Today's News

  • Six count indictment handed down for Phillips

    After the grand jury convened on Monday, Jerry Phillips was indicted for six counts of aggravated sexual battery.

    The indictment came almost two years after the allegations were initially levied.

    In 2007, Phillips was accused of molesting a then 7 –year- old girl who was a relative of his girlfriend at the time, LaFollette Police Detective Sgt. Jason Henegar said following the arrest.

    But when the child was interviewed during that investigation, she didn’t disclose the exact nature of the alleged abuse, Henegar said.

  • Roaden facing more jail time

    Emma Roaden appears to be a woman battling addiction. In court on Monday, she appeared before the judge because of a probation violation.

    A violation that was filed after she was arrested in June for public intoxication, possession of a schedule III controlled substance, criminal impersonation and criminal trespass.

    Standing before Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton, Roaden began to cry as her probation history and subsequent arrest were recounted.

    Currently she faces six years behind bars if Sexton revokes her probation.

  • Jellico police report busy holiday

    Jellico Police Department was swamped this Fourth of July weekend with an abundance of complaints and citations, all of which occurred in a 36-hour period.

        There was a total of 86 citations written; six being drug related and ranging from drug possession to illegal prescriptions.

        A few complaints were made about fireworks, but in none of those situations was the activity illegal. With 33 complaints made over the weekend officers were kept busy.

  • 4-H Summer Camp planned for kids

    Keeping kids busy this summer shouldn’t have to be a task. And for the UT extension of Campbell County’s 4-H Club it has become a mission to entertain the little ones.

    One of its plans to this summer’s schedule includes a free 4-H day camp planned for July 14 and 15 at the LaFollette Recreation Center from 9 a.m. till noon each day.

  • Pregnancy help reaches Campbell County

    In the eyes of a pregnant 16-year-old life can seem very intimidating.

    But with some help from the first Pregnancy Help Center to reach Campbell County, this load can be greatly lightened.

    Since April 6 they’ve been assisting the pregnant, those who are already parents and those who may be pregnant by administering pregnancy tests, diapers, maternity and baby clothes and tons of information.

  • Reading program ends with grins and giggles

    The LaFollette Public Library Summer Reading Program came to an end Tuesday morning with young readers and their families crowded into LaFollette City Hall for one last day of fun.

    Reading or just listening to at least 100 books won 68 children a bright green t-shirt and a certificate.

    In only five short weeks these determined little scholars read a compilation of 8,645 books.  Rachel Branham, the overachiever in the group, had the most reads with 210 books. Thirty- four children who took part didn’t miss one session of the program all summer.

  • Meth lab found in Well Springs area

    An anonymous call led to the discovery of an active meth lab in the Well Springs area.

    Robert Josh Housley, 48, of Jacksboro, and John Emerson Evans, 33, of LaFollette were arrested on June 29 for manufacturing methamphetamine.

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