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Today's News

  • LaFollette City Council will discuss how to afford increased insurance costs

     The LaFollette City Council has a quick decision to make about how to pay for an increase in insurance costs.

  • Shepherd’s Home celebrates second annual celebration banquet

     The Shepherd’s Home will honor two graduates at its second annual celebration banquet.

    The Shepherd’s Home has hosted two fundraisers this year, including a Valentine’s Banquet and a golf tournament. The celebration banquet is its third event.

    Shepherd’s Home Executive Director Christine Morris considers the banquet good news.

    “It’s a message of hope,” Morris said. “There’s hope, and there’s freedom for the addict.”

  • Lion’s Club attempting to start a new club in Jellico

     Efforts are underway to start a Lions Club in Jellico.

    On Oct. 10, President of the Campbell County Lions Club Mike McDonough went before the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen with plans to start a club.

  • Oneida defeats JMS for Class AAA crown

    Jacksboro Middle’s football team fell 46-6 Saturday to Oneida in the Class AAA championship game at Anderson County High School.

    Austin Raines scored the Eagles’ lone touchdown when he successfully returned an onside kick.

    “We had a chance to get within 22-14 at one point,” Jacksboro assistant coach Brent Peel said.

    “We were on their 10-yard line and couldn’t stick (the football in the end zone).”

  • Jellico Highway Church of God offers “Meals in a Pinch” once a month

     It is easy to feel compassion for people who don’t have the money to buy food. Members of a local church have put that compassion into action.

  • Officer Jarboe a good fit in Jellico

     Adam Jarboe is looking to learn from the opportunities he receives as the Jellico Police Department’s newest officer.

  • Phillips charged with stealing awning

    When LaFollette Police Officer James Farmer arrived at 507 N. 9th Street he was advised by the complainant that he was checking on his son's property when he noticed Phillips, 31, of 1212 W. Walden Street, cutting down the 15 foot metal awning. After being confronted Phillips allegedly reported the victim had given him permission to take the metal.

    Farmer contacted the property owner, who reported he had not given anyone to be on the property or to take anything from it. The awning was valued at approximately $1,000.

  • Henderson charged with underage consumption

    Reports of a fight at a N. Indiana Ave. residence led to an arrest for something altogether different.

    On Oct. 29, LaFollette Police Officer Daniel Smith was called to 110 N. Indiana Ave. to investigate reports of a fight. When he arrived the homeowner stated when he got home he ran some people off his property that were fighting.

    At the home officers reported hearing loud noises in the upstairs area. The homeowner stated no one was up there.

  • Morton arrested for assault, wanted on federal charges

    The search for a LaFollette man wanted on local and federal charges ended with the help of two off-duty deputies.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Cody Chapman responded to a domestic disturbance complaint on Wildwood Circle approximately a month ago. At the scene he determined from information reported by the victim that Eric Bradley Morton, 29 of 609 Wildwood Circle, had allegedly assaulted and choked his ex-wife. Records indicate Morton fled before CCSD deputies arrived. Chapman obtained an arrest warrant for Morton charging him with aggravated assault.

  • Alleged drunk driver almost hits officers

    An alleged drunk driver chose the wrong people to nearly hit on Saturday.

    Campbell County Sheriff”s Deputy Ty Daugherty reported he was performing a traffic stop when he and a colleague were almost struck by a car on Old Middlesboro Highway.

    Daugherty indicated he saw Gregory Leon Huckaby, 52, of 507 Lynch Hollow Road, cross over the white line and onto the shoulder of the road almost hitting the deputies.