Today's News

  • Pleas

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    Arnold Steve White, theft under $500, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, PI, possession drug paraphernalia, felony FTA; jail credit of time served from Jan. 26.

    Caesar C. Adkins, two counts vandalism over $1,000; four years probation, court costs, $500 restitution to victim.

    James L. Wallace, violation of HMVO bar; two years probation, court costs.

  • News Notes

    The Town of Caryville Sanitation Department will be closed on July 4 for the holiday. Monday’s garbage will be picked up Tuesday. Tuesday’s garbage will be picked up Wednesday and recycling will be picked up Thursday.


  • Paquette wins Cove Lake 5K

    Max Paquette beat his closest challenger by almost five seconds to win the annual Cove Lake 5K Saturday at Caryville.

    Paquette, a 26-year-old Knoxvillian, finished the foot race in 15 minutes, 48.9 seconds. Alan Horton, four years his senior, was runner-up with a time of 15:53.4. The only other runner close to them was 22-year-old Anthony Truehart, who was clocked at 16:09.3 for third place. The next closest runner was almost 50 seconds behind Truehart.

  • Two busted for promotion of meth manufacture in Caryville

     The Caryville Police Department received two complaints that meth was allegedly being made behind the outbuilding out of a residence at 430 Spruce Lane.

    Detective Sgt. Freddy Walker of the Caryville Police Department went with Deputy Megahn Wilson of Campbell County Sheriff’s Department to the home.

    Officers met William Livingston and Kelli Davison who offered no resistance to a search of the area.

  • LaFollette All-Stars stumble in opener

    LaFollette Little League Baseball All-Star teams began pool play this week in the District 6 Tournament.

    The 9-10 Blue Team lost 31-1 after giving up 18 runs in the first inning of their game Monday night against Karns at Liberty Park. LaFollette was scheduled to host the Eagleton Blue Team on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Teams must win two of three games in pool play in order to advance to the championship bracket.

  • Liquor stores open in Caryville

    Tuesday at 10 a.m., Mark Hoskins and Jeff Hoskins made history when they opened 141 Wine and Spirits Caryville.

    “That’s what gives me a kick is the history of this,” Jeff Hoskins said.

    There used to be no liquor sales in Campbell County. This has now changed in Caryville.

    In April, Caryville offered certificates of compliance to John Davenport and to Mark Hoskins and Jeff Hoskins.

    The next step in opening a liquor store is obtaining a license from the state.

  • Local Jeep enthusiasts restore old models

     Jellico Library Director Mark Tidwell grew up riding in Jeeps. Some of Tidwell’s earliest memories are sitting in his mother’s arms, riding in a Jeep across Pine Mountain.

     “I’ve got a long history of Jeepin’.” Tidwell said. “The family has always had a Jeep in arms reach. My dad had a ’41 surplus Jeep.”

  • Bartley asks for bail hearing

    Sometimes it seems history is repeating itself.

    And in the Kenneth S. Bartley case there is no doubt that is what is occurring. With Judge Jon K. Blackwood’s June 2 ruling, Bartley is back at the legal version of square one.

    His plea set aside, Bartley is facing the original charges filed in the case where he stands accused of killing one man and critically injuring two others. The men were Campbell County High School Assistant Principal Ken Bruce and CCHS Principal Gary Seale and CCHS Assistant Principal Jim Pierce, respectively.

  • Jellico man found in Veteran's Park

     Benny McNealy appeared to be passed out in Veteran’s Park last Wednesday morning, according to the police report.

    Assistant Police Chief J.J. Hatmaker found him at 9:30 a.m. and got his permission to search his vehicle.

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