Today's News

  • Former director of schools and federal programs supervisor arrested

    Nearly two months after resigning from their posts with the Campbell County Board of Education under a cloud of suspicion, Dr. Michael Martin, former director of schools, and Karen Bundren are now facing criminal charges.

    Officials with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Martin and Bundren turned themselves in to authorities around 2:40 p.m. The pair is charged with theft over $1,000, forgery, official misconduct, tampering with governmental records and falsifying.  They bonded out of jail on $5,000 signature bonds at 4:30 p.m.

  • Birthdays for Dec. 2

    Scroll through the pictures to the birthdays featured in the LaFollette Press

  • News Notes

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


    Southern Sons Motorcycle Club will host its annual anniversary party at the clubhouse on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., follow the signs from Demory Road. For more information call Eddie at 912-2484.


  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Dec. 2- Dec. 11



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving beef stew w/grilled cheese sandwich

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $3 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving baked potato, carrots, corn bread

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class


  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Dec. 7 - Dec. 11




    Sloppy Joes

    Lettuce, Tomato

    Onion, Pickle

    French Fries

    Fresh Veggies

    Chilled Peaches  




    Chicken Fajitas

    Taco Salad

    Steamed Corn

    Whole Baby Carrots

  • Holiday Activities

    Holiday Activities


    AWalk Through Bethlehem, at the Lake City Football Field in Lake City will be held Dec. 2, 3 and 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night.  Admission is free, but donations will gladly be accepted to support the Jim Ed Lawson Basket Fund which assists less fortunate families in the area. This ministry will proceed regardless of the weather.


  • motorcycle crash causes one fatality

    A motorcycle rider lost his life on Thanksgiving Day.

    Last Thursday, at approximately 9:09 p.m., Donald L. Heck of LaFollette died in a motorcycle accident. Heck was driving a 1980 Harley Davidson northbound on Demory Road, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol fatality report.

    Heck lost control of the motorcycle on a right hand curve, based on the report. The vehicle veered off the roadway on the left side and struck a guardrail.

    THP Trooper Larry Skeen investigated the crash. There were no other injuries reported. Heck, 50, was wearing a helmet.

  • Medical foundation provides end of year grants

    With the end of the year in sight, the LaFollette Medical Foundation made its final disbursements last week.

    St. Mary’s Medical Center of Campbell County was awarded $110,000 for a digital mammography unit. This is one-half of the estimated cost for the equipment. In August representatives from the hospital appeared before the board and asked for the $220,000 to fund the purchase. However, at that meeting the foundation didn’t allot the money to the hospital. But last Tuesday, the foundation took action.

  • A hundred signs with a hundred anti-meth messages

    Toby Young’s sister has been using drugs for years. It started as prescription drug abuse and eventually led to more accessible, cheaper substances like methamphetamine.

    “It affects me more and more, every time I talk to my sister,” said Young about the impact meth use has on an entire family.

    This is one of the reasons Young and Jonathan LuAllen founded the I Hate Meth organization.

    In two weeks LuAllen and Young have worked harder than ever before.

  • Town of Jellico offers coat drive

    A box in the lobby of Jellico town hall is quickly filling up with warm jackets.

    It’s for a coat drive- a project that has never been done by the municipality. But a project Mayor Les Stiers said is needed in the Jellico community.

    On Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the donated coats will hang on racks for people in need to come and choose from.

    Stiers said the coats have been outgrown and discarded. They have been cleaned and prepared for the coat drive by several women in the community.