Today's News

  • Mountain Heritage Festival to be held on Labor Day

     As Labor Day draws near Stinking Creek prepares to host its annual Mountain Heritage Festival.

    People will gather Saturday and Sunday at Mountain Heritage Field for food, fun, and to celebrate the “old ways” for the 42nd annual festival. 

  • Accident leads to drug arrest

    A minor accident turned into a not so minor incident last Wednesday.

    LaFollette Police Officer Michael Baker responded to an accident in the parking lot of Big Lots at around 8 p.m. Officer Odell Bailey met Baker at the scene. Records indicate Bailey was off duty when he observed Jesse Mark Pinkerton’s, 30, of 1603 Brashaw Garden Road, Knoxville, parked vehicle roll back and strike another parked car.

  • News Notes Aug. 25, 2011

     The Connection, a free after school care program at LaFollette Elementary School is taking applications. Call 562-0462 for more information.


    The District 18 Edgar F. Overbay Memorial Picnic will be held on Aug. 27 at Cove Lake State Park shelter 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $5 per family.


    The Historic Speedwell Academy will be open to the public celebrating Labor Day Sept 4 – 11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There is no admission.


  • Jellico Community Hospital will sponsor the Miner’s Mile on Labor Day

     This Labor Day, for the fifth year, Jellico Community Hospital will host the Miner’s Mile at Indian Mountain State Park at 9 a.m.

    The Miner’s Mile consists of three separate races, a 10-kilometer run, a five-kilometer run and a two-mile walk. These races will begin one after the other, and occur almost simultaneously.

     “I need 500 people,” Hospital Chaplain and Miner’s Mile coordinator Kevin Shelley said.

  • Public Records Aug. 25, 2011

     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

      Aug 15 – Aug 19

    Adrian D. Robert Christian and Daniel H. Johnson to Clara Elizabeth Atkins Pope, Dist 1, $270,000

    Barbara L. Pelsor to Mark D. Allen and Judy D. Allen, Dist 3, $187,900

    Raymond Scott Fields and Lisa C. Fields to John E. Bond and P. Patricia Bond, Dist 3, $329,000

  • Jellico continues to work out agreement with Montclair Technologies

     Soon after Montclair representatives visited Jellico, the extension request for their use of the Taylor Machine Shop came before the board of mayor and aldermen.

    At the board’s meeting Thursday night, it unanimously approved Montclair’s request for extended use of the building.

    When the current board originally renewed the agreement, it had required Montclair pay $15,000 for use of the building. Montclair has paid $10,000. In lieu of the remaining $5,000, Montclair requested it pay $3,000 in order to renew the agreement through Sept. 30.

  • CHET looks forward to first phase of new building being completed

     Community Health of East Tennessee hopes to move some of its services to a new building by December.

    CHET is building a new facility on Independence Lane. The construction will take place in three phases, CHET CEO Teresa Dabney said. The first phase is almost complete.

    The first phase includes the building’s outer shell and the first floor.

    The total cost of the project will be around $6 million, Dabney said. The first phase alone was around $4 million, she said. CHET received a USDA loan that has funded the first phase, Dabney said.

  • Bargy found guilty

    The deliberation for Loius Bargy lasted all day on Friday.

    But when the jury was finished the young man was found guilty of criminally negligent homicide, filing a false report and tampering with  evidence.

    Bargy was allowed to remain free on bond. He will be sentenced later this year.

  • Concerning Jerusalem – Where Do You Stand

       Do you know and realize, what a crossroads moment we are living in at this time? I received information, as many who support the Jerusalem Prayer Team do, Michael D. Evans keeps up with world happenings concerning Jerusalem and the future of Jerusalem and the Jewish people.

    First I want to make something very clear, if you read God’s Holy word and believe it, you would be out of your mind to try and divide Jerusalem or to try and destroy the Jewish people.

  • Redeeming The Past Through Repentance