Today's News

  • Rowe looks to rebuild infrastructure this year

     As a new year has started, Jellico Electric and Water System interim general manager Billy Rowe looks to improve system by replacing parts of the infrastructure.

    “Anything for the customers,” Rowe said. “(I) want to make sure their money’s being spent for the benefit of the customers. To get this system back on it’s feet and not have so many power outages because of trees and bad lines, bad poles. We’ve got a lot of old stuff in the system.”

  • Council starts off New Year

     Several decisions were made at the LaFollette City Council’s first meeting in 2012.

    The council approved getting a credit card for interim city administrator Cade Sexton.

  • Gospel Plow Awards will be presented on Monday night

     The Campbell County Preacher’s Fellowship will honor 11 people at its “Great Winter Gospel Jubilee” with Gospel Plow Awards.

  • Local fellowship of churches meets regularly

     For 27 years, The Campbell County Preacher’s Fellowship has brought local churches together in fellowship and unity to worship together.

    “2011 has been the best year we’ve had in the fellowship,” Fellowship founder and moderator Kenny Gillum said. “We’ve had folks saved.”

  • First Volunteer to serve LUB

     Because of the holidays, the LaFollette Utilities Board met for its December meeting Tuesday night.

    First Volunteer Bank is LUB’s primary financial institution. 

  • Powers set to focus on welfare reform in the new year

    After coming off a year of accomplishments including working to balance the state’s budget and passing the I Hate Meth Act as well as stricter requirements for pain clinics in the state, State Representative Dennis Powers said he is looking forward to another busy year in Nashville.

    With the first session of the new year opening Jan. 10, Powers said his to do list is long.

    “One of my main focuses this year will be on welfare reform,” Powers said.

  • Residents look forward to Cumberland Trail Connector

     City officials hope to attract hikers to LaFollette with the Cumberland Connector trail.

    “We’re one of the entry points to the Cumberland Trail,” interim city administrator Cade Sexton said. “There’s not a lot of them.”

  • Poston sees challenges in coming year

    Nearly eight months into his tenure as Campbell County’s director of schools, Donnie Poston, is looking at 2012 as a new challenge.

    Citing improvements in discipline and structural upgrades in a number of the county’s school buildings as well as the support of teachers, the veteran educator said despite some of the challenges the system is facing the future looks bright.

    Because 2012 is a big year in the political arena, Poston said he is bracing himself for more changes in education.

  • Traffic stops lead to a number of arrests

    Reports of a car driving southbound in the northbound lanes on Interstate 75 kept Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Ty Daugherty busy on Dec. 22

    Initially Daugherty was unable to locate the white, 2001 Lincoln, but when he exited the interstate at Exit 144 he saw the vehicle parked on the side of the road with the bumper partially off.

  • Jellico Utilities hopes to finish projects in new year

     Jellico Electric and Water System Supervisor and interim General Manager Woody Swafford is all business going into 2012.

    “We’ve got some ongoing projects we’re trying to finish up,” Swafford said.