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Today's News

  • White addresses grievance at city meeting

    Near the end of the LaFollette City Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Mike Stanfield introduced a grievance against City Administrator David Young. City Recorder Linda White had filed the complaint.

    “I have spent many nights, sleepless nights, debating on this, but today I found peace and I know I am making the right decision,” said White as she stood and passed around a 12-page document to the council, city attorney and Young.

  • Community Health Foundation holds reception to raise funds

    Citizens gathered at the LaFollette Church of God Friday with one thought on their minds-the betterment of the community through two organizations.

    Though Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington was the guest speaker, there wasn’t much football talk going on at the Community Health Foundation reception. Instead, Pennington spoke of the importance of giving back to the community.

  • Jellico Municipal Court nearly established

    The Jellico Mayor and Aldermen met once again on Tuesday night in order to continue the process of establishing a municipal court system. At the last meeting, a judge’s salary was set at $1,000 dollars a month. At Tuesday night’s meeting, Vice Mayor Mike Johnson asked if that salary could be amended to something less.

  • Wrap World business ready to wrap up new designs

    There’s a new vinyl and sign business open in town. However, Wrap World is much more than that, according to owner, Justin Hofmann.

    “We do anything to do with signs and graphics,” Hofmann said.

    From vehicle wraps, yard signs, banners, as well as business cards, flyers and even post cards, Wrap World does it all.

  • Y-12 holds groundbreaking for new branch

    Y-12 Federal Credit Union held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for its new LaFollette branch. It will be the credit union’s second location in Campbell County and will be located at Central Avenue at Massachusetts Avenue.

    This new facility will be Y-12 FCU’s fourth branch to adopt the concept of dialog banking, according to Traci Harrison, marketing team leader. Instead of the traditional teller line found in most financial institutions, the new branch will include teller towers.

  • Jellico Hospital asks mayor and aldermen to amend lease

    At Tuesday night’s meeting, representatives from the Jellico Hospital appeared before the board of mayor and aldermen asking for a lease amendment.

    The current lease is set up on a two year revolving lease with a required one-year notice for breaking the lease. Hospital Administrator David Butler informed the board the hospital’s parent company, Adventist Health, was requesting the lease be amended to a one year automatically renewing lease. The board agreed to amend the lease.

    This is the second lease amendment for the hospital in the past year.

  • Stimulus funds available for local not-profits

    Thanks to federal funds, those who have been recently laid off may get some financial relief through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

    Money is allotted for emergency shelter and food every year, but this year, due to increased unemployment even more funding is coming into the county.

  • Valley View students celebrate the earth

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    Along the hallways at Valley View Elementary are blue and green colored earths and happy birthday Earth posters. These warm wishes to the planet are part of the schools extended Earth Day celebration.

    Teachers at Valley View have taken the holiday to a new meaning by creating fun class projects where preserving the Earth’s resources are the main objective.

  • LaFollette Council approves engineering fees

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    The LaFollette City Council elected to continue with construction of the Pleasant Ridge Bridge Tuesday night.

    The project is planned to be an even match of county and city funds. City Administrator David Young said Campbell County Road Superintendant Dennis Potter wanted a guarantee for engineering fees before the project can be bid.

  • Church robbery stopped in progress