Today's News

  • CCHS junior finishes 31st at Foot Locker regional race

    On Saturday, Nov. 27, Foot Locker hosted the South Regional Cross-Country Championships at Charlotte. Male and female runners from 9 different states participated in 3 different races: high school freshman/sophomore; high school junior/senior; and high school seeded (fast heat). Campbell County was represented by Dayne Deavours and Lauren Evans, both of which run for the Knoxville Track Club.

  • New Jellico Mayor and Aldermen get down to business

    With standing room only in the boardroom, Mayor Les Stiers announced his excitement to help lead Jellico in a new direction.

    “This is a new beginning in Jellico and we have a new council,” said Stiers to the crowded room of Jellico citizens. “We have a lot of work to do, but the main thing is we are ready to get to work and I would like to call this meeting to order.”

    A long pause was given for citizen grievances. But the people in the audience were silent, waiting for the meeting to resume.

  • Jellico CEO resigns

    David Butler has accomplished many things in the past eight years with Jellico Community Hospital. That is why his resignation is a sad event for the Jellico community.

    Amidst his responsibilities as CEO, Butler was able to launch an aggressive outpatient strategy in the neighboring community of Williamsburg, Ky. He has implemented an updated computer system and helped build a functioning vascular program, said Executive Director of Business Development for Jellico Community Hospital Jason Dunkel.

  • Jail project hits another snag

    Just days after voting to approve a supplemental $2.6 million bond issue that would provide additional funding for the proposed justice center it seems the project has hit another roadblock.

    On Nov. 18 Jeff Marlow, finance director sent a letter to County Mayor William Baird outlining the situation.

  • Toy’s for Tots applications available on Dec. 4


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    The holidays are here. 

  • Blue Devils bounce Halls, 64-58

    Jellico’s varsity boys didn’t just open the high school basketball season with a bang Friday night at Knoxville. They opened it with a bombshell.
    Cody Malicoat gunned in a game-high 22 points to lead the Class A Blue Devils to a 64-58 upset of the Class AAA Halls High School Red Devils in a TSSAA Hall of Fame Game.
    Malicoat, a junior forward who transferred from Campbell County High earlier this year, scored 11 points in each half and also hit a pair of 3-pointers.

  • Jury says ‘not guilty’ in murder case

    With his brother sitting behind bars, Russell Pack is a free man.

    Both men were charged with the murder of Jayne Love in 2008. Earlier this year, Phillip Pack was convicted of second-degree murder in connection with Love’s death. As his verdict was read, he openly wept.

    But last Thursday brought another version of events for the older of the Pack brothers.

    In a trial that lasted less than a day, Russell Pack was found not guilty of second-degree murder and the lesser included offense of facilitation of second-degree murder.

  • Stores and shoppers gear up for Black Friday sales

    Before the turkey has even had time to digest shoppers will be gearing up to hit the stores for what retailers hope will be the biggest shopping day of the year.

    In fact, stores like Walmart won’t even miss a beat between the end of Thanksgiving Day and the beginning of the Black Friday shopping marathon.

    According to staff at the Jacksboro Walmart, the store will be offering special sale prices on select items.

  • Campbell County teams sweep Sevier County

    Perseverance paid off Friday night for Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams.
    Playing host to Sevier County for a TSSAA Hall of Fame doubleheader, both CCHS teams were able to withstand a challenge from the Smoky Bears.
    The Lady Cougars won, 51-49, in overtime. Point guard Courtney Morris scored 6 of Campbell County’s 8 overtime points and ended up with a game-high 16.

  • Parades and park events planned for December


    With Thanksgiving meals on the mind this week, many people are already planning holiday events for the first week in December.

    Among the holiday plans are several Christmas parades for the season. And two park events are being planned for an evening of worry-free fun.