Today's News

  • CTBI purchases LaFollette First National Corporation

    President and CEO of Community Trust Bancorp Inc., (CTBI) Jean Hale was all smiles last Wednesday about the completed purchase of First National Bank.

    CTBI acquired over 24,000 shares of First National Bank for approximately $16.1 million.

    In a share exchange on Nov. 17, the corporation paid $650 per share, according to Hale.

    LaFollette First National Corporation was immediately merged into CTBI following the share exchange.

  • Thanksgiving recipes from the LaFollette Press Staff

     Easy Cornbread Stuffing.

    Submitted by: Michell Daugherty


    Bake a pan of cornbread a couple of days before use.

    1 package of Pepperidge Farms Herb seasoned stuffing

    1-3 cans chicken broth (enough that the stuffing is still moist after it has soaked in)

    1-2 stalks of celery chopped, however much that you want to use.

    1 chopped onion

    rubbed sage


    In a sauté pan melt butter and sauté celery and onion until done. Set aside

  • Two meth labs found, four children removed from homes

    Just three months after being arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine, David Sean McKinney was found cooking up the same recipe for jail time as before. Only this time his three children were at the house when he was allegedly making the drug.

    A rusty swing set and bicycles laid on the grass outside 137 Hollow Lane in Caryville. Bottles and chemicals used to make meth were taken from McKinney’s upstairs bedroom. Meth lab components found in the bedroom included a spoon with a white powdery substance and a glass pipe with the same residue

  • Owls rip Oneida, 58-26

    Roston Letner blistered the nets for 22 points to lead the LaFollette Middle School boy’s basketball team to a 58-26 rout of Oneida last week.
    Letner scored 18 points in the first half alone and also hit a trio of 3-pointers.Dakota Dossett chipped in 7 points for the Owls, followed by Landon Reese, Duran Jackson and Austin North with 6 each; Dallas Griffith 5, Ethan Jeffers 4; and Jared Ruan 2.
    LaFollette led 32-13 at halftime.
    Gage West led Oneida with 11 points and three 3-pointers.

  • Bass not as deep as in previous weeks

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    The lake level on Friday, Nov. 19 was 1,002.96 feet above sea level.
    Surface temperature readings range from 58 to 60 degrees, with cooler temperatures being found upstream.
    Bass are more active in shallow water than in previous weeks.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Fall turkey hunting
    allowed in 63 counties

    A fall either-sex wild turkey hunting season is set for 63 counties across the state, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
    Counties open are those that have larger populations of wild turkeys and consistently high harvests of bearded birds in the spring.

  • Public Records Nov. 25

     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

    Nov. 15 – Nov. 19


    Ayers and Campbell, Haskel Hack Ayers Real Estate and Auction, Relda Campbell executrix, Paul Campbell Estate, Relda Campbell TR and Ginger Campell Holdredge TR to Edith Pennycuff, Dist. 3, $3,500.

  • 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.