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Today's News

  • Injuries hinder Cougars during final scrimmage

    There were more questions than answers Friday night following Campbell County High School’s final football scrimmage of the preseason.

    •Will a young and inexperienced linebacking corps be able to stop the run?

    •Will a youthful secondary be able to defend the pass?

    •Can the Cougars find a way to score on offense when they reach the red zone?

    Those were the same questions going into a 3-way scrimmage Friday with South-Doyle and Cumberland County.

  • It’s jamboree time at Jellico!

    Area middle school football fans got a glimpse of their favorite teams Friday night during the Jellico Jamboree.

    The host Blue Devils kicked off the jamboree with a two-quarter scrimmage against Oakdale. Austin Plank scored Jellico’s lone touchdown during a 6-6 tie with the Eagles. Logan Cox scored for Oakdale.

    In the second game of the night, Bell County shut out Whitley County, 12-0, in a battle of Kentucky heavyweights.

    Burchfield from Scott County defeated Whitley County, 14-8, in the third scrimmage and then blanked Jellico, 18-0, in the nightcap.

  • CCHS golf teams are having some success

    Campbell County High School’s golf teams are off to a great start this season. Following Thursday’s home match against Jellico and Claiborne County at the LaFollette Country Club, the girl’s team had a 13-2 record, while the boys were 18-13. Twelve of the Cougars’ 13 losses came during a season-opening tournament at Morristown in which Campbell County finished 43 strokes behind boy’s champion Knox Halls.

  • Golf tourney set Aug. 18

    The 2nd annual Cougar Baseball Golf Classic will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the LaFollette Country Club. Entry fee is $240 per team. Format is 4-person best ball. The event is a fundraiser for the Campbell County High School baseball program.

    To register, contact Coach Collette at 562-8308.

  • The results are in

    Campbell County voters have re-elected William Baird as mayor with 3,455 votes, David Young had 1,940 and Fred Cole has overtaken Ron McClellan with 1,665.

    In the Sheriff's race Robbie Goins finished with 5,452, incumbent Gary Perkins with 3,046 and Mike Starrett a distant third with 776.

    At the headquarters for Goins, a celebration with fireworks took place as the large crowd congratulated the winner for the sheriff's election. Goins was elated as he smiled ear to ear, saying the outcome, "feels good."

  • The winners are.....

    As the results were tallied for the 2010 election, most of those in the winner's position landed there with a wide margin.

    In the county mayor's race William Baird ended the night with 3,455 votes. David Young garnred 1,940, Fred Cole had 1,665, Ron McClellan recieved 1,171, Scott Kitts was in fifth place with 1,586, followed by Bob T. Andrews with 284 and Ronnie Murray roundinh out the packet with 229.

  • Sports Calendar

    Football camp at JMS

    The annual Jacksboro Eagles Football Camp will be held July 19-22 at JMS. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. The fundamentals of football — blocking, tackling, etc. — will be stressed. Registration fee is $50, which includes dinner each day and a camp t-shirt.

    MEGA Sports Camp

  • County voters head to polls

    Months of preparation and campaigning stumping have all led up tomorrow- election day.

    If the numbers from early voting can serve as an indicator of the public’s interest in the ballot then voter apathy appears to be down.

    When early voting closed on Saturday 5,046 people had cast their ballot, according to Dean Sexton, administrator of elections. Four years ago when the same county offices were on the ballot, 3,855 took part in early voting, Sexton said.

  • Polls are closing

     At Valley View and LaFollette Elementary voters have come and gone throughout the day, just like the rainstorms that are scattered over Campbell County. When the polls opened at 9 a.m. a line of voters quickly formed outside the door, said Valley View workers.

    At 5 p.m. LaFollette Elementary reported over 500 votes cast and Valley View had counted almost 400. Many more votes are expected as people return from work. Valley View worker Debbie Loveday estimated at least 100 more votes to come in before the polls close at 8 p.m.

  • Leaders in county commission race

    With all precincts reporting, voters in the first district have chosed N. Marie Ayers with 1,007, Steve Rutherford with 975 and David Adkins with 778.

    The second district has Beverly Hall leading with 895, Bob Walden with 718 and Bobby L. White pulls ahead with 622.

    Third district has Rusty Orick has 676, Melvin Boshears has 666 and Tom Hatmaker has 650.

    Fourth district has Johnny Bruce with 1,160, Charles Baird has 1,096 and Sue Nance with 1,058.