Today's Opinions

  • Commission's spending leaves coffers empty

       Robbing Peter to pay Paul is a time honored budgeting method. But what happens when Peter has already been held up? That is the circumstance the new crop of county commissioners is facing after their   spent nearly all of the discretionary money set aside for the commission in the 2010-11 fiscal year.

    On the front page of today’s Press is a story detailing the last minute spending habits of the outgoing county commissioners.

  • A Good Resource for Students

  • Editorial Cartoon Sept. 16
  • Letter to the editor


    LaFollette Press:

    My name is Betty Leach, I was born at LaFollette Hospital, grew up and lived in this county all of my life.

    I have recently had the unfortunate experience of becoming involved with an area social services agency and I have to say there are no words to describe it. I have worked with the public in the medical community for over 25 years, paid my fair share of taxes, and hopefully I have helped a few people along the way.

  • A league of their own

  • Spiritually Speaking

    We must covet earnestly the best gift


    Our pastor asked the congregation recently if we thought (or if we believe) we (individually) have a gift (spiritual). He was urging us to stir up our gift or gifts.

    Paul told Timothy in II Timothy 1:6 “Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.”

  • Jellico Library News

    Jellico Library News

    Library Director Mark J. Tidwell

    We have had a lot of requests for scary movies lately.  Thankfully, a nice lady (Michelle) donated approximately 30 of the genre from her personal collection.  Library assistant Kimber Monday went right to work on them and got them shelf ready for checkout.  So, with Halloween coming up before you know it, you might want to stop by and check out some of these DVDs.  Remember, rated R movies can only be checked out by those over eighteen years of age.

  • From the Mountain

    Last year, at least in our locale, there were not any cherries to pick during the spring.  When warmer weather rolled around, the apple trees were barren of fruit as well.  It was just a lean year for such things, for intricate reasons that Mother Nature has woven in her tapestry of the seasons.