Today's News

  • Shop with a Cop turns 10; has largest year yet

    Christmas came a few days early for a group of Campbell County children.

    This past weekend over 180 children were treated to a shopping trip courtesy of the Jacksboro Police Department. It was also the tenth year of the department’s Shop with a Cop program.

    “This never gets old. I enjoy every minute of it,” said JPD Chief Danny Chapman.

    As the line to check out wound through the store, Chapman wore a smile. “This is our biggest year yet,” he said.

  • Plans to build new library in progress



    Library Director Nancy Green is excited at the possibility of having a new library in as soon as two years.

  • Pioneer man charged in Jellico and Campbell County



    A robbery at a Jellico store led allegedly Jellico police to arrest Michael Allen Schmidt, 28, of Pioneer, who was wanted for more charges by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to Jellico Police Chief Chris Anderson, the suspect had been staying with an employee of the store.

  • Caryville man charged with second-degree murder



    A mysterious feud led to a shooting and the subsequent serious injury of a man currently hospitalized.

    According to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, Bruce Thomas Bradley, 54, of 1653 Shady Cove Road in Caryville, allegedly caused a severe wound to the neck of the victim after firing a weapon.

  • Young man nets theft charges



    Joshua A. Humphrey, 18, of LaFollette, gave a wide grin in his intake photograph taken at the county jail. However, some may feel he has nothing to smile about since he faces charges of theft and burglary.

  • Wilson charged with coercion of witness



    Recently charged with coercion of a witness, Jarrod Andrew Wilson, 26, has a compilation of evidence that accuses him of verbally abusing and threatening an ex-girlfriend.

  • Stolen checks from local business net theft charges for Martin



    The break in of a local business led the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department to charge Faith Renee Martin, 43, of Knoxville with theft, vandalism and burglary charges.

    According to the sheriff’s department warrant, Martin allegedly gained entrance into a local business by breaking a window.

  • News Notes for the week of 12-31-08

    The LaFollette Street and Sanitation Department will closed Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Thursday’s garbage will be picked up on Jan. 2.

    Community Health Clothes Closet will be open on Jan. 2 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Cove Lake Hiking Club will meet Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at the LaFollette Recreation Center for its monthly meeting. For more information contact Richard Helm at 562-1110.

    The Senior Citizens Board meeting will be held Jan. 5 at 10 a.m.

  • Looking back at the year in sports

    It’s been a year to remember for athletes and sports teams in Campbell County.

    From Corey Carrington’s state championship in decathlon to the CCHS football team’s second consecutive appearance in the state football playoffs, local athletes racked up many notable accomplishments throughout the past 12 months.

    As time continues to march on, the LaFollette Press takes a look back at the events that shaped athletics in Campbell County during 2008.

  • CCHS teams open holiday tournament play

    Campbell County’s girls survived a poor shooting performance Monday afternoon to post an opening day victory in the Pilot Food Mart Winter Classic at Knoxville Catholic.

    The Lady Cougars defeated Southeast Whitfield (Ga.), 54-50, with little more than hustle and determination.

    Wing player Lindsay Evans and post player Candice Seiber, both juniors, scored 10 points each as Campbell County improved its record to 5-4 overall. Jessica Moore and Megan Chapman chipped in eight and six points, respectively.