Local News

  • King charged with leaving the scene

    Leaving the scene of an accident did not bode well for a Clairfield woman.

    On Aug. 11 Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Darrell Mongar was dispatched to Duff Road to investigate a two-car accident.

    At the scene the victim of the crash said the driver of the other vehicle, identified as Amanda Lyke King, 30, of 330 Archer Center Lane, Clairfield, had left the scene in a burgundy truck carrying a baby in a car seat, records indicate.

  • Erratic driving leads to drug arrest

    A traffic stop for alleged erratic driving led the discovery of a number of pills on Saturday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Wallen was on patrol just after 3 p.m. on Saturday at the traffic light at the intersection of North Cumberland Avenue and East Central Avenue when he observed Roger Lee Wilson, 21, of  801 South 8th Street, Apartment 4, cross the double yellow line. Due to this observation Wallen turned around and activated his emergency lights while following Wilson.

  • Audit committee squashed for second month

    Discussion about the creation of an audit committee made an appearance on the county commission’s agenda for a second month in a row.

    After failing to gain enough support for the action during the July meeting Commissioner Tom Hatmaker decided to try his luck again on Monday night.

    Following Hatmaker’s reintroduction of the motion Commission Steve Rutherford questioned the need for such a committee.

    “Don’t all departments get an audit every year?” Rutherford asked.

  • Local author completes first book

    Books have been a part of Kristi Elaine Ivey’s life for as long as she can remember. And the urge to write them has been there just as long.

    “There’s never been a time that I can remember not reading or wanting to write,” Ivey said.

    Laughing out loud the LaFollette native confessed she probably has the beginnings of more than 50 books on her computer from the ideas she has had warbling around in her head over the years.

  • Hit and run trial underway

    Facing four criminal charges Louis Bargy faced a jury of his peers yesterday.

    He is accused of striking a man with his vehicle, killing him and attempting to cover up the crime. Officially, Bargy is charged with vehicular homicide by reckless conduct, leaving the scene of an accident with death, filing a false report and tampering with evidence.

    A jury of four men and eight women will decide his fate.

    Prosecutors in the case are arguing that in July 2010 Bargy was traveling on old Highway 63 when he hit Michael Jones, knocking him into a ditch.

  • Chaniott gets diversion; must pay restitution

    What a difference a year makes.

    This time last year Sandra Chaniott was beginning another school year as principal of Jacksboro Elementary School. But on Monday she was learning her fate in criminal court.

  • New utility rate structure causes higher bills at peak times: What should customers expect and what can they do to lower their bills?

    Air conditioning makes 95-degree weather bearable. But with soaring utility bills, is it affordable?

    Electricity is a commodity, and like gasoline, it is paid for based on usage.

    Last August, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s board of directors adopted a renewed vision that relies more on nuclear power and energy efficiency and less on coal, TVA’s website said.

  • Concerns expressed over animal control

    Bobbi Miller woke up to the sound of her dogs barking around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. She found the source for their agitation on her front porch. A mangy, stray dog stood soaking wet before her. It was dragging its hind leg because its hip had been dislocated, Miller said. Miller guessed the dog had been beaten. The dog was amiable, and wanted to come inside Miller’s house, she said.

  • Pyles loses car in raid

    A young man arrested for marijuana possession has admitted his guilt.

    On Monday Adam C. Pyles plead guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to sell it and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

    The 19 –year- old was placed on three years probation and granted judicial diversion for three years as well. He was also assessed court costs. However, along with this Pyles must forfeit a number of items seized by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department at the time of his arrest. This includes a gun, $1,750 in cash and a 1998 Ford Mustang.

  • Pack still hopes for new trial

    With his attempts to garner a new trial still proceeding Phillip Pack presented his star witness Monday.

    Shuffling up from the county jail, Richard Morrison told the court two other men had been with Jayne Love when she died on a mountain. It wasn’t Phillip Pack and Russell Pack that had been responsible for her death Morrison said from the witness stand.