Today's News

  • County commission grants Trail Manor another six months without rent

     Monday night, the county commission granted Trail Manor’s request for a six-month reprieve from paying rent. This rent amounts to $4,500.

    It isn’t a reprieve, but an extension to the contract, county mayor William Baird said.

  • Program offers low cost spay and neuter services

     The Prevent-A-Litter program offers low cost spay and neuter services once a month. On Oct. 29, it will offer its services in LaFollette behind city hall.

    Prevent-A-Litter’s mobile clinic came to Campbell County for the first time in September.

  • Chamber to host pig roast

     The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual pig roast Nov. 8 at the Ball Farm Event Center from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • LaFollette to host second annual Veteran’s Day Parade

     LaFollette will host the second annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.

    “Everybody’s invited to attend,” parade organizer Roger Bingham said. 

  • Campbell County joins tri-state prayer rally

     At 3 p.m. on Nov. 4, Campbell County will join eight other counties in holding prayer rallies for Stand in the Gap.

    “The purpose of the events, is a cry for help,” said Dr. Duane Mills, pastor of First Baptist Church of LaFollette. “We’re in a mess.”

  • Jellico board agrees to apply for grants, declares Halloween hours

    Some grants from the state could make life a little warmer and safer for Jellico’s street and sanitation workers.

    The 100 percent Used Oil Recycling Grant could help purchase an oil-fueled heater for workers at the town’s cardboard collection center.

    “In that building over there, we have no heat, so we’re requiring our workers to work without heat,” said Jellico Mayor Les Stiers.

  • Breast cancer info session, free mammograms available in Jellico

    The town of Jellico, the Day Spring Family Health Center and the Susan G. Komen Foundation from Knoxville have teamed up for an educational session about breast cancer.

    “Everyone knows someone who has or has had breast cancer,” said Doris Stiers, one of the event organizers.

    The event will be tomorrow at the Jellico Civic Center from noon to 1 p.m.

    “We try to have it in one hour, that way people who are working can come, eat lunch, take in everything and get back to work,” she said.

  • Grant provides renovated homes for three Jellico residents

    Creaking floorboards, drafty doors and sagging roofs are no longer a reality for some Jellico residents thanks to Tennessee Housing Development Agency grants.

    “The deed on the old house was dated 1900, and it was just old and it was running down,” said Doug Martin, a recipient of one of the homes.

    He said parts of his old home were falling down around them, and he was forced to relocate his family, wife, Bobbi and their 11-year-old son.

  • LaFollette legends

    Editor’s note: The tales relayed in this story have become part of local folklore through the years. They are meant for entertainment purposes and should not be taken as factual accounts.


    Some parts of history never sleep.

    Saturday night, local artist Allan Miller led a ghost tours through downtown LaFollette to prove that. For such a small area, downtown has seen more than its fair share of murders and mayhem.

    Cumberland corpses

  • Animal advisory board hears from animal advocates

    Animal advocates could be another step closer to a volunteer program at the Adrion Baird Animal Center.

    A representative from the advocate group, Friends of Campbell County Animals, addressed the county’s animal advisory committee during its meeting at the shelter last Friday.