Today's News

  • Jellico Police find missing boy last week

     Two-year-old Journigun David Owens went missing last Thursday for over two hours.

    He followed his dog, Sussie, a Chihuahua pug mix, about three fourths of a mile from his home on Hurst Street, according to Jellico’s Assistant Police Chief J. J. Hatmaker’s report.

  • Bale arrested on several charges

    Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies were able to effectively use some new equipment last week.

    On Nov. 10, Deputy Josh Vann was called to McDeerman Road to investigate a disturbance. At the scene the victim told Vann that Kenny J. Bale, 30, of 655 Wheeler Lane, was at her house when he allegedly became out of control. The victim reported to Vann that Bale tackled her father in the yard in an attempt to get her keys. After entering the residence to escape Bale he reportedly tore the screen door off the hinges to attempt to get inside the house.

  • Malicoat signs with MTSU

    Jellico High School senior Cody Malicoat became the school’s first NCAA Division I basketball signee last Wednesday when he signed a national letter-of-intent to play for Middle Tennessee State University.

    Coaches, administrators, family and members of the Blue Devils’ basketball team gathered in the Jellico library to watch Malicoat put his name on the dotted line.

    “It feels great to sign with MTSU,” Malicoat said.

  • Youth basketball league will use gym at East LaFollette

     A new community center will relieve an overcrowded gym schedule for the LaFollette’s Youth Basketball League.

    While LaFollette Recreation Department head Johnny Byrge hopes to finish renovations to the old East LaFollette Elementary School by December, the gym will be used immediately. 

  • Little Community Theatre to host family movie night


    The Little Community Theatre is inching toward its launch in Campbell County. And as with any community based program funds are needed to get it off the ground.

    In an effort to generate money to help with the operating expenses for the program that will give students the opportunity to work in all areas of putting on a theatrical production, organizers are hosting a family movie night on Nov. 30

  • New zoning ordinance will allow people to live in their businesses in Caryville

     A new ordinance could amend the regulations for the central business district in Caryville.

    The proposed changes will allow proprietors to live in apartments within the same buildings as their places of business. The ordinance passed its first reading before the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday night.

  • County sees changes in science, math and technology education

    The culture of Tennessee classrooms is changing.  With the job market continuing to edge toward technology fields educators are being forced to look at ways to prepare students for post-secondary education as well as the workforce.

  • Hoops rivals clash in final scrimmage of the preseason

    Preseason scrimmages normally don’t draw a big crowd.

    However, Thursday night’s high school boys’ basketball scrimmage between Class AAA Campbell County and Class A Jellico teams had fans scrambling for seats.

    With MTSU signee Cody Malicoat scoring eight points in the first half, the host Blue Devils took a 20-19 advantage at intermission.

    After halftime, though, the Cougars found a way to shut down Malicoat, who was held scoreless during the final two quarters.

  • LaFollette City Council picks new insurance provider

     Health insurance costs won’t be as high for the city of LaFollette as anticipated.

  • Commissioners get lesson in tasers

    Commissioners got a live demonstration of equipment they voted in favor of purchasing on Monday night.

    Despite the fact that the group had already voted during a budget and finance meeting to approve a budget amendment that will allow the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department to purchase taser stun guns with funds generated from the auction of seized items, CCSD personnel were on hand at the commission workshop give a first-hand look at how the equipment works.