Today's News

  • Marijuana plants plucked in Caryville

    Response to a noise complaint led Caryville Police Department Officers to pluck an early harvest of marijuana plants from a residence on Park Place Road.

    On Monday afternoon, Caryville Police Chief Johnny Jones was assisting a citizen with a complaint when he received a tip about a nearby resident allegedly growing several illegal plants.

    Jones and Sergeant Freddy Walker went to the house to investigate and were surprised to find over 20 plants growing next to the front door, said Jones.

  • Portrait draws attention to history of LaFollette

    A spray painted sketch on the wall of a downtown LaFollette building quickly took form to resemble the city’s founder on Thursday. Each black line created the full beard and soft eyes of Harvey M. LaFollette.

    The resemblance, taken from a newspaper clipping from the late 1800s, to LaFollette is unmistakable,. However, the portrait is more than simple artistic ability. It is Curtis Wilson’s attempt to bring life back to the city by recognizing the extensive history born here.

  • LPD finds ‘excessive amount of meth components’

    Tuesday afternoon may have been the ride of Mark Longmire’s life.

    Too bad it ended with 11 criminal charges and trip to jail.

    During mid afternoon calls started coming into 911 of a reckless driver on a motorcycle. It was also reported that Longmire had allegedly thrown an object at an off- duty police officer, said LPD Chief James Lynch.

  • Marlow indicted for murder

    A man charged with murdering his mother last month has been formally indicted for her death.

    On Tuesday, a newly seated Campbell County Grand Jury heard the grisly details of Gloria Marlow’s death, allegedly at the hands of her son, Richard Marlow, Jr.

    Afterwards it returned an indictment for first degree murder, first degree felony murder and especially aggravated burglary, according to court records.

    Marlow has been held in jail since his arrest on June 3.

  • Town board weighs in on codes violations

    The recent citations sent to the owner of Family Inn were discussed with attorney Reid Troutman at the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday.

    Troutman confirmed that the town does have building and electrical codes in place and well as other codes for sanitation and standing water.

    But the more important issue set before the board was the expectation of where the legal process will take them.

  • McClellan, Scott dismissed from Siler action

    A judge’s move to “breathe life back into a case” now means two men can give a sigh of relief.

  • Commission set to discuss signs, road repairs

    Roads and signs were on everyone’s minds at Monday’s county commission workshop.

    With the election three weeks away Commissioner Rusty Orick asked that his time at next week’s meeting be allocated for the presentation of an ordinance regarding signs. In his door- to- door campaigning Orick said he had repeatedly been told that citizens are “tired of these signs.”

    When Commission Lynn Letner asked Orick to expound on what he was being told, Orick put it back in Letner’s lap asking what he had heard from constituents about the signs.

  • Xtreme Rock Racing returns this weekend

    Action, adventure and a lot of mud are some of the things to be expected by patrons at the upcoming Xtreme Off-Road Rock Race in White Oak this weekend.

    The event will mark the fifth and sixth challenges for racers and the first event to be held this year at the White Oak course, sponsored by XORRA (Xtreme Off-Road Racing Association) based in LaFollette.

  • Caryville Board reviews recent issues

    Discussion about the attempted liquor referendum and approval of the ordinance to raise the sales and use tax in Caryville took place Monday night.

    During the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Ronnie Daugherty questioned why the board could not move the liquor referendum forward. Caryville Mayor Robert Stooksbury took the opportunity to apologize to the citizens for the board’s lack of knowledge on the procedure.

  • Taser ends chase of alleged assailant

    While many people were enjoying the July 4 fireworks, David E. Ball Jr., 27, of Jellico, was allegedly trying to flee police on foot.

    Last week, Jellico Police Officer Joseph Hopson responded to a disturbance at the apartments near Logans Street. Upon arrival Hopson could hear the voices of a male and female arguing, he said.