Local News

  • Liquor Barn generates more revenue for Caryville in September

    The figures for September’s liquor taxes are in. And the revenue Caryville received from it has tripled since August.

    Caryville received $31,551.59 in liquor taxes in September. This is three times as much as Augusts’ $10,868.38. Just under $7,000 was received in July after 141 Wine and Spirits, Campbell County’s first liquor store, opened.

  • Collett coming to Stinking Creek

    When the Stanfield Church of God hosts its youth revival this week, a special guest will share his testimony.

    Steve Collett, the notorious criminal featured in the documentary Appalachian Dawn, will share how he turned his life around with God’s help.

  • Jellico Utility Board hears ideas for improving system

     At the Jellico Electric and Water System meeting Tuesday night, consultant Chris Mitchell came before the board with ideas for improvement to the system.

    “You guys haven’t made bad decisions,” Mitchell said.

  • High school senior gets involved in shoebox ministry

     Churches in Campbell County are trying to reach children, one shoebox at a time. One 17 year old leads the way at her local congregation. Lauren Evans, a senior at Campbell County High School has helped her church assemble around 500 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child this year. 

  • LaFollette Recreation Department looks to expand splash park

     The LaFollette Splash Park may become a little more exciting next summer.

  • LUB helps community through Operation Round Up

     For 99 cents or less a month, LaFollette Utilities Board Customers have the opportunity to contribute to different organizations in the community through Operation Round Up.

  • Dr. Sergeant dies at 95

     Dr. Lee Jess Seargeant, Jr., 95, died last Thursday.

    “He has been (real) instrumental in the practice of medicine in this county,” Dr. Burgin H. Wood said Monday. “Wasn’t anything spectacular he did, but he did his job and he did it well.”

  • Five arrested on meth charges

    An investigation at an abandoned house led to the arrest of five on meth charges last Wednesday.

    On Nov. 2 LaFollette Police Officers Pam Jarrett, Matthew Sandefur and Sgt. Jason Marlow responded to tips  meth was being cooked in an empty house located at 401 E. Walden Street.

    At the abandoned residence officers found Harold Daniel Bell, 47, 316 N. 4th Street; Tammy Leah Perry, 46, 725 Duff Road; Scott Elliott Roberts, 40, 414 N. 5th Street; Karin Grace Servier, 48, 103 E. Central Ave. and Elisha Michelle Wilson, 29, 708 New Clear Branch Road, inside.

  • Bailey nabbed after running from officers

    Running from police did not bode well for a LaFollette man last week.

    Ricky Lynn Bailey, Jr., 27, 708 S. 15th Street, was speaking with LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur on Nov. 4 when he suddenly turned and started walking away from the officer.

    When he was ordered to stop, Bailey allegedly ran toward a trailer located at the intersection of 8thand Beech Streets. As he ran into the trailer officers allegedly observed something in his hands.

  • BOE dumps junior board program

    After abandoning the junior school board member program for several years board members revisited the issue at Tuesday’s meeting.

    Board member Josh Parker broached the subject at the September board meeting and agreed to come back with more solid information the following month.

    Parker made a motion to reinstate the program with students from each high school submitting applications. According to the guidelines Parker presented, applications would be reviewed by board members and one representative from each district would be selected.