Today's News

  • Tractor -trailer flips, kills driver

    Icy road conditions may have been the cause of a fatal accident in the Duff community early Tuesday.

    The driver of a tractor-trailer, Timothy R. Payton, 51, of Kentucky overturned the cargo truck on a steep embankment, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

    Payton died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to THP Trooper Aaron Evans.

  • A few crappies are being caught on 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 Friday, Dec. 17 was 1,001.50 feet, which is nearly 3 feet lower than the previous week.

  • Lady Cougars start season strong

    After a disappointing end to their previous season, the Campbell County High School varsity girls are making up for it with a great start to the 2010-11 basketball campaign.
    The Lady Cougars, who were eliminated during the quarterfinals of the 2010 regional tournament back in February, have won 6 of their last 7 games this year for a share of the District 3-AAA lead.
    Junior point guard Courtney Morris scored 19 points Friday night to carry the Lady Cougars (4-0 district, 7-3 overall) to a 64-52 victory over visiting league foe Knoxville Central.

  • Board approves and fails new ordinances in Jellico

    While ordinances affecting residents were approved during the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting last Thursday, another affecting beer board members failed to gain support.

    Several fires have left residences hazardous in the community, according to Mayor Les Stiers.

    An ordinance requiring property owners to repair fire damage within 45 days was approved by the Jellico Board.

     “There was no ordinance that makes people clean up their property,” said Stiers. “This puts some teeth in there.”

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

    Gun season runs
    through Jan. 9

    Gun season for Tennessee deer hunters resumed on Dec. 18 and will continue through Jan. 9, 2011.
    Since archery season opened in late September, more than 122,500 deer have been harvested statewide.
    The top 10 counties and their harvest totals this year are: Fayette (3,118), Giles (3,678), Hardeman (3,101), Henry (3,544), Lincoln (2,852), Maury (2,764), Montgomery (2,672), Roane (2,455), Stewart (2,439) and Weakley (2,534).

  • Citizen asks town board to stop neighbor from building garage

    A Caryville citizen claims a building permit was mistakenly issued to his neighbor to build a structure on his land.

    “The inspector inspected it and told the guy he was eight feet off the line,” said Wayne Wilson who represented his father at the meeting. “The issue is that it was okay to build, it’s on our property and they gave them a permit to build it.”

    A garage connected to the house is being constructed on the Wilson property, according to the family.

  • Deputies share battlefront backgrounds

    Jimmy Albertini and Tom Richey know the aspects of war all too well. Both men have been deployed to Iraq. Albertini has gone twice.

    While they didn’t serve in the same unit in Iraq, they serve in the same outfit now- the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

    And as the holidays approach, they appreciate being able to spend them with loved ones. It is something neither takes for granted after spending a Christmas on the battlefront.

  • Pursuit ends with arrest in Knoxville

    An early morning pursuit kept officers from a number of agencies busy on Monday.

    Jellico Police Officer Adam Jarbow attempted to stop Travis Davis, 29, of 218 Four Mile Road, Kingston, for speeding and suspicion of driving under the influence.

    When Davis refused to stop the pursuit continued onto I-75 south.

    Records indicate Davis allegedly threw several items from his vehicle as he attempted to evade authorities.

  • State of Tennessee files suit against county mayor

    A lawsuit was filed by the state of Tennessee against all area municipalities and county officials on Dec. 9.

    The state is suing in relation to Dan Murray, director of environmental services as of October 2010. Murray was unable to conduct administrative tasks due to alleged interference by county officials, the suit claims.

    In 1992, county commissioners adopted a single-county municipal solid waste management system. A board of 15 members would oversee the activities of the solid waste region as mandated by the state.

  • CCWC makes Christmas happen for area families

    On Saturday morning a group of friends gathered to celebrate the 14th year of a tradition.

    Beginning at 7 a.m. members of the Caryville Civil War Council started preparing food baskets and gift bags. The group’s “Helping Needy Families” program is labor of love. Each year the CCWC members began looking to the holidays when most people are still enjoying summer.

    Gaining funds by holding events such as a motorcycle run the members are able to provide food as well as gifts to families.