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Today's News

  • Spiritually Speaking

     

  • Celebrate Recovery draws awareness at Friday breakfast

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    Celebrate Recovery has been helping people with hurts and hang-ups for years. 

    But with recent efforts by the Leadership Class of Campbell County a new kind of awareness will be paid to the volunteer’s efforts.

    The leadership class, established by the chamber of commerce, is comprised of 11 individuals from various businesses in the county.

  • St. Mary’s CEO attends US Senate panel

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    A Campbell County executive recently had his voice heard in Washington, DC., speaking out on medical care for veterans in rural areas.

    On Feb. 26 St. Mary’s CEO Alan Watson participated as a representative at a United States Senate Committee Panel discussion speaking from a rural hospital perspective.

    “We spoke of the challenges with no veteran’s hospitals in the area,” said Watson.

  • Parrott charged with aggravated assault

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    Charles Andrew Parrott is no stranger to violent crimes. And he has the convictions to prove it.

    After serving time in prison for a knife attack, Parrott was again arrested last week

    Arrested on March 12, Parrott, 308 Carr Wynn Road, LaFollette, was charged with multiple offenses.

  • Rape suspect arrested Tuesday

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    Leslie Kenny, 51, of Jacksboro, is facing a rape of a child charge after his wife allegedly observed him acting in an obscene manner. The incident is reported to have occurred on Christmas Day 2008.

    A forensic interview was conducted with the five-year-old victim, said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

  • Jellico Utility gloomy over financial state

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    A discussion on finances left the Jellico Electric and Water System Board of Directors feeling sullen about the water system’s financial situation.

    General Manager for Jellico utility Mike Bethurem addressed the vehicle depreciation funds for both the water and electric systems. While the electric system is in good standing, the water system is preparing to pay out large amounts of money for construction  improvements.

  • Two arrested at Graveyard point

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    Last Friday, two people sitting in a vehicle at the boat ramp at Grave Yard Point were soon in sheriff’s department custody for drug possession when deputy Jeremy Myers noticed something suspicious.

    Myers was patrolling the area around 1 p.m. when he noticed the suspicious behavior of two people in a red jeep with Georgia tags.

  • Two people net burglary and theft charges

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    Lesson one: when stealing from family members, don’t leave pawn receipts in their  vehicle with your name on it.

    In late February, the alleged victim of a truck burglary reported the incident to the sheriff’s office, according to the Campbell County Sheriff’s offense report.

  • Pits bulls destroyed following attack on neighbor

    Four dogs are dead and one woman is recovering from severe wounds following a Tuesday afternoon attack.

    Around 1 p.m. Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy Darrell Mongar reported to the scene of a dog attack in Caryville. The offense report states two of the four Pit Bulls were locked inside the owner’s trailer on Enix Lane.

    The owner of the residence left the animals in the trailer on Monday and had not returned home, the report states.

    “The dogs got out, started biting the victim near her front porch,” said Mongar.

  • House fire claims one life; two others hang in balance

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    A morning house fire has claimed the life of a child as his sibling and mother continue to fight to live.

     The victim’s were in route to UT Medical Center via Life Star with lifesaving measures taking place at 11 a.m.