Lifestar lands on Stinking Creek Bridge

DUFF, TN (WLAF) - Lifestar landed to airlift a female patient from an accident at 1045 Stinking Creek Road. A side by side and a log truck were involed in the accident. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED - 09/23/2019-2PM-COURTESY OF LAFOLLETTE FIRE CAPTAIN EDDIE HATMAKER)


Safe burn permit system enacted beginning today

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - The Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry, is dealing with the dry conditions across the state.  Beginning today, Monday, Sept. 23, the Division of Forestry will activate the Safe Debris Burn Permit System.  This is 23 days early. 


'That GTX is second only to my wife' - Mike Arnn

PHOTO ABOVE:  Mike (left) and Darlene (right) Arrn share a laugh at Saturday's LA Cruizers Open Car Show

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - Until Saturday, Darlene Arnn (above) had never sat behind the wheel of husband Mike's '68 GTX.  And then, it was only long enough for a photo opp.  It's all in good fun, because Mike's never let anyone else drive his baby except their daughter.


Monday is Top Litter Control Officer in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) - Campbell County Litter Control Officer Glennis Monday (TOP PHOTO) has received the Judge Larry Potter Award for Top Litter Control Officer in Tennessee for the second time in three years.


The fall feel is here but not for long

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Fall arrived while most of us were sleeping this morning at 3:50 am.  Friendly temperatures came with the opening of Autumn.  However, they will turn summer-like before the week is out.


Human Trafficking 101 seminar is this evening

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - If you are curious to learn more about what human trafficking is and what it looks like in Campbell County, you are encouraged to attend a basic overview this evening in La Follette.


'We had a record show' - LA Cruizers President Tom Hatmaker

TOP PHOTO:  It's takes a lot of members to make the LA Cruizers Open Show the success it was.

This 1921 Studebaker drew a lot of attention.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) - The 18th annual LA Cruizers Open Show held on Saturday was one for the record book.  Several entries, a great turnout and near perfect weather made for a  successful day.


The back door is now the front for some DT businesses

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Downtown La Follette businesses are adjusting accordingly to the refurbishment project of the Central Avenue Bridge that began last week.


LA Cruizers Open Show is Saturday

The weather is expected to be really nice on Saturday for the annual LA Cruizers Open Show.


"Bunks and Burgers" is Saturday at Woodson Mall - Food City Center

VERY TOP PHOTO:  Here is a look after one bed is assembled from Bill Thompson (left) and John Polly (right) during the May "Bed Build" at United Cumberland Bank.

John Cain drilled holes for his assembly line part at the May "Bed Build."

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Volunteers and monetary donations are needed to help Sleep in Heavenly Peace live up to its slogan of "No kid sleeps on the floor in our town."  The organization, also known as SHP, builds bunk beds for children who do not have beds, and its hosting a fun event tomorrow called "Bunks and Burgers" at Woodson Mall.


Grant $$ headed to Caryville, Jacksboro, Jellico, & La Follette Libraries

(NASHVILLE) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston-in photo above) announced today that numerous grants have been awarded to counties in Senate District 12 from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) and the Tennessee Department of State Library and Archives Division.  Six counties in the district will receive ECD’s Three Star grants, while 15 libraries will receive Technology Grants from the State Library and Archives. 


La Follette’s become TDOT’s town; frustrations abound

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Fencing in downtown La Follette went up Thursday to go along with the already placed barrels, barriers and the like in place in anticipation of the refurbishment work expected to begin on the Central Avenue Bridge.  With the fencing, frustrations for all concerned are on the increase.


CHET has fulltime job openings

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Community Health of East Tennessee manages four supported living homes for mentally disabled adults in the LaFollette and Jacksboro area. These homes are staffed 24/7 and provide complete personal care for the residents including cooking and cleaning.


Car fire creates delays on I-75 south through Campbell County

RIDGEWOOD, TN (WLAF) - A car caught fire near Mile Marker 131 on I-75 in the noon hour Thursday afternoon.  The compact car was fully involved when firefighters arrived.  The two young women in the car escaped safely. 


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