Today's News

  • Lady Owls’ Camp set May 16-19

     The Lady Owls’ Basketball Camp will be held May 16-19 at the LaFollette Middle School Gym. Hours will be 3-5 p.m.

    Registration will be May 16 from 3-3:20 p.m. The camp is for girls in grades K-8. All campers must have a registration form signed by parent or guardian. The camp fee is $50. Focus will be on the basic fundamentals of basketball and will include individual and team competitions with opportunities to win awards. Each camper will receive a free t-shirt.

  • Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt set Saturday in Campbell County

      A couple of Campbell County sportsman’s groups are working hard to make sure that handicapped hunters also have a chance to enjoy the great outdoors.

    The Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association (CORA) and Pine Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) are hosting the 7th annual Wheelin’ Sportsmen Hunt on Saturday, April 30 at the farms of Terry Lewis and Ron Cunningham in Campbell County.

  • CCMS baseball team sets single season win record

     On the heels of a 3-game winning streak, the CCMS baseball team faced off against Oneida on the road on April 18. 

  • Traffic stop takes pills off the street

    Running a stop sign led to serious charges for two women last week.

    Last Thursday LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur saw Angelique Phelps, 41, 7300 Greydale Drive, Huber Heights, Ohio, allegedly run the stop sign at the intersection of North 11th Street and Prospect Street.

    During the traffic stop Sandefur noticed an unrestrained toddler in the backseat of the vehicle. Also allegedly in plain view was a purse Phelps claimed was hers. The purse allegedly contained several clear plastic resale bags.

  • Lady Owls’ tryout set

     A tryout day for the Lady Owls’ 2011-12 middle school basketball team will be held on May 27 from 3-5 p.m.

    Anyone interested in playing basketball next season must attend this tryout, as there will be none during the fall.

    There will be a mandatory meeting on May 27, immediately following tryouts, for parents of any player that makes the team.

    At least one parent has to be present at the meeting.

  • Active meth lab found in truck last week

    Erratic driving and a turn signal led authorities to the discovery of a meth lab last Wednesday afternoon.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Mongar spotted a car traveling on Highway 25W that had been driving for approximately a quarter of a mile with its right turn signal on. The vehicle then straddled the yellow line. This prompted Mongar to stop the vehicle.

  • New meth laws could punish ‘smurfs’ and those who endanger children

    As meth cooks lurk around in search of new places and ways to manufacture their deadly cocktail of household cleaners and cold medication, other groups are banning together to stop them.

    Legislators and law enforcement have been collaborating to make obtaining pseudoephedrine a more difficult process. Without this key ingredient, meth cooks could be shut down.

  • Green arrested for assault

    A lesson in being a good neighbor may be in order for Linda Green.

    On Sunday LaFollette Police Officer James Farmer was dispatched to Lindsey’s Apartments on East Central Avenue to investigate claims that Green, 44, 111 East Central Avenue, Apartment 202, was fighting with other residents of the apartment building.

    At the scene two victims reported Green had broken into their apartments and threatened them with a knife.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series April 23 winners

    Tom Brown and Brian St. John took 1st place with 10.07 lbs. of bass Saturday during the 6th week of the Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series on Norris Lake. Runners-up were Teddy and Tyler Lawson with 10.05 lbs. Third place went to Chris Johnson and Barry Jackson with 9.12 lbs. Jerry Fox was big fish winner with a 3.12 lb. bass. Winner of a $50 gift card from Brown Farms was Karen Miller.

  • Pyro Shows to light up the Cuban sky

    When America celebrates her independence this year, a local company will be on Communist soil for the event.

    Pyro Shows will be shooting fireworks at the Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. For Lansden Hill, the man at the head of the company, this is chance to thank the military men and women stationed at the base.

    “The men and women who are serving there are in a hostile environment. What they are doing lets us live the lives we want to live,” Hill said.