Today's News

  • School board discusses upcoming budget

    The Campbell County Board of Education met on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming school year's budget. With the close of the 2010-11 budget just days away, board members were forced to take a look at the bleak spending forecast for the upcoming budget year.

    Jeff Marlow, county finance director, was on hand to inform the group of the cards it has been dealt. According to Marlow, the system's Average Daily Membership has decreased by 68 a students causing BEP funding to go down by approximately $400,000.

  • City Council continues to wrestle with next year's budget

     Next year’s budget remained a high priority Tuesday night as the LaFollette City Council went into a workshop immediately after the meeting to try and “iron out the wrinkles.”

    The council has made it clear next year’s preliminary budget includes factors that are subject to change. The council, for example, has projected a five percent increase in the cost of health insurance for city employees, which has affected the balance.

  • Rutherford going to LMU

  • Powder Mill Night Tournament winners

    The Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series shifted to a night tournament schedule on June 3 that will continue throughout the hot summer months. Winners of the June 3 tournament were Jerry McNealy and Jason Elliott with 13.09 lbs. Runners-up were Tommy Moore and Jeff Fredericks with 11.02 lbs. Third place went to Jason Dotson and Daniel Stanfill with 10.01 lbs. Moore took big fish honors with a 3.14 lb. bass.

  • County teens ban together to fight drug problems

    Campbell County students have gotten involved in the fight against drug addiction this summer.

    Two teams of students are preparing to head to the Tennessee Teen Institute’s Summer Camp at Austin Peay University from June 20 to June 24.

    “I’m excited to go on this trip and help,” rising Campbell County High School Senior Olivia Frederick said. “I know that the drug issue here is a really big deal. We could really make a big difference.”

  • Walleye fishing is better on lower third of Norris

     The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). 

    The lake level on Monday, June 6 was 1,020.65 feet and expected to remain stable over the next few days. 

    Surface temperatures range from 75 to 80 degrees depending on time of day and location.

    The shoreline alewife spawn and fishing action that accompanied it is almost complete.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    No boating fatalities during holiday weekend

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is reporting that there were no boating-related fatalities reported over the 2011 Memorial Day holiday weekend.

  • Bartley gets plea set aside

    Kenneth S. Bartley will finally have his day in court.

    Today Judge Jon K. Blackwood set aside the plea he accepted from the teen in 2006. Greg Isaac, the third attorney to represent Bartley, questioned Mike Hatmaker, Bartley's first attorney, on Thursday,

    It was then it was learned that Bartley accepted the plea with little time to consider it.

    Blackwood said he was unaware of that and reversed himself in the matter. Bartley remains in jail and a new trial date hasn't been set.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Esther- A powerful story


    Our Sunday school class has been studying the Book of Esther for several weeks. What an enlightening story, letting us know how God takes care of His chosen people. Esther has only 10 chapters and you should read it all. It contains a powerful story. God raises a Jewish girl out of obscurity to become queen over the most powerful empire in the world.

    Esther and her cousin Mordecai are used to save the Jewish people. The people were scattered over the various 127 Persian provinces.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    June 2- June 11



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving baked chicken, mashed potatoes, peas and cake

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

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving chicken sandwich, potato salad, pork and beans, fruit cocktail 

    12 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class