Today's News

  • Joint workshop planned in Caryville

    A bevy of representatives are gathering in Caryville for the sake of liquor next Monday. That is for the sake of doing it right.

    These representatives are conducting a workshop to discuss liquor ordinances and procedures to enact those regulations Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.

  • Bradley nabbed on drug charges again


  • Weddings and anniversaries for Nov. 18
    •  Congratulations to Melvin and Sharon Blankenship of Elk Valley who will celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary on Nov. 25.
    •  William Shaun Parker and Carrie Ann Lay are announcing their engagement. The bride elect is the daughter of Sandra Lay of Oneida and Donald and Peggy Lay of LaFollette. The groom to be is the son of Bill and Rita Parker of LaFollette. 
  • Birthdays for Nov. 18

    Scroll through the photos to the birthdays featured in the LaFollette Press on Nov. 18.

  • New Jellico mayor and aldermen take oath Thursday

    An invitation has been extended to the public for the Jellico swearing in ceremony.

    The newly elected officials will fulfill the roles of office immediately following the ceremony at the monthly meeting. The swearing in ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. tonight, Nov. 18. A brief reception will be held before the board meeting at 6:30 p.m.

    Mayor-elect Les Stiers plans on making some appointments during the meeting, but others will be made at a later date.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Gun season opens Nov. 20
    for Tennessee deer hunters
    The first segment of Tennessee’s gun/muzzleloader/archery season for deer hunters will open statewide on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Units A, B and L.
    The season dates for all three units are the same. Nov. 20-Dec. 5 and Dec. 18-Jan. 9.
    One antlered buck may be taken per day anytime the season is open until the statewide bag limit of 3 is reached. No more than 1 antlered buck may be taken per day. An antlered buck is defined as a buck having an antler at least 3 inches long.

  • Buffalo Bill

    Living out your dream can have multiple interpretations.

    However, for Bill Kincaid there is only one- walking among his own herd of buffalo.

    On a cool Saturday morning in November, Kincaid and his wife Shawn were feeding the enormous animals. Hauling pellets purchased from the local feed store out to the buffalos in an ATV, the couple looked comfortable among the sizeable mammals. When the blue plastic tub was opened to access the pellets, one of the buffalos moved closer.

    He knew it was feeding time.

  • Documentary will tell ghost stories of Red Ash

    Caryville is haunted­— based on local legend.

    The sounds of invisible trains and glowing eyes are some of the folklore associated with the coal tower and cemeteries of Red Ash.

    While the stories appear to be well known on the Internet and across the country, Haunted Homes and Places owner John Ward is trying to find some truth to the tall tales.

  • Commission approves additional bond for proposed justice center

    After taking a lengthy hiatus from the commission’s agenda, discussion of plans and funding for the proposed justice center were back on the table Monday night.

    That is when commissioners were asked to vote on a $2.6 million bond issue for the proposed facility.

    During the previous commission’s tenure the group voted in favor of issuing an $8.4 million bond for the building that will house additional prisoners as well as courtrooms and office space. However, it was later determined the addition would require more money than first anticipated.

  • Cooper going to jail for theft convictions

    A woman claiming she only wants to help the elderly has been sentenced to jail for six months for pilfering one of her charges.

    On Monday Greta Cooper took the stand at her sentencing hearing in criminal court, something she chose not to do at her trial.

    Attempting to explain the money the jury convicted her of stealing was actually a gift from a friend, Cooper insisted she had done nothing wrong.