Today's News

  • Car shows are coming to LaFollette

    An overwhelming response to the car show last weekend has sparked a line up of more shows to come.

    Jr Ogg, president of LA Cruizer Car Club, approached the LaFollette City Council about holding a car show twice a month in LaFollette. The council gave its blessing of the events, which will draw crowds to downtown to enjoy music, food and classic automobiles.

  • Reunions Sept. 2

    John and Sally Sexton Sparks family reunion will be held Sept. 4 at Cove Lake State Park, shelter #4. Covered dish luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.

    The class of 1960 and 1961 from Wynn High School will have a reunion on Sept. 4 at the Mountain Heritage Field. Attendees are encouraged to bring old pictures. For more information contact Venia at 562-3253 or Shirley at 562-1627.

  • Mountain Heritage Festival celebrates 40 years

    Good times filled with music, crafts, laughter and games will be held this weekend at the Mountain Heritage Festival.

    The annual event has been held in the mountains of Stinking Creek for the past four decades. Originally taking shape at a kitchen table as friends planned the first event to be held down by the water.

    The community event quickly outgrew the small creek side where it started and moved 10 miles down the road to the Mountain Heritage Field where it is still held annually.

  • A neglected garden does not produce

    Did you ever do much garden work? Whether a flower garden or a vegetable garden it takes a great amount of work.
    It means preparing the soil, getting rid of the weeds, as you work with the soil you make it fallow so you can plant.
    It reminds me that we must feed and take care of and give our souls nourishment.

  • LaFollette Council discusses upcoming agenda

    A workshop for the LaFollette City Council uncovered a basket full of items to approve at the next meeting.

    Discussion on the capital outlay note and the library grant took place during the workshop. Acting City Administrator Cade Sexton reported the library grant worth over $200,000 might be awarded to the city. Sexton will be notified by the end of September about the grant.

  • Labor Day is race day in Jellico

    On Monday, the fourth annual Miners Mile will take place at Indian Mountain State Park. The Jellico event will feature a two-mile walk, 5K and 10K races. A total of 14 age groups can participate in the action, making the event a family activity, said spokesperson for the Miner’s Mile Kevin Shelley.

    “There is something for everyone,” said Shelley. “I am always interested to see the places people are coming from.”

  • News Notes for Sept. 2

    The regular meeting of the Caryville Municipal Planning Commission will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 in the Caryville City Hall.

    The East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) will be distributing USDA commodities on Sept. 3 at the community center, old West LaFollette School, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 -2 p.m. Please bring a box and someone to carry the food out for you. For more information call ETHRA at 562-2948.

  • Sweet breakfast helps CASA provide services


    A syrupy breakfast was served up to support CASA of Campbell County in their efforts to help abused and neglected children last Saturday.

    The event fed over 150 people and raised over $1,400 for local children in the court system.

    CASA Volunteer Coordinator Maggie Inscho said the event was a huge success, bringing different types of supporters than other fundraisers.

  • Humane society hosting a meet and greet

    On Sept. 11, the Campbell County Human Society will host a meet and greet designed at gaining new members.
    Beginning at 1 p.m., the public, and their pets, can stop by pavilion number one at Cove Lake State Park to enjoy refreshments and learn more about the CCHS, said Elaine Maxwell, humane society member. Entering its 13 th year the humane society currently has around a dozen members. However, it hopes to see that number grow after the meet and greet.
    “We just want people to come and see what we are about,” Maxwell said.

  • Campbell County Indictments

    The following indictments were returned last week. Arraignments are scheduled for Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m.
    Jamie Hembree- theft over $1,000, vandalism over $1,000.
    Nicholas Valdez- aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000.
    Paul Hubbard- rape.
    Sandra Wilson aka Smiddy- attempted theft of property $60,000 or more, forgery $60,000 or more, criminal simulation $60,000 or more.
    James Leach- simple possession of drug paraphernalia, promotion manufacture of meth (property), promotion manufacture of meth, reckless endangerment-deadly weapon involved.