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Today's News

  • Lady Cougars' win streak broken by Maryville, 60-50

    Campbell County’s girls had a nice little three-game win streak going until Maryville High School’s basketball team got in the way Saturday afternoon.

    Senior guard Jessica Moore led all scorers with 27 points in a losing cause for the Lady Cougars (4-2 overall), who were beaten 60-50 by the Lady Rebels on the final day of the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic.

    Sophomore Maria Foust contributed nine points to Campbell County’s cause, followed by Courtney Morris with six, Shayla Goins three, Kristin Chapman and Lindsay Evans two each, and Candice Seiber one.

  • Cougars struggle through trying time

    It’s been an unsettling start to the season for the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team.

    The Cougars (2-4 overall), who have struggled to come up with a defense to match their high scoring offense, played four Thanksgiving tournament games without their head coach, Barry Jones, whose youngest son underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.

    Campbell County did win half its games last week, one each at the Scott High and Heritage tournaments.

  • Cox is out to make a difference

    A conversation several years ago with his then-elementary school age daughter was the catalyst that brought Darrell Cox back to the basketball court.

    The former college basketball star disagreed with the way his daughter was being taught and decided he could do a better job. After working in construction for nearly 20 years after playing his last game for Lincoln Memorial University, Cox went back to school to earn his teacher’s certification.

  • Blue Devils rally for first victory, 80-60

    Jellico High School’s varsity boys battled back from an early deficit last week (Nov. 24) to defeat District 4-A rival Oakdale, 80-60, for their first win on the basketball court this season,

    Senior guard Jeremiah Thompson paced the Blue Devils (1-0 district, 1-2 overall) with 15 points, all from 3-point range. Senior forwards Thomas Ridenour and Jesse Chambers chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Jellico.

  • CCHS teams swept in district opener

    Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams got swept Tuesday night by visiting Clinton in their District 3-AAA opener.

    The Lady Dragons surprised the CCHS girls with a 69-65 win.

    Post player Cody Houck (25 pts.), point guard Amber Taylor (20 pts.) and wing Jasmine Fuqua (18 pts.) inflicted most of the damage for Clinton, which made 13-of-17 free throws.

    Senior guard Jessica Moore led the Lady Cougars with 24 points but was held scoreless during the fourth quarter.

  • Mother, boyfriend indicted for abuse

    A Campbell County Grand Jury has indicted a duo accused of inflicting severe harm on a 17-month-old child.

    Last week Michelle Ann Mae Douglas and her one time paramour, Joseph Michael Smith, were indicted on aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect or endangerment.

    The child at the center of the case is Douglas’ son Peyton.

  • Construction is in full swing on Habitat’s 26th house

    The holidays are in full swing. And while many are focused on the decorating, shopping and feasting associated with this time of year, Campbell County Habitat for Humanity volunteers are on a mission of a different kind.

    Despite celebrating the completion of construction on the organization’s 25 th house in August, the group took little time to rest before moving on to its next project.

  • Tackett indicted for battery

    A registered sex offender is facing additional charges of the same nature after being indicted by a grand jury.

    Jonathan R. “Johnny” Tackett was indicted on two counts of aggravated sexual battery last week.  He stands accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a five-year-old girl, the court record said.

  • LaFollette Council sees third legal challenge

    After being fired a third time, David Young has amended a petition he previously filed in hopes getting his job back.

    Last week, the LaFollette City Council ratified its October decision to terminate Young. This came despite a court ruling to the contrary just the day before that restored Young to his job.

    Days after the council moved to terminate Young for the third time, he filed the amendment that again asks for its actions to be deemed null and void by the court.

  • Tiller sues LaFollette for discrimination

    A man who was refused employment with the city of LaFollette in August is now suing it.

    Last Thursday, Brian M. Tiller filed the $100,000 lawsuit claiming he was not hired as police officer because he is handicapped.

    The suit, filed in circuit court, says Tiller had previously worked for the city as a police officer. At the time he applied to rejoin the force, he was still qualified to work in that capacity. But city officials denied him employment because of his disability, he alleges.