Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was the reason for a crowded room at the Jellico Town Hall Monday afternoon.
Stories evoked both tears and laughter as King’s legacy was intermingled with the history of Jellico.
“I can remember as a child, reading about what he stood for,” said Jellico Mayor Les Stiers of Martin Luther King Jr., being a fighter who believed in equal justice and non-violence. “I would just marvel at what he was trying to do and how he stood up for what he believed in and ultimately gave his life for it.”