Today's News

  • Board of Education plans to open two new Alternative Learning Centers

    The Campbell County Board of Education hopes to expand learning opportunities for students as it plans to open two new alternative learning centers next school year.

    The school board is currently preparing to begin renovations at the old East LaFollette School. The city of LaFollette also owns part of the former elementary school, but the wings that previously connected it with the school board’s portion have been torn down.

    “The building is in excellent shape,” Rector Miller, BOE’s building and grounds committee chairman said.

  • Galilee men’s retreat to focus on Godly manliness



    This weekend, men will gather at Galilee Bible Camp to learn about Biblical masculinity.

    While these men may engage in outdoor activities, the retreat’s main focus is spiritual.

  • Former nursing home employee pleads guilty





    Before agreeing he was guilty of abusing a nursing home patient, Donald R. Nelson appeared hesitant.

    On Tuesday the 63 year old appeared in Campbell County Criminal Court to answer charges he had sexually assaulted a female resident of Cumberland Village Nursing Home. At the time he is alleged to have committed the crimes Nelson was an employee at the facility. He was terminated once the allegations surfaced.

  • Second annual Chillyfest slated for Jan. 21

     Chillyfest is coming to Veterans’ Park in Jellico this Saturday.

    “What I like about this (event) is it’s for our town’s people, our youth, our businesses,” Mayor Les Stiers said. “It’s a celebration where people can come enjoy our park. Good clean fellowship fun.”

  • Jellico women celebrate National Wear Red Day

     On Feb. 3, Jellico women will join many across the nation in wearing red to promote awareness of heart disease.

    “Red is just a symbol of heart disease,” said Doris Stiers, who is helping arrange the event.

  • East LaFollette to open



    The Youth Basketball League will have its first basketball games in the gym at East LaFollette this weekend. 

    The LaFollette Recreation Department finished renovations Friday. 

  • Cieslak remains in jail

       Wanda Kay Cieslak has logged another leg on her legal journey.

    On Tuesday she appeared in Campbell County Criminal Court to face an indictment that alleges she killed her newborn son.

    Still being held without bond, Cieslak shuffled into court in the jail issued pink jumpsuit. This time her head was up, a change from previous court appearances in which Cieslak’s head was down.

  • Brother faced brother 150 years ago at Battle of Mill Springs

     The Civil War wasn’t as clear-cut as north verses south, Confederate states verses Union states or abolitionists against slave owners. The conflict that divided the nation also drove wedges between neighbors. This conflict pitted Tennesseans against each other on the battlefield 150 years ago at Mill Springs, Ky. on Jan. 19, 1862.

  • Lloyd appears in criminal court

      James Lloyd probably won’t be getting any babysitting jobs.

    On Tuesday he was arraigned for child neglect, simple possession of marijuana, simple possession of drug paraphernalia.

    He will appear in court again next month.

    Lloyd’s legal issues arose in early December 2011. Just weeks before Christmas, a child that was to be under his supervision was found wandering the downtown LaFollette streets.

  • January 2012 Indictments

    The following indictments were returned last week by the Campbell County Grand Jury:

    *Brandon Lobertini, violation of financial responsibility, two counts unlawful possession of a weapon with intent to go armed, possession of a prohibited weapon, speeding.

    *Whitney Walden, no true bill.

    *Brandon Lobertini, Russell McGhee, aggravated burglary, theft $1,000-$10,000, vandalism $1,000-$10,000, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (McGhee), making a false report (Lobertini), initiating a false report (Lobertini).