Today's News

  • Stolen vehicle report leads to discovery of meth lab


  • News Notes


  • Cougars top Panthers, 91-76

    Cumberland Gap High School’s boys fell into the same trap Friday night that have claimed many victims the past couple of basketball seasons.

    The Panthers (4-3 overall) played right into Campbell County’s hands during a 91-76 loss at home. The Cougars set a season high for points this season while winning for the third time in five outings.

    “We got them to play our tempo, and it was our type of game,” said Campbell County coach Barry Jones.

    “The last thing we want to do is slow it down.”

  • Evans named one of the top linemen in 3-AAA

    Several Campbell County High School football players were honored last week by the District 3-AAA coaches.

    CCHS junior Keenan Evans shared lineman of the year honors with Josh Norman from Oak Ridge. Joining Evans on the 2009 all-district first team were CCHS teammates Tyler Amburgey, Trevor Nolan and Brad Hicks. Arnie Meredith was voted academic all-district. Honorable mention all-district candidates for the Cougars included Wesley Cook, Tyler Oakes, Ben Muse and Donovan Long.

  • Blue Devils turn in good effort against Class AAA Clinton team

    Jellico has proven it can play basketball with the big boys.

    In two of their first six games this season, the Class A Blue Devils have gone toe-to-toe with Class AAA teams Knox Halls and Clinton before falling short down the stretch.

    During Monday night’s home game against a talented and athletic Clinton squad, Jellico had a 32-31 halftime lead but couldn’t hold it. The Dragons ended up winning by 18 points, 75-57, but the Blue Devils showed what they’re capable of when they outscored Clinton 24-6 during a second quarter blitz.

  • CCHS teams are double trouble for Powell

    Sophomore Kristin Chapman scored seven of her team-high 11 points during the second half of Tuesday night’s game against Powell to help the Campbell County High School girl’s varsity basketball team notch its first district win this season.

    The Lady Cougars (1-1 district, 5-3 overall) rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to win 52-43 in front of their hometown fans.

  • Children benefit from Toys from Heaven

    On Saturday, Faithway Assembly of God demonstrated that it is far better to give than to receive.

    Wearing smiles larger than the ones of the children who were getting the toys, church members shared the story of Christmas, handed out candy canes and celebrated the occasion.

    It was the seventh year the church had pulled together to distribute gifts to children who otherwise would have had a leaner Christmas.

    Pastor Bob Pierce, who oversaw the event and led a condensed worship service, said it was an event that was about children.

  • Commission learns of safety issues at CCHS

    For a second month school board issues topped the agenda for the county commission’s budget and finance committee.

    On Monday, some commissioners were prepared to put the skids on the school board’s decision to take more than $250,000 from its undesignated fund balance.

  • LaFollette Officers discover large meth operation

    Officers put the skids on what is being called the largest shake and bake meth operation ever discovered in LaFollette.

    On Monday the LaFollette Police Department received information regarding a possible meth lab in progress at 328 Camp Ridge Road.  According to Lt. Jeff Allen, the area has a history of drug activity.

    As the officers went to investigate the lab, Darryl Willard Riggs, Sr., who resides at the Camp Ridge Road address, was picked up during a traffic stop on an outstanding warrant.

  • Program to focus on faith

    Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders.  

    It is with that reality in mind that Mayor William Baird and his staff are working to secure programming that will provide Campbell County’s youth with training to help them realize their leadership potential.

    Baird is currently working with the Emerald Youth Foundation in Knoxville to launch Just Lead, a program that will target area middle school students.