There’s now a Yager Building on Roane State’s main campus

(Left to right)  Brad Raby, Jim Henry, Ken Yager, Flora Tydings, Randy McNally and Chris Whaley

HARRIMAN, TN (WLAF) – “I will treasure this the rest of my life,” said Sen. Ken Yager.  The Senator Ken Yager Building was dedicated on Friday on the main campus of Roane State Community College at Harriman.  A large crowd gathered for the ceremony in front of the building that was once called the Technology Building; a building built in 1977.


Visitors from 16 states among attendees of 5th annual ATV Fest

Country music star Bucky Covington (left) brought WLAF's Lindsey Hutson on stage for a sing-a-long.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - A chilly, misty start.  Construction in downtown La Follette.  Hurdles getting vendors in and set up.  Yes, there were challenges for the 5th annual Big Creek Fall ATV Festival.  However, after a break in the weather, the crowds broke out.  See all of Charlie and Lindsey Hutson photos HERE.


Pick up truck on its top on four lane

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - This truck flipped on its top near the cut-across on the four lane Friday afternoon around 1:30pm.


Drug bust at Jellico home leads to arrests


Trooper Fletcher, Campbell County native, arrests impaired drug trafficker

FALL BRANCH, TN (WLAF) - On Oct. 9, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Interdiction Plus (IP) Trooper Ryan Fletcher stopped to conduct a motorist assist on a vehicle that had pulled over just off I-26 in Unicoi County.


Yager, Powers announce $315,000 grant for ambulance purchase

(NASHVILLE)- State Sen.Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Rep. Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) have announced Campbell County will receive $315,000 through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).   Yager and Powers made the announcement after receiving the information from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). 


Hicks finishes in the IronMan World Championship on Saturday

KONA, HI (WLAF) - On Saturday, Campbell County native Joey Hicks competed and finished in the IronMan World Championship.  The competition consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run (140.6 total miles).


Bucky Covington is headliner at Big Creek Fall ATV Festival

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - "The Big Creek Gap RV Park is sold out and so is Ride Royal Blue, plus we've signed Bucky Covington as our headliner," said La Follette City Administrator Jimmy Jeffries.  Jeffries' idea of an ATV festival was launched in 2015 and continues to grow each fall.  This year is no exception as the Big Creek Fall ATV Festival has expanded to two days, Fri., Oct. 11, and Sat., Oct. 12.


LMC provides free flu shots today at the ATV Fest

Donna Orick of La Follette rolls up her sleeve for her free flu shot from Jessica Muse with LMC

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - "The La Follette Medical Center has already seen some flu cases, and now's the time to get a free flu shot to keep you from getting the flu or, at least, lessening your symptoms," said Kathy Myers.  Myers, LMC's Chief Nursing Officer, encourages you to get a free flu shot on Friday, until 2pm, at the La Follette Medical Center drive-thru flu shot line.


Tight squeeze for emergency traffic

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares an up top photo of traffic trying to give emergency traffic the right of way.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 10/11/2019-2PM)


Big Creek Run starts Friday at 1pm. List of where to get tickets is found here.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - How do you take part in the fun of the Big Creek Run?  It’s simple, travel around the county on Friday, October 11 and collect tickets. You don’t have to go to all the businesses to enter, but the more you visit, the better your chances of winning!


LMC offers free flu shots Friday and Saturday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - Tennova Healthcare  is offering free influenza vaccines on a first-come, first-served basis to the Campbell County community at the LaFollette Medical Center.


Finishing touches added for this weekend's ATV Fest

Mum's the word.  (Left to right) Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Pack and Firefighter Shawn McGlone of the La Follette Fire Department add finishing touches on Tuesday.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) - The 2019 Big Creek Fall ATV Festival is coming together.  WLAF's Charlie Hutson shares photos of crews adding final touches ahead of this weekend's big event.



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