Today's News

  • Brown arrested on drug charges

    Suspicious activity at an abandoned house led to an arrest last Friday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Darrell Mongar and Sgt. Jason Heatherly were dispatched to investigate activity at 328 Oak Run Lane.

    When officers pulled into the driveway they observed MaDonna Marie Brown, 29, of 865 South High Knob Road, in a white Ford Ranger truck.

    According to Mongar’s report, a box of baking soda was observed on the dash of the vehicle and a spoon with residue was also located in plain view on the passenger’s side floor board.

  • On Higher Ground

    Forgiveness is always possible with the Lord


    Bad news travels fast.

  • From a Mother's Heart

    It’s good to be back home again


    After packing our bags full of clothes, snacks and who knows how many other things, my sister from Knoxville and I headed out the door last week for the long 550 mile trip to Pennsylvania to attend our Arentz family reunion.

  • Birthdays, generations
  • Commissioners blow through discretionary funds

    The suggestion to relinquish discretionary monies to assist the highway department brought unexpected news at a recent budget and finance committee workshop.

    When Commissioner Beverly Hall proposed the group relinquish its discretionary funds to foot some of the $96,000 bill, it was learned that wasn’t an option.

  • CHET shares $223k grant

    Two area non-profit agencies are coming together with a sole purpose- to better the lives of three Campbell County families.

  • Fun features draw little children to the Caryville Library

    Caryville Library Director Robyn Turner gets excited about fostering a learning environment while promoting reading. That is why pre-school story time and the children’s literacy computer are such important additions.

    Story time has a direct impact on brain development, primarily in pre-school age children, explained Turner last week. For the purpose of positively influencing young minds, Turner has helped organize the weekly story-time program at Caryville Library.

    The story time takes place every Wednesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

  • Jellico snaps homecoming drought

    Seven years since their last football homecoming victory, the Jellico Elementary School Blue Devils celebrated Thursday night’s 42-34 win over Robbins with a little more gusto.
    It was also Jellico’s first district victory in several years.
    Five different players scored touchdowns for the Blue Devils (1-2 district, 2-3 overall) who led by only 20-12 at halftime.
    “We had some problems tackling in the first half, but we made some adjustments at halftime and corrected that,” said Jellico coach Les Stiers.

  • Bridge bumps business

    Six feet from the front door of Rutherford Motors is an unsightly construction easement for the new bridge on Jacksboro Pike.

    Tommy Rutherford’s father established the business in 1946. In 2003 Rutherford moved the business next to Campbell County High School. But the family operated business is now faced with being condemned because of ongoing bridge construction.

    Rutherford said he was notified about the future of his business via the U.S. Postal System.

  • Jellico plans meeting for third consecutive week

    The Jellico Mayor and Aldermen are handling business in special call meetings before and after the monthly meetings.

    For the third week in a row, Jellico has scheduled an evening meeting. With significant business discussed at the Sept. 8 special called meeting, the regular meeting on Sept. 16 may have seemed obsolete. However, the monthly bills still require payment, an item usually handled during the regular scheduled meetings, said city recorder Linda Douglas.