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A week-ago LPD arrest leads to Friday morning collar on N. 13th St.

TOP PHOTO: La Follette Police place Rodney Allen Partin, blue shirt, in handcuffs. “Partin’s going to jail today,” said LPD Det.-Sgt. Matthew Forsyth. LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Last week, La Follette Police arrested Randy Partin on multiple drug charges. See the related story HERE. Around daybreak this morning, the La Follette Narcotics Unit and Special Response Team raided Partin’s father’s home at 506 North 13th Street. The elder Partin, Rodney Allen, was the main target in today’s narcotics search warrant execution according to Detective-Sergeant Matthew Forsyth, and he was placed under arrest.
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One person critically injured following workplace incident in Bell County

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WYMT) - One person is in critical condition after being injured at an industrial worksite in Bell County. Middlesboro Fire Department/EMS posted about the incident on its Facebook page. Officials say at around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, they were dispatched to the Middlesboro Country Club where an employee fell...

Independence Day festivities set for Monday in Middlesboro

This Fourth of July, the city of Middlesboro will be hosting their Independence Day celebration at the civic center. Mayor Rick Nelson said the community picnic will be making a return from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m. “We’ll have hot dogs and chips, watermelon,...

Job Fair and Expungement Clinic pulls in crowd

The combination Harlan County Job Fair and Expungement Clinic took place at the Harlan Center on Wednesday, June 28, pulling in folks from all over the county who were looking for employment and a way to clear their record. Individuals looking for employment found an assortment of employers taking applications...

LS Cookies, Rachel’s Bouquets at Lace to Pearls today

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The word count in this story is minimal. However, the picture word count is at a thousand words. Just look. “These cookies taste as good as they look,” said Jennifer Seiber with Lace to Pearls hosting a big cookie event this morning starting at 10 o’clock.

The Doorway Gourmet is ready for holiday grilling

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Now is the time to order barbecue grilling foil packs from The Doorway Gourmet. The menu features BBQ chicken along with corn on the cob and potatoes or lemon/pepper chicken plus asparagus and potatoes. Each of these packets costs $8.99. Also featured is a choice...

Name released in deadly Bell County crash

BALKAN, Ky. (WYMT) - A Bell County woman is dead after a single car crash Tuesday evening. According to officials from Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan, one car was traveling along KY-2012 near the intersection with Balkan Road when the car crashed. 42-year-old Elizabeth Noe of Balkan was...

Troop 435 Court of Honor held

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A Court of Honor was held Tuesday evening for Macy Kibler of BSA Troop 435 to recognize her newly earned rank of Life Scout. The Court of Honor was also in recognition of the many accomplishments and merit badges earned by the Troop members of 435 over the last couple months.

LMU Law Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2022

Seventy-five law students honored for academic achievement. Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law (LMU Law) Vice President and Dean Matt Lyon is pleased to announce the Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester. A total of 75 students were honored for achieving a grade point average of 3.400 or above while carrying at least a nine-credit-hour course load.

Watch the WLAF candidate forum here on demand.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Election candidates went head-to-head on Thursday evening, April 7, in WLAF’s 2022 Candidate Forum held at the West LaFollette School. Watch the forum HERE on demand. The WLAF 2022 Candidate Forum made possible by:. Terry’s Pharmacy, Jacksboro Body Shop, Ideal Florist & Gifts, City...

Harlan Independent Middle School welcomes new principal

Harlan Independent Middle School will have a new principal in place for the upcoming school year, with current Harlan Independent High School teacher Mike Bolton selected to fill the position. Harlan Independent Schools Superintendent C.D. Morton gave some background on the new assistant principal. “Mike Bolton is a 20-year veteran...

Carl Rains, 81

Carl Rains, age 81, of Middlesboro, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on June 28, 2022. He was a lifelong resident of Bell County and a deacon at Gospel Outreach Church. Carl is preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Betty Rains, parents John Henry and Opal Rains, brothers Aubrey Rains, Estil Rains and Lee Roy Rains, and great grandson Maxwell Rains.