LUB continues working on its biggest outage in years

first_imgThe LUB power outage map shows more than 400 customers still without power on Saturday night.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – From 3,700+ customers without power to just under 500 still out of electricity is how far crews with the La Follette Utility Board have come in 24-hours.  “Most of those in that group of 484 probably won’t have power until tomorrow,” said LUB General Manager Kenny Baird as darkness settled-in on Saturday night.A severe thunderstorm with winds verified by the National Weather Service as high as 70 miles per hour swept through Campbell County in the 5 pm hour on Friday afternoon felling well more than 100 trees from Caryville to Speedwell.Baird said, “It’s been a while since we’ve had one like this.”  Six related stories and photos are further down this page.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/01/2020-9PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Barcelona 2-0 Real Madrid

Barcelona extended their lead at the top of La Liga and moved 12 points clear of Real Madrid thanks to late Samuel Eto’o and Lionel Messi goals.Real, playing their first league game under Juande Ramos, looked as if they were going to frustrate Barca thanks to some fine Iker Casillas saves.However, with ten minutes remaining Carles Puyol headed towards Eto’o and the striker’s tap-in crept over.In injury time, Thierry Henry sent Messi clear and his chip beat Casillas.Before he was ousted earlier this week, Ramos’ predecessor, Bernd Schuster, had predicted the defending La Liga champions would find it “impossible” to beat Barcelona.However, victory did not come easily for the Catalans, who are now unbeaten in 14 league games. As much as the home side beguiled with their customary slick passing, they found it difficult to break down a Real side whose goalkeeper was in inspired form.Messi was instrumental in Barcelona’s early dominance, with the diminutive Argentine cutting inside Guti, forcing Casillas into a fine reflex save low to his right.Fabio Cannavaro then had to produce a perfect sliding tackle to prevent Messi from unleashing a shot after he and Eto’o had exchanged a delightful one-two on the edge of the box.Real kept close attention on the 21-year-old Messi, both legally and illegally, and consequently his influence lessened as the half went on.Sergio Ramos and Royston Drenthe were both yellow carded for felling Messi, but for all their cynical tactics on the Barca number 10, Real were far from outplayed by the La Liga leaders. Real caught Barca unawares on the counterattack on a number of occasions and had the best chance to break the deadlock when Drenthe was sent clear on goal only to shoot straight at the onrushing Victor Valdes.After the break, Eto’o went close with a rasping volley from the edge of the box before the game burst into life when Michel Salgado conceded a penalty for a foul on substitute Sergio Busquets.However, Barca were once again unable to get the better of Casillas as the Spanish international keeper dived to his left to tip away Eto’o’s spot-kick.Two minutes later and Spain’s number one was forced into a double save, firstly stopping a vicious 20-yard shot from Eto’o and then impressively preventing Messi from following up from 10 yards out.Just as Real seemed to have succeeded in frustrating Barca, Eto’o made up for his profligacy with an easy tap-in and, waving his shirt above his head, the Cameroon international ran away towards the Barca dugout to celebrate scoring against his former club. To cap the celebrations, Messi, who had been a peripheral figure in the second half, beat Casillas with the coolest of finishes, leaving Real’s title hopes hanging by the finest of threads.Source: BBC read more