Today's News

  • Public Records Feb. 24, 2011

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Feb. 14 – Feb. 18


    Willie J. Chadwell to Chris Cooper and Sarah Cooper, Dist. 3, $93,000.

    Francis Underwood to Todd Nance and Beverly Nance, Dist. 3, $62,253.37.

  • Jellico moves to abolish utility board

       The first reading of an ordinance to abolish the Jellico municipal board of utilities was approved last Thursday.

    The ordinance says the mayor and aldermen are abolishing the board of utilities in the best interest of the citizens of Jellico and customers of the Jellico electric and water system.

  • East LaFollette demolition begins; remaining building to be put to good use



    The walls of the building that was home to East LaFollette Elementary School are coming down - some of them anyway. But unlike its Caryville counterpart, some of the decades old building will remain. 

  • Coaches to meet, baseball sign-ups set at LaFollette Recreation Center

      LaFollette Little League coaches will meet tonight (Thurs.) at 7 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center. 

    Anyone interested in coaching tee-ball, coach pitch, softball or baseball should attend this meeting. 

    Also, player signups for all summer leagues will be held the next three Saturdays — Feb. 26, March 5 and 12 — from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center.

  • Comer earns 1st place at nationals

  • Cooper still fighting conviction

    Greta Cooper may be down but she won’t be counted as out.

    With a conviction and six month sentence looming for 22 criminal charges involving theft, Cooper is still waging a legal battle.

    On Tuesday Brent Gray, her attorney, asked Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton for new trial in Cooper’s case. Had the jury been made privy to a tape recording in which the victim said he gave Cooper not only the money but also permission to alter checks he had written to her, a different verdict may have been given, Gray argued.

  • Election commission finds votes; implements new procedures

    An oversight at the county election office is being chalked up to human error.

    As staff at the Campbell County Election Commission began work to archive documents following the November 2010 election, it was determined that nine votes hadn’t been counted. While it had been recorded the nine people had cast their votes, their ballots weren’t found and counted by the absentee board.

  • Comer earns gold at Flip Fest

     Jordan Comer, of LaFollette, recently competed at the Flip Fest Gymnastics/Trampoline and Power Tumbling competition (with over 1,500 athletes from all over the United States) held at Knoxville. She earned gold medals for her Level 9 floor routine and Level 8 double-mini trampoline performance. Comer also was awarded the silver medal for her Level 8 trampoline routine. Having just returned from The Matrix Winter Classic, a competition held in Huntsville, Ala., she won three gold medals for her performance on the floor, double-mini trampoline and trampoline.   

  • Phillips wants a new trial; judge says no

    Attempting to have Jerry Phillips’s case delayed for a seventh time Keith Hatfield asked for a continuance in the pedophile’s case on Tuesday.

    It didn’t happen.

  • Ward jailed when judge revokes bail

    A former Campbell County Deputy is behind bars following an appearance in court.

    On Tuesday Daniel Ward, who is facing 16 sex crime charges, was in Campbell County Criminal Court.