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Today's News

  • Tobacco farming fades into the past- A way of life up in smoke

     Bill Spangler was attending a revival in his younger years where a guest evangelist began preaching about the evils of tobacco. It prompted one of the parishioners to remind the minister that he was standing on a church built with tobacco money.

    That was many years ago, said the 72-year-old Spangler, when nearly every farm in Campbell County counted tobacco as part of its revenue stream. Since then, the fourth-generation tobacco farmer has watched the industry crumble like a dry leaf of burley.

  • Public Records Dec. 23

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

     

    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Dec. 13- Dec. 17

     

    Sonny Allen Hurst and Susan Michelle Hurst to Walter H. Siler, Dist. 5, $23,398.83.

    Shawn McGhee to Stonehenge Properties LLC, Dist. 3, $42,200.

    Douglas A. Elder to Roy Fantelli, Dist. 2, $27,667.67.

  • The year in review

     January

    When temperatures dipped below the freezing mark, Campbell County school officials made the call to operate schools on a delayed schedule. 

    Dennis Potter, county road superintendent, said his department also saw an involuntary decline in productivity related to the temperature.  While highway department crews may have lost time on routine projects, Potter said his department stayed busy getting ready for forecasted snow.

  • Anniversaries from Dec. 16.
  • Birthdays for Dec. 16
  • Local organization shows true meaning of Christmas

    This is the season for giving.

    And in the northern part of the county one local organization made a statement about helping others.

    At Our Father’s House in Morley on Saturday, hundreds of adults surrounded the ministry to receive boxes of food and bags stuffed with clothing and toys.

    But these items, spread out in different sections over the property, were extras. The real presents were for the children. Approximately 406 children received brand new toys wrapped in shining paper at the 20th annual event.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Dec. 16 - Dec. 25

     

    Thursday

    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving veg. soup, cheese sandwich, carrot sticks 

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

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

     

    Friday

    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chicken casserole, green beans

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class

     

  • News Notes

    A Relay for Life Christmas gift wrapping fundraiser will be held at the Dewey Hunter Community Center on Dec. 16 from 5:30 – 8:30.  All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. For more information contact Tina Goodman at 562-2261.

     

    The Caryville Public Library will host a Happy Birthday Jesus party on Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. (weather permitting). 

  • Cold weather brings cautionairy tips from utility companies

     

    No electrical power outages were reported with the first wave of bad weather this week. LaFollette and Jellico Utility Companies said customers were not faced with any problems this week as temperatures dipped into the single digits. While customers fared well this week, the utility provided tips for consumers to save energy and stay warm this season.

  • Highway department works around the clock to clear roads

    As the snow fell all around them, highway department crews operated 12 trucks and two graders throughout the night on Sunday. Campbell County Road Superintendent Dennis Potter said many roads had to be re-plowed as the snow continued to pile up.

    School and business closures kept many people at home Monday, which was for the best, according to Potter. 

    “People should stay at home as much as possible,” said Potter about citizens avoiding dangerous road conditions.