Today's News

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Jan. 20 – Jan. 29



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving vegetable soup w/grilled cheese sandwich and cookies

    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

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving veg. plate, broccoli and cheese, baked potato, corn, rolls and pudding

    1 p.m. Silver Sneakers exercise class

  • News Notes

  • Meth lab explosion leads to apartment fire; one injured

    What appeared to be only an apartment fire turned into much more on Thursday night.

    Around 7 p.m. crews responded to a fire at Rick's Apartments at 850 Pinecrest Road, according to Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins. As firemen fought to contain the blaze they found David Williams, badly burned. After being transported to the St. Mary's Medical Center of Campbell County Williams was questioned by CCSD detectives. It was then he confessed that a  meth lab had exploded causing the blaze that destroyed half the apartments.

  • Kirby wants reprieve from life sentence


    Crystal Kirby still has some fight left in her.

    From the women’s prison in Memphis, she is asking the criminal court in Campbell County to take another look at her murder conviction. Currently, Kirby is serving a life sentence for the murder of Jonathon Pierce and for crimes relating to his death.

    Last week, acting as her own attorney Kirby filed a motion in Campbell County Criminal Court outlining what she believed was in part the reason she was convicted.

  • Wrongful arrest lawsuit dismissed by federal judge

    An arrest, two indictments and a not guilty verdict later, a federal court judge says police still had probable cause to arrest Joseph Meadors.

    In 2006, Meadors was arrested on a narcotics charge by Mike Starrett, who was employed at the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department at that time. Three years later a jury decided Meadors wasn’t guilty of the crime he faced. Before the end of the year, he had filed a lawsuit alleging his arrest was without merit.

  • Pack arraigned in drug cases

    Russell Pack was back in familiar territory on Monday.

    He was sitting cuffed and shackled waiting to go before Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton.

    Pack was in court Monday on multiple narcotics charges. He was arrested in early December 2010 just weeks after being found not guilty on a second-degree murder indictment charging he had a hand in the death of Jayne Love.

    Shuffling to the bench, Pack entered a not guilty plea in his latest cases.

  • Phillips to serve 60 days for statutory rape

    A woman just barely of legal age herself has plead guilty to two counts of statutory rape.

    On Monday morning Rebecca Mae Phillips agreed that on at least three occasions she had sex with a 15-year-old male.

  • Rucker says 'not guilty' of charges

    Entering a not guilty plea on Monday, one time LaFollette Police Officer Tony Rucker made his initial appearance in criminal court.

    In December 2010, Rucker was indicted by a Campbell County Grand Jury for two counts of official misconduct, bribing a witness and filing a false report.

    The indictment came after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looked into allegations Rucker had broken the law while on duty. After being indicted Rucker turned himself into authorities and was later released on a $10,000 bond.

  • Evans set to make second all-star appearance

    Defensive star Keenan Evans will be making his second all-star appearance when he suits up Saturday for Team Tennessee in the 4th annual Border Bowl.
    Kick-off is set for high noon at James H. Taylor, II Stadium on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. The game is a matchup of some of the best high school seniors from the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.

  • Director search committee holds first meeting


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