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Today's News

  • Veterans affairs office hours discussed; proposed gas tax shot down

    The hours of operation for the county’s veterans affairs office created controversy at Tuesday’s commission meeting.
    Kevin Walden, director of veterans affairs, appeared before commissioners to request his office be exempt from the policy that requires all county offices to maintain business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Citizen questions Adkins over bus contracts

    Criticism often goes with the territory of being a local politician. And one commissioner got his fair share when a resident aired his concerns at Tuesday’s commission meeting.
    When County Mayor William Baird gave citizens the opportunity to address the commission Jerry Chadwell took his turn at the microphone.

  • Evans named MVP of Border Bowl

     Keenan Evans capped a memorable high school football career with an MVP performance Saturday in the 4th annual National Guard Border Bowl at the University of the Cumberlands.

    The Campbell County High School senior defensive tackle earned three awards after dominating the line of scrimmage for Team Tennessee during a 28-18 victory over Team Kentucky.

  • Lady Cougars stumble in district play

     Once unbeaten in district play, Campbell County’s girls suffered back-to-back league losses last week to the Hardin Valley Academy and Knox Halls.

    The Lady Cougars (5-2 district, 10-6 overall) now trail both those teams in the District 3-AAA standings.

    Campbell County’s first district loss came Thursday night at HVA after having not played since Jan. 4 because of snow. The Lady Cougars fell, 53-46, after leading by one at halftime.

  • Church News

    Bible Study, Scrapbooking, fun, food and more will be held Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 22 at 4 p.m., registration will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Galilee Bible Camp. Cost is $25, space is limited. Preregistration with the full fee can be mailed to Galilee Bible Camp, 586 Camp Galilee Road, LaFollette, TN 37766. Information and registration forms are available at GBC@GalileeBibleCamp.org.

     

  • School menu's

     

    Campbell County School Menu

    Jan. 24 – Jan. 29

     

    Monday

    Choice of Pizza

    Vegetable Beef Soup

    Steamed Corn

    Baked Potato w/topping

    Pudding

     

    Tuesday

    Oven Fried Chicken

    Whipped Potatoes

    Green Beans

    Stir Fry Veggies

    Hot Rolls

    Dessert

     

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Jan. 20 – Jan. 29

     

    Thursday

    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

     

    Friday

    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.