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Today's News

  • Inmate flees jail

    On Friday, a Campbell County inmate who had been given trustee status absconded.

    Fredrick Carl Pierce, who listed a West Chestnut Street address on his intake sheet, now has a status of escaped on that same sheet.

    Pierce had been serving time in the county jail since his arrest in September 2009, jail records said. When he was arrested Pierce had pending charges of evading arrest, auto burglary, vandalism, violation of parole and four counts of theft of property up to $9,999, according to CCSD records.

  • Best of Times III slated for June

    Graduation season is here.  

    And while high school seniors are clamoring to get out of town there is another group of grads that are looking forward to returning.

    Armed with fond memories of their days at LaFollette High School, alumni from the school will soon converge on the city in mass to reminisce about days gone by.

    What started off as a few of the school’s graduating classes coming together to talk about the good old days has grown into a three day celebration for anyone who ever attended LHS.

  • Water rates continue to top the agenda

    The ongoing matter of water and sewer rates resurfaced at Monday’s LaFollette City Council workshop.

    Following the council’s 3-1 vote in favor of allowing the LaFollette Utilities Board to set its own water and sewer rates the resolution moved on to the state level for approval.  And that is where, according to Eddie Troxell, LUB water department superintendent, the resolution remains.

    “It looks like it (water/sewer rate issue) won’t make it to the floor this year,” Troxell said.

  • Who earns more? Men or women?

    How would it feel if for every dollar that you were supposed to make, you were only paid 71cents instead?

    Welcome to a woman’s world.

    Most people work hard for the money they make yet the wage gap between men and women is still so exhaustively large, it takes females an additional four months to make the same their male counterparts will make in a year, according to the state Business and Professional Women’s Organization.

  • Relay for Life slated for Saturday

    It’s time to come out and show support for cancer survivors and the community at the Relay for Life on Saturday.

    A new start day and time, is just one of the new offerings this year.

    The event will start at noon Saturday and continue until 6 a.m. the following day.

    “We want to begin earlier during the day so there will be more fundraising opportunities, but we still plan on having it all night as well,” Relay for Life Committee Member Traci Dower said.

  • Lincoln-Reagan Dinner makes lasting impression for voters

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    A lineup of Republicans and their 2010 candidates made a lasting impression at the Lincoln-Reagan dinner last week.

    The annual event, celebrating true American presidents had Campbell County Mayor and master of ceremonies William Baird proudly claiming his card carrying Republican status. Baird announced local candidates who were among the 225 people enjoying the evening’s festivities.

  • Trespassing incident leads to drug arrest

    A report of a trespasser led to a drug arrest for LaFollette Police.

    On Sunday morning Officer Pam Jarrett was called to a West Chestnut Street address where the victim stated that Jeffery Dewayne Marlow, 38, of 130 Johnny Baird Lane, Jacksboro, was underneath the residence.

    Jarrett reported when she located Marlow behind Eddie’s Body Shop he was disoriented and unsteady on his feet.  A search of Marlow revealed one purple capsule identified as morphine and one used syringe.

  • Jellico man arrested after being found in public bathroom

    Spending more than four hours in a public restroom raised suspicion and led to the arrest of a Jellico man last Monday.

    LaFollette Police Officer Tony Rucker responded to a call at the downtown Shell station where Jeffery M. Davis, 28, of 121 Falls Branch Road, Jellico, allegedly entered the bathroom at 4:30 a.m. and had yet to exit by 8:49 a.m.

    Rucker reported that when Davis was awakened he presented with slurred speech and blood shot eyes.  

  • Swing Fest coming up April 23-24

    The LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball organization will host Swing Fest, April 23-24, to help offset the cost of running the league this year.All games will be played at the LaFollette Community Center.

    April 23

    Tee ball

    5:30 p.m.-Reds vs. Phillies

    6 p.m.-Marlins vs. Orioles

    6:30 p.m.-White Sox vs. Lil’ Bits

    7 p.m.-Dodgers vs. Cubs

    7:30 p.m.-Mets vs. Braves

    8 p.m.-Rangers vs. Yankees

    April 24

    Coach Pitch

    11 a.m.-A’s vs. Blue Jays

    12:15 p.m.-Reds vs. Braves

  • Rotary/Chamber Golf Tournament set

    The annual Rotary/Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at The Greens at Deerfield.

    The format will be a four-person scramble. Tee time is 1 p.m., with a shotgun start.

    The entry fee is $525 per team, which includes a cart fee, range balls and a light meal during the awards ceremony. Entry deadline is May 5.

    Prizes will be awarded for first place, $750; second place, $500; third place, $250; and mystery place, $100.