Today's News

  • School menu's

    Campbell County School Menu

    Sept. 27  – Oct. 1



    Stuffed Crust Pizza or

    Cheese Sticks w/Marinara Sauce

    Steamed Corn

    Garden Salad

    Trail Mix



    Turkey-n-Dressing w/ or w/o Gravy

    Whipped Potatoes

    English Peas

    Hot Roll

    Cranberry Sauce

    Fresh Fruit


  • Largemouth bass continue to bite topwater lures at dawn 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 continues to fall. On Monday, Sept. 20, it was 1,009.35 feet, about a foot lower than it was the previous week.
    On the lower end of the lake, the surface temperature ranges from 79 to 81 degrees. Farther upstream, the water gets slightly warmer.
    The lake is clear, with as much as eight feet of visibility at some locations on the lower end.

  • Weddings and anniversaries for Sept. 16
  • Birthdays Sept. 16

    Flip through the slideshow to see all the birthdays featured for Sept. 16.

  • A dream comes true for Tatum

    It was a year ago when Tatum Croft was diagnosed with leukemia. She was only three-years-old when she started to receive treatment twice a week, a process that is draining for an adult and twice as much for a child.

    During those initial treatments she signed up for the Dream Connection, a non-profit organization granting wishes to children in East Tennessee.

    The group behind the Dream Connection believes a dream come true to a child can give back, in some small way, that which disease and illness have taken away.

  • Debate sparks over selling industrial property

    A prospective buyer of industrial property in Jellico has the board buzzing about what to do next.

    During a special call meeting of the Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen last Wednesday, there was a discussion about how to keep the Taylor Machine Building from being tied up in legal transfer.

    While many of the board members were eager to sell the property for the asking price of $350,000, Mayor Forster Baird was reluctant to sell the property for a variety of reasons.

  • Dance class awaits participants


    An organization devoted to improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities is preparing to offer services in Campbell County.

    The Sunshine Ambassadors are shaking and grooving their way to LaFollette, with plans to offer weekly dance classes for the disabled.

    Classes are currently offered in six locations across four counties. But the program is reaching out to allow more people to take part in the classes.

  • Plea agreements filed in criminal court

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    •Tiffany Rose LeMarr- six counts forgery, six counts theft under $500; six years probation, court costs, $450 to ECF, $747.42 restitution to victims.

    •Joshua C. Leffel- theft over $1,000; split confinement of 32 days with a jail credit since Aug. 5, four years probation, court costs, $75 to ECF, $936 restitution to victims.

  • Public Records for Sept. 16

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.


    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Sept. 6 – Sept. 10


    N Marie Ayers to Deborah R. Newcomb, $38,000.

    Charles Junior Blankenship to Billy Ray Blankenship, Dist. 5, $8,600.

    Edward L. Woolum and Mary R. Woolum to Ray Commodora Burress and Sheldia Lee Burress, Dist. 1, $165,000.

  • Caryville handed two resignations at Monday meeting

    The resignation of Caryville Street Department Director David Muse caught the board of mayor and aldermen by surprise Monday night.

    A discussion between the board and Muse about replacing two positions in the department led to the impromptu delivery of Muse’s own resignation.

    The evening’s agenda listed the need for a street department employee because Freddy Stagnolia has given a two-week notice.