Today's News

  • Up to 16 families will be eligible for home grants

    Home grants for families in Jellico, LaFollette, Caryville and Campbell County amount to $750,000 for home rehabilitation.

    These municipalities have been awarded the 2010 Home Grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), a federal funding community program.

    In the midst of accepting funds, these municipalities will soon begin the application process eligible for low-income families. Graded on a point structure for age, income and number of people in household, the grant administrator will determine which families have the most need.

  • Cove Lake hosts meet for elementary, middle schools

    Campbell County elementary and middle school cross-country runners did well during last week’s home meet at Cove Lake State Park.
    In the elementary boy’s division, Blake Kibler placed 3rd overall with a time of 7:57, followed by Eric Phillips, 7th (8:03), Jared Bane, 9th (8:06), Timmy Zupancic, 25th (8:39) and Riley Faulkner, 26th (8:41).
    Others competing were Nick Phillips, Ty Seiber, Ethan Cox and Connor Baird.

  • County high school football teams stumble

    Dorian Eskridge ran for three touchdowns Friday night to help The Hardin Valley Academy football team avenge last year’s loss to Campbell County.
    The Hawks (2-0 district, 3-1 overall) defeated the visiting Cougars, 56-21, and moved into second place in the District 3 standings behind unbeaten Powell.
    Campbell County (0-3 district, 0-5 overall) remains in search of its first win.
    Hardin Valley built an early 14-0 lead in the first 2 1/2 minutes of the game. Eskridge scored on the second play from scrimmage, and then added another TD with 9:30 left.

  • Lady Blue Devils volleyball team unbeaten in district

    The Jellico High School volleyball team is off to a 4-5 start this season.
    The Lady Blue Devils, who made their first-ever substate appearance in 2009, were unbeaten (2-0) in district play as of last week. Jellico owns victories over rival Campbell County, Wartburg, Coalfield, the Knoxville Ambassadors and Knoxville Christian.

  • Sports calendar

    Basketball sign-ups
    Youth basketball sign-ups will begin on Monday, Sept. 27 at the LaFollette Community Center. Girls and boys, ages 5 thru 12, are eligible to participate. Sign-up hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday until October 16.

    Golf tournament

  • Tennessee Wildife Resources Agency news

    Deer season for archers
    set to open on Saturday
    Deer season for archers will open statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, Sept. 25. Dates in all deer hunting units are the same again this year.: Sept. 25-Oct. 29, Nov. 1-5 and Dec. 6-17.
    The antlerless deer bag limit for each unit is: Unit A (4), Unit B (2) and Unit L (3 per day). The antlered deer bag limit is a total of three for the year.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Sept. 23 -Sept. 30



    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving polish sausage w/kraut

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $4 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chef’s choice   

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class

    1 p.m. St. Mary’s Physical Fitness Therapist


  • Reunions

    The Leatherwood reunion will hold its 38thannual event at Cove Lake State Park at the pavilion on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the covered dish dinner will begin at 1 p.m. For more information contact Ernie Cornett at 566-7560.


    The Pyles reunion will be held on Oct. 10 at Cove Lake pavilion please bring a covered dish. The reunion will begin at 11 with lunch at 12:30.


  • News Notes

    Friends of Norris Lake will meet Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. at the LaFollette Community Center with representatives of the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to discuss water pollution issues.


    LaFollette Middle School Carnival will be held Sept. 23 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a haunted house, Velcro wall, bounce houses, obstacle courses, bingo, cotton candy, nachos, etc.


  • Church News

    Faith Way Assembly of God is hosting a two day event to help restore and revitalize women of faith in the community. Sister Sid Renfro is the special guest   speaker for the Women of Faith with Purpose event to be held on Sept. 
    24 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. A light lunch will be served following the Saturday service. For more information contact Whitney Alderman at 566-5161 or Emma Nolan at 562-7601.