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Today's News

  • State to fund relief for meth lab cleanup

       When federal funding for meth lab cleanups went dry earlier this year local law enforcement agencies were left holding the bag- literally.

    With the cost for disposing of the hazardous materials left behind by an epidemic level of meth production rising upwards of $2,500 the already strapped budgets of local law enforcement have certainly felt the pinch.

  • SPORTS NOTES — June 9

  • Marina comment period comes to end

    Tennessee Valley Authority officials are hoping to make a decision on a proposed 500-slip marina at Heatherly’s Point on Norris Lake by fall.

    The agency has held two public hearings on the proposal, and the Corps of Engineers conducted a review earlier this year. The latest round of hearings were extended an extra few weeks for the TVA to receive additional comments.

    The latest comment period ended May 30.

  • Inmates helping county schools

    Twelve county inmates are headed back to school.

    But instead of carrying backpacks, the men will be toting cans of paint and brushes.

    “I had some teachers approach me and ask if there was a way we could help them get their classrooms painted,” said Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins. Plans were already underway to use inmate labor to help in the schools this summer, this idea was then incorporated into that proposal.

  • Campbell County Cancer Association fundraiser slated for Saturday

    Cancer is a dark and scary disease. But the Campbell County Cancer Association is doing all it can to make a difference in the lives of local people that are fighting for their lives. But this takes money.

    In an effort to continue providing area cancer patients with fuel vouchers to get to and from medical appointments, help with prescriptions and dietary supplements like Ensure and Boost the group is gearing up for one of it's major annual fundraisers.

  • School board discusses upcoming budget

    The Campbell County Board of Education met on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming school year's budget. With the close of the 2010-11 budget just days away, board members were forced to take a look at the bleak spending forecast for the upcoming budget year.

    Jeff Marlow, county finance director, was on hand to inform the group of the cards it has been dealt. According to Marlow, the system's Average Daily Membership has decreased by 68 a students causing BEP funding to go down by approximately $400,000.

  • City Council continues to wrestle with next year's budget

     Next year’s budget remained a high priority Tuesday night as the LaFollette City Council went into a workshop immediately after the meeting to try and “iron out the wrinkles.”

    The council has made it clear next year’s preliminary budget includes factors that are subject to change. The council, for example, has projected a five percent increase in the cost of health insurance for city employees, which has affected the balance.

  • Rutherford going to LMU

  • Powder Mill Night Tournament winners

    The Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series shifted to a night tournament schedule on June 3 that will continue throughout the hot summer months. Winners of the June 3 tournament were Jerry McNealy and Jason Elliott with 13.09 lbs. Runners-up were Tommy Moore and Jeff Fredericks with 11.02 lbs. Third place went to Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill with 10.01 lbs. Moore took big fish honors with a 3.14 lb. bass.

  • County teens ban together to fight drug problems

    Campbell County students have gotten involved in the fight against drug addiction this summer.

    Two teams of students are preparing to head to the Tennessee Teen Institute’s Summer Camp at Austin Peay University from June 20 to June 24.

    “I’m excited to go on this trip and help,” rising Campbell County High School Senior Olivia Frederick said. “I know that the drug issue here is a really big deal. We could really make a big difference.”