coats for family members, many Jellico citizens were prepared for the dip in temperature.

    If someone came to get a jacket for their brother, they left with two for everyone in their family. Some coats were in such good condition, people questioned if they were really free.