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Today's News

  • Caryville Vehicle fire reveals meth lab

     Lieutenant Stephanie Smith of the Caryville Police Department arrived at 173 Fallon Lane around 7:30 last Wednesday night in response to a vehicle fire.

    Smith met Caryville Fire Chief Eddie Hatmaker and Angel Dawn Williams at the scene, sources said. Williams told Smith the vehicle belonged to Darrin McGhee, and she was trying to buy it from him, according to police reports. When Smith called McGhee she found out he didn’t own the vehicle, and it was Williams who was allegedly trying to sell it to him.

  • Caryville to pass budget

     As July 1 approaches, the Town of Caryville must pass a budget for the next fiscal year. At Monday’s meeting, the board had a first reading of next year’s budget.

    “We’re right on track for our budget this year,” mayor Stooksbury said. “We’re not over, not under.”

    On June 28, the mayor and aldermen will meet again for a second reading and vote on the budget.

  • Pitching for a world championship

    When she was a young girl growing up in the mountains, Alla Faye Monday began pitching mule shoes with her daddy in the backyard of their Morley home. 

    Four decades later, it’s safe to say that father taught daughter everything he knew and then some.

    Mr. Monday passed away in 2005, but not before getting to see his little girl become one of the best horseshoe pitchers in Tennessee.

    “He really encouraged me to play,” said Alla Faye, who comes from a large family of four brothers and four sisters.

  • Caryville Main Street festival approved Monday

     This weekend Main Street will be closed from Caryville Surplus Stores to the railroad depot for the Main Street Festival.

             Tobacco Shop owner and alderman Michael Miller is organizing the festival. The board approved the festival Monday night. Now Miller is searching for vendors. The American Tribal Council will form the base at the depot. They will exhibit crafts, perform music and have other events.

  • Caryville Main Street festival approved Monday

     This weekend Main Street will be closed from Caryville Surplus Stores to the railroad depot for the Main Street Festival.

             Tobacco Shop owner and alderman Michael Miller is organizing the festival. The board approved the festival Monday night. Now Miller is searching for vendors. The American Tribal Council will form the base at the depot. They will exhibit crafts, perform music and have other events.

  • County leadership interns get a taste of the real world

     This Monday, 16 Campbell County high school juniors and seniors started their internships with the Campbell County Government Leadership Intern Program.

    This eight-week program aims to educate students on how the government operates. Program director Lonnie Vann wants to get interns familiar with the government, and its different levels, branches, elements and functions. The program gives the interns first hand experience.

    “It’s an educational program,” Vann said. “It’s not just a job for them.”

  • Cove Lake, Firecracker 5K races coming up soon

    Two annual summer 5K road races are coming up soon in Campbell County.

    The races will be held two weeks apart. The Cove Lake 5K is scheduled for Saturday, June 25 at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $15 for anyone that pre-registers by June 17. After that, the entry fee will be $20. Pre-registered runners are guaranteed a race t-shirt. Awards will be presented in numerous age categories. Registration forms are available at the Cove Lake State Park office and also at the front desk of the LaFollette Press.

  • SPORTS NOTES — June 16

    The inaugural Officer Greg Cox Campbell County Cancer Association Benefit Softball Tournament will be held June 17-18 at Asbury Park in Caryville.On June 17, games will start at 6:30 p.m. On June 18, tournament play will begin at 9 a.m. Entry fee per team is $150. The tournament format will be double elimination. All proceeds will go to Officer Greg Cox’s family and to the Campbell County Cancer Association. The benefit will be hosted by the Jacksboro Police Department. For more information, contact Jeremy Goins at 423-494-2195.

  • Blast from the past

     This photograph of the Clear Fork baseball team was taken around 1930 in front of the store/post office at Fonde, Ky. If LaFollette Press readers recognize any of the men in the photo, they are urged to contact David Prater at 615-893-8893.

  • Webber, Dykes named all-district

    Campbell County High School seniors Lance Webber and Andrew Dykes were named to the All-District 3-AAA Baseball Team earlier this year by a vote of the league coaches. From left to right: Webber, CCHS Baseball Coach Brad Collette, Dykes.