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Today's News

  • Intoxicated man allegedly found with pills at Rocky Top in Caryville

     Around 8:30 Saturday night, Caryville Police Officer Jim Wilson went to the Rocky Top Shell Station because of a complaint about a drunken man.

    When Wilson got there he found Kim Dewight Dearing, 41, 101 Georgia Street, Winchester, Ky., falling over the counter as he attempted to pay, his report said.

  • Lady Owls split with Lake City, Jefferson

    The LaFollette Middle School varsity girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week with Lake City and Oak Ridge-Jefferson.

    LaFollette beat Lake City, 39-9, at home Thursday night. Julia Powell paced the Lady Owls with 13 points, followed by Presley Leach with eight; Amber Finkenbine, Bella Luna and Bailey Rutherford four each; and Rachel Heatherly, Carlie Baldwin and Ashley Whited two each.

    Shelby Chitwood led Lake City with three points.

  • Child found wandering in town, one arrested

    A Dec. 2 incident left a man arrested and a child in protective custody.

    LaFollette Police Officer Stephen Wallen arrived at the John Brown Insurance Agency after receiving reports a young child was wandering around in the street in front of the building.

    At the scene Wallen reported finding a three to four-year-old girl, later determined to be the daughter of John and Melissa Chase.

  • Montclair partners with new company in bringing refinery to Jellico

     One year, one administration and two partner companies after Montclair signed a 90 day-contract with Jellico, the oil refinery and 50 jobs at the Taylor Machine Shop are still just on the horizon.

  • WWII veteran remembers how Pearl Harbor affected his life

     When Howard T. Gillum, Sr. was 16 years old, he attended Wynn High School. On Dec. 7, 1941, after coming home from his job delivering papers, he sat with his father listening to his favorite radio program, “Amos and Andy.” 

    The program was interrupted by what he calls the “shock of our life.”

  • CCSD makes series of drug related arrests

    Drug related arrests kept Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies busy last week.

    On Dec. 2, Deputies Ty Daugherty and Joe Marlow went to an E. Elm Street residence on a tip Jefferson Scott Hassler, 34, of 1109 S. Highway 25W was there. Hassler was wanted on an outstanding child support warrant.

  • Junior chamber aims to focus on the positive

    When a group of Campbell County High School students became weary of the negative light area teens were being portrayed in they didn’t waste time wishing thing were different.

    Instead they rose to the challenge issued by one of their teachers.

    And that challenge eventually sparked the creation of a unique organization whose goal is to accentuate the positive in Campbell County.

  • LaFollette makes quick decisions Tuesday night

     The LaFollette City Council didn’t waste any time at the meeting Tuesday night as it plowed through the agenda in less than 10 minutes.

    Four items filled the agenda, which the council had discussed in its workshop last week.

  • Grand jury returns not true bill on Finley and Henegar

    Early reports from the final 2011 session of the Campbell County Grand Jury indicate former Campbell County Sheriff's Department officers Jonathan Finley and Jason Henegar will not face charges for a Labor Day accident and the subsequent events.

    Lawyers with the Eighth Judicial District District Attorney's office presented the case this morning. Reports indicate testimony went on for three hours. It appears that officials were hoping to charge Finley with official misconduct and Henegar with a variety of traffic offenses possibly including DUI.

  • From a Mothers Heart for the week of December 1, 2011

      Bea Wallen

    From a Mothers Heart