Today's News

  • County leadership interns train in professional setting

     This summer, Campbell County teenagers are receiving leadership training in local government offices.

    The Campbell County Government Leadership Intern Program has provided leadership training to local students for about 16 years.

  • LUB approves contract with Powell Valley Electric

     Monday night, the LaFollette Utilities Board approved two interconnection agreements with Powell Valley Cooperative.

    The board approved $700,000 to fund about seven miles of line work. The other agreement funds $367,000 for substation modification and lightning protection at the substation in Harrogate.

  • Members of the 4-H Robotics club designs robots

     Designing and programming robots is a concept usually associated with science fiction stories. But it is happening in Campbell County. And the programmers aren’t mad scientists with unquenchable ambition, but grade school students participating in 4-H.

  • Sewing gives students outlets for exploring creativity

     Students participating in the 4-H Clothing and Textiles Club are probing the depths of their imagination with a thread and needle.

  • LaFollette moves forward with street paving

     LaFollette has paved parts of various streets with money from the capital outlay note, and is awaiting approval to use Surface Transportation Money for future projects.

  • JPD arrests woman for burglary

     Last Thursday, Jellico Police arrested a woman for burglary.

  • Kirby asking court to review case

    Looking much thinner and visibly fidgeting Miranda Crystal Kirby appeared in Campbell County Criminal Court Monday.

    After exhausting the appeal process she was back in the court where she had been found guilty of first-degree murder and robbery. She was asking the judge to reexamine her case.

    At press time Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton had taken the case under advisement.

    Kirby’s crimes occurred in 2006, according to court records.

    They involved killing Jonathan Pierce and taking the cash that was in his wallet.

  • Jellico board workshop seeks further budget cuts

    Jellico Aldermen Alvin Evans, Pam Carbaugh, Tommy Bowlin, Charles Vermillion and Mayor Les Stiers met Tuesday night to brainstorm ways to cover a $250,000 budget shortfall after the 2012-12 budget failed to pass at its first reading on June 21.

    “I’m gonna go on record as saying that this budget is out of whack,” said Evans. “And I’ll be the first to say, ‘Congratulations I don’t know what I’m talking about.’ Then again, I don’t know where we’re gonna get any money. I don’t have a clue. Not one.”

  • LaFollette works to balance budget

    To balance next year’s budget, LaFollette will most likely dip into its fund balance.

    Tonight, the city council will meet for a final reading of next year’s budget, which must be passed by June 30.

    At Monday night’s workshop, LaFollette Finance Director Terry Sweat told the council departmental cuts had been made and revenue had been increased on some line items, but would the city would still need to take about $257,652 from the fund balance to balance the budget.

  • LUMC gets new ‘Tallent’ in the pulpit

    Sitting in an office with boxes yet to be unpacked, Jeff Tallent already feels at home.

    “We are glad to be here,” Tallent said.

    Tallent and his wife Cindy moved to Campbell County on June 20.

    The duo came here as part of Jeff Tallent’s appointment as pastor at the LaFollette United Methodist Church.

    It was a last minute change of plans.

    Tallent was slated to pastor the Valley Forge Methodist Church in Elizabethton. It would have been a 45-minute move for them.