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Today's News

  • Jellico workers now insured

    JELLICO—The town is now covered under worker’s compensation insurance by Berkley Assigned Risk Services after previous provider TML dropped the town’s coverage on April 10.
    Among the reasons cited were too many claims made against the town, Stiers said.

  • Powers passes auditing bill

    NASHVILLE—Rep. Dennis Powers, R-Jacksboro, has managed to pass six bills this legislative session, including House Bill 651. House Bill 651 requires chairs of audit committees to report fraudulent or illegal activity to the state comptroller immediately. The bill amends a 2005 law. Lawmakers realized the 8-year-old law needed updating when a local audit committee failed to report fraudulent activity to the state comptroller.
    “They were trying to fall back under the confidentiality provision,” Powers said.

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  • Education officials mull budget

    CAMPBELL COUNTY—The Campbell County Board of Education mulled over 14 points in its most recent budget workshop on April 23. Among plans to save money for the 2013-14 school year are measures to consolidate bus routes, restructure staffing at the central office, implement online payments for student lunches and consider rejoining the Clinch-Powell Education Cooperative, a head-start program. The board will also deal with dwindling Race to the Top funds as the program comes to an end at the end of the 2013-14 year.

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  • Angler of the year becoming close race at the end of 2013

    ccannon@lafollettepress.com

     

    Going into the final tournament of the season, two boats are separated by only two points.

    Next week’s tournament, should it end the same as this past weekend’s, the two teams will go away in a deadlock tie for first place.

  • Local youth groups to deliver food to hungry

    Saturday evening, teenagers from local youth groups will serve meals to people in the county. Local youth leaders hope this will meet needs of hungry people and keep local teens interested in serving the community.
    “Give the kids an opportunity to get back together,” said Shane Carney, youth pastor at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church. “Keep the fire burning since (Disciple Now).”
    Disciple Now is a county wide event for teens held March 23-24.

  • Sports News 5-02-13

    May 2

    Jellico Middle School Baseball

    The Jellico Middle School baseball team will host Williamsburg at home. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m.

     

    Jellico High Softball

    The Jellico High School Softball team will host Lynn Camp for their final regular season game of the year. Varsity is scheduled to begin at 5:30, as they junior varsity will play directly after.

     

    Campbell County Baseball

  • LUB purchases Loby Blox site

    LaFOLLETTE—The LaFollette Utilities Board approved the purchase of the Loby Blox property for $115,000.

  • City to rebid City Hall roof project

    The LaFollette City Council could vote to accept bids to repair the roof over city hall at Tuesday’s meeting.
    At the workshop, council member Hansford Hatmaker encouraged the other council members to handle the bidding process correctly.
    “Let’s try to do it right this time,” Hatmaker said. “It’s been nothing but a problem.”