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Today's News

  • County Commission approves budget amendments

     Monday night the Campbell County Commission approved four budget amendments.

    The commission amended the general capital projects fund to allow the highway department to widen and straighten about 100 feet of Indian River Road along a steep curve. 

  • Commission discusses placing a guardrail on Lawson Lane

     Talk of a potential guardrail on Lawson Lane led to a discussion about parking and county rights of way at Monday night’s commission meeting.

  • Flying the coop

    Former Campbell County High School baseball standout Ben Aiken is well on his way to fulfilling a lifelong dream of flying a jet fighter plane.

    Aiken graduated yesterday (May 23) from the United States Air Force Academy and will leave in January for Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi where he will begin training to become a pilot. The night before graduation, he got his lieutenant bars during a commissioning ceremony.

    “This is the best feeling in the world,” Aiken said.

  • A fish tale

    Most kids have a dog or cat for a pet.

    However, Trent Graves and his middle school classmates at the Christian Academy of Campbell County raised a couple hundred rainbow trout fingerlings this year in a project sponsored by the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

    For nearly four months, the students nursed their finny friends in a 55-gallon aquarium in the classroom of math teacher Travis Dunn. On May 14, the trout were large enough (about 2 to 3 inches long) to release into Clear Creek, a tributary of the Clinch River in the Norris watershed.

  • Soul Jumpers showcase skills

    For years, the jump rope has been an essential training tool for sports such as boxing. Now, jumping rope is becoming a sport all unto itself.

    Jacksboro Elementary’s Soul Jumpers showcased their athletic prowess Friday during a demanding tour of three Campbell County schools. The group began their day with an 8:30 a.m. performance at Caryville Elementary. From there, the Soul Jumpers visited Elk Valley Elementary at 10:30 a.m. and Jacksboro Middle at 1 p.m.

  • Cougars blank South-Doyle 13-0 in football scrimmage

    If last week’s scrimmage at South-Doyle was any indication, the Campbell County High School football team could be in for a breakthrough season this fall. The Cougars blanked the Cherokees 13-0 with a smothering defense.

    Campbell County’s offense wasn’t half bad, either. Rising sophomore quarterback Ethan Jeffers completed 10 of 14 passes for 161 yards and touchdowns of 20 and five yards to Ethan Simpson.

  • Jellico Police Department arrests two for possession of drugs

     On May 16, Jellico K-9 Officer Joe Hopson arrested two people at the Dollar General store for possession of drugs.

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  • Campbell County 911 seeks interlocal agreements with municipalities

     To continue providing direct dispatch at its current growing level, Campbell County 911 will have to share dispatch costs with municipalities.

  • Governor to speak at Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner

     Governor Bill Haslam will visit The Stables for the Campbell County Republican Party’s Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner on May 31.

    “We’re honored that the governor’s taking time out of his busy schedule to come up here,” 36th District State Rep. Dennis Powers said. Powers will be the master of ceremonies for the dinner.

  • Schools prep for graduation services

    Seniors from Jellico High School and Campbell County High School are preparing to graduate this weekend.

    Jellico High School has its ceremony planned at Jellico Church of God Mountain Assembly on Friday at 7 p.m.

    Campbell County High School has its graduation ceremony planned for the first time at the Tex Turner Arena at Lincoln Memorial University at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

    After the Campbell County High School graduating class proceeds into the arena, the audience will remain standing as the CCHS JROTC presents the colors.