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Quarry blasting a concern for Speedwell community

Two Speedwell residents asked the Claiborne Commission on Monday evening to consider whether an ordinance could be drafted prohibiting any blasting, surface mining or rock crushing operations inside residential areas within the county. Gary Mayes and Michael Livesay also requested that the county get the ball rolling on cementing zoning...
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Caryville's largest employer could close soon

CARYVILLE, Tenn. — A frozen food manufacturer will soon close its Caryville plant, and hundreds of people in the community could lose their jobs. George's Prepared Food had a plant near the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. "We just got the notice of the actual letter, that's required for...
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Farmers markets help local economy grow

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Local farmers markets are a major resource in communities across our region. ”We usually have 100 to 150 people show up every market and we have a good time. We’re just here to promote healthy eating and help our farmers out, sell their produce and enjoy the community,” Becca Maggard, Whitley County Farmers Market Manager said.
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Here is the Norris Day 2022 schedule of events

The Norris Lions Club invites everyone to the 54th annual Norris Day Celebration on Monday, July 4th on and around the Norris Commons. The day’s activities begin at 8:30 am with the Firecracker 4K Fun Run, followed at 9 m by the Posting of the Colors. The rest of...

Southeast graduate turns side hustle into a career

Harlan native Ben Cochran worked underground for 15 years before making a career change. The deciding factor, according to Cochran, was watching his father struggle with black lung disease after 40-plus years in the mines. “I was laid off. I knew I could get a job with another company, but...
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Do you know what your candidates think? County Mayor Brooks profile

My name is Joe Brooks. I was born in Tazewell, TN. My parents were Jerry R Brooks and Patricia Lynn (Collins) Brooks of Tazewell. I graduated high school in 1988. I served in the US Navy. I have a BA in Philosophy and a Masters in Social Work. I operate Brooks Farms and am the current County Mayor.

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Kentucky attorneys respond to abortion ban; some offering pro bono services. One lawyer sees far-reaching implications for domestic violence victims, sexual assault survivors, immigrants, and children. How to keep pets safe during July 4 fireworks. Updated: 10 hours ago. Fireworks can be overly loud, scaring pets and causing them to...

Knox County Police Looking For Two Stolen Vehicles

The Knox County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help finding two stolen vehicles. The first is a green Honda 420 Rancher ATV, stolen in the Gray area off Route 6 on Wednesday, June 22. The second is a 2016 Harley Davidson, stolen from Standard Avenue on Thursday, June 23. Anyone with information on either of these vehicles can call Knox County Dispatch at (606) 546-3510. Officials say all calls will be kept confidential.

Laurel County Police Arrest Two Men On Alcohol And Endangering The Welfare Of A Minor Charges During Traffic Stop

Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports Deputy Tommy Houston and Deputy Bobby Jones pulled over a car on KY 770 near Corbin. During the stop deputies noticed an open alcoholic beverage container in the console of the vehicle and a strong odor of alcohol from the driver, 19-year-old Houston Stidham of London and a passenger, 23-year-old Tanner Cannon of Corbin. Also in the vehicle was an underage girl. Both men were determined to be under the influence and arrested. Stidham was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, open alcoholic beverage container and unlawful transaction with a minor. Cannon was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and unlawful transaction with a minor. Both were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center. The underage girl was released to other responsible adults.

Police Searching For Stolen Vehicles In Knox County

Officials with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department are currently asking for the public’s assistance in finding two stolen vehicles. The first is a green Honda 420 Rancher ATV, which was stolen off of RT 6 in the Gray area on June 22nd. The second vehicle, a 2016 Harley Davidson, was stolen on Standard Avenue on Thursday, June 23rd.
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Area happenings, church events, cemetery news, reunions and society items

AUG. 6 (deadline July 24) •The Powell Valley High School Class of 1958 and all other alumni will hold its Reunion on Aug. 6 beginning at noon at Shelley Belle Restaurant on the Powell River in Harrogate. We must have a headcount so contact Betty Jo Pittman at: 865-933-8943 or, email: no later than July 24.

Museum of Appalachia to celebrate July 4 with ‘anvil shoots’

NORRIS, Tenn. (WVLT) - While most Americans will be celebrating Independence Day with fireworks, the folks over at the Museum of Appalachia plan to celebrate by using gunpowder to send 150-pound anvils into the sky. These “anvil shoots” used to be common, but now the Museum is one of the...

Craig Davis is arrested after police pursuit through La Follette

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The call of a possible 10-49 driver (driving while drunk) came in to La Follette Police Central Dispatch at 1:39 Tuesday afternoon. Soon LPD Officer Aaron Adkins spotted the black box style Scion with black wheels on East Central Avenue and pulled over the compact car.

Changes around town

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares a couple of ‘around town’ photos with us today. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/29/2022-6AM)

Campbell Rural Fire Service answers 400+ calls a year

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The volume of calls the Campbell County Rural Fire Service receives in a year exceeds 400 which comes out to an average of more than one call a day for the all volunteer unit. Volunteers and grant dollars are the lifeblood of the organization which makes Friday’s grant check presentation all the more meaningful.