Today's News

  • Commission puts brakes on audit committee

    Commissioners may have made quick work of budget amendments at Monday’s budget and finance meeting. But other issues created substantial debate for the group.

    As a follow-up to Commissioner Beverly Hall’s request for the commission to consider establishing an audit committee, County Mayor William Baird reported he had made some inquiries regarding the issue and had learned from Bryan Burklin of the state audit office that creating such a committee would not eliminate audit findings.

  • Youth group comes to Campbell County on mission trip

     A mission group from St. Laurence Anglican Church in Southlake, Texas will work on various projects in Campbell County from July 17 to July 24.

    The high school youth group from St. Laurence does mission work each year.

    They went to Arizona last year to help a Christian group of Native Americans with construction. They’ve also been to Florida.

  • Parents sue Dollar General over alleged exploding batteries

     Arthur and Julie Daugherty are suing Dollar General after a pack of its batteries allegedly exploded and spewed acid into the eye of their son.

    The complaint was filed in Campbell County Circuit Court on July 7. The complaint asks for $250,000 in damages.

    On July 14, 2010, Arthur and Julie Daugherty bought a set of Dollar General brand AA batteries at the Dollar General Store in Jacksboro, according to information in the complaint. They put the batteries into a battery-operated neck and shoulders massage device.

  • Flaming couch draws CPD attention, police make subsequent arrest

     A burning couch drew police attention last Tuesday. 

    Detective Sergeant Freddy Walker of the Caryville Police Department was on patrol on Loop Road when he heard a noise and found the couch on Shelton Hollower Road.

  • Jellico Electric and Water losing patience with contractor

     At Tuesday’s meeting, utilities general manager Mike Bethurem and consulting engineer Gary McGill talked to the board about the contract Jellico Electric and Water System has with contractor Allen Cozy. 

  • Mountain Heritage Festival honors Stinking Creek Community

     People from all around will gather in Stinking Creek on Labor Day weekend for food, fun, and to celebrate the “old ways” at the Mountain Heritage Festival.

  • Military helicopter crashes

    A National Guard helicopter crashed behind Camel Manufacturing around 6 p.m. this evening. Two are believed to be dead as a result of the accident. The area has been sealed off and an investigation is underway. The Press will continue to update this information as it is made available.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Things change God does not


    My article is different today it is about many things. What a crazy world we live in!

    The one thing that disturbs me more than anything is how many stories we read about people being killed, hurt or abused and the victim has less rights than the one who did them harm. Seems we are more and more getting lost in the “gray area”, no black or white anymore, or, should I say, no right or wrong.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    July 7 – July 15



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving taco salad, Spanish rice, vanilla pudding

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving pizza

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



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving chicken pot pie, corn, rolls, fried apples 

    12 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class



  • Reunions


    The 36th Annual Wilson Reunion will be held July 9 at Lassie’s Lodge in Caryville for the descendants of Rev. Sylvester and Vedia Luttrell Wilson, George and Lou Ellison and Albert and Martha Beeler Wilson. The reunion will be from 10:30 a.m.  – 8 a.m., a moment of silence will be held at 12:45 and lunch at 1 p.m.  Please bring a couple of covered dishes and dessert.