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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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Maynardville firefighters quit amid fallout from chief's firing

There's nobody to call chief at the Maynardville Fire Department and the bay doors are locked following the firing of Danny Smith. "This time, at least, they did call me. Is it retaliation? I don't know," Smith said. All but one of the nine firemen have resigned, according to the former chief.
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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...

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...

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,...

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.

CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations Raise More Than $260,000 During Second ‘Evening of Hope’ Event

Funds raised will benefit local cancer patients and their families. MOUNT STERLING, KY (July 1, 2022) – The CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations’ statewide “Evening of Hope” fundraising event has raised more than $260,000 on Saturday, June 18, with more gifts continuing to be made. Proceeds from the event will benefit CHI Saint Joseph Health cancer patients and their families. For the second consecutive year, the fundraising event was held in place of in-person galas and other fundraising events. The event included Kentuckians across the state – including in Mount Sterling – hosting a dinner party fundraiser, which featured a virtual silent auction, a mission moment and inspiring stories of hope.

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.

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...

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...

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...

Patkar Earns Master of Science in Strategic Management

WILLIAMSBURG, KENTUCKY – University of the Cumberlands held commencement ceremonies recently to celebrate its newest graduates. Participants in this year’s commencement ceremonies included graduates from 49 states and territories and the countries of Canada, India, Brazil, Spain, New Zealand, and Italy, among others. A total of 2,068 graduates received their degrees from Cumberlands that weekend.

Wilson Promoted to Lincoln Memorial University Associate Dean of Students

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Support Services Blaze Bowers has announced the promotion of Director of Student Leadership and Outreach Hannah Wilson to associate dean of students. Wilson joined LMU as an admissions counselor in 2016, where she served until 2020. In 2020, she...