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Today's News

  • Relay for Life to benefit American Cancer Society

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    Over 20 teams have organized to raise money for the annual Relay for Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS.)

    The Relay event will take place on May 1 starting around 6 p.m. and continuing through the night. The fund raising goal for this year is $70,000; $5,000 more than last year.

  • Mayor and Aldermen prepare for repairs

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    The Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently debated the liability and funding for the repair of the Jellico roadway.

    The state and engineers are being contacted about the work and the amount of any contribution, according to Alderman Alvin Evans who expects a response within the next 10 days.

    Mayor Forster Baird said the charter states the property owners are liable for the repair and maintinance for the right of way.

  • Cirillo is the Mother Teresa of Appalachia

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    From New York City to the mountains of Appalachia, Marie Cirillo has spent her life helping the poor.

    Originally from Brooklyn, NY., Cirillo recalls spending her childhood summers in central Kentucky.

    “With mother and all the children we came to grandma’s, just a little hilly,” said Cirillo of her fond childhood memories.

  • King arrested for alleged theft of multiple home items

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    When the victim of a home burglary reported the incident to police, the alleged thief was standing right beside him, according to Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

  • Bridal and Prom show slated for March 7

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    At last, a bridal and prom show has arrived and all those ladies looking for the perfect dress or affordable vendors are in luck.

    The latest styles of dresses and tuxedos, a variety of vendors and prize drawing will be part of this year’s Prom and Bridal Fashion Show at Caryville Elementary School.

  • Desotell arrested for alleged possession of meth

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    Last week, Campbell County Sheriff’s Department officer Jeremy Myers was dispatched to a possible meth lab transaction.

    Myers arrived at the Daniels Trailer Park just as Jessica Desiree Desotell, 22, was pulling into the area in her gray 1992 Toyota Corolla, said Sheriff Gary Perkins.

  • Jellico Aldermen seek clarification at meeting

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    At the previous meeting of the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Mayor Forster Baird moved Alderman Mike Johnson from the police department into the financial director position. Executing his new position over finances, Johnson addressed several purchases he deemed out of the ordinary at the meeting

    “I was going through some receipts, and East Douglas Lane in Crouches Creek, is that a private drive,” questioned Johnson about the street being owned by the town.

  • Blankenship arrested for fraud and possession

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    A stolen debit card led Campbell County Sheriff’s Department officers to investigate Shelly Brent Blankenship, 32, of Pioneer.

    Officer Jeff Ivey was dispatched to the Elk Fork Road residence in response to the stolen debit card, said Sheriff Gary Perkins.

  • LaFollette Council prepares for meeting

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    The Louie Bluie Festival Board approached the LaFollettte City Council for funding on Monday night. The council, preparing for the upcoming meeting, said it would try to find funding for the festival in the near future.

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