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Today's News

  • Support group aims to bring comfort

    Sheila Falls knows how it feels to fight for her life, lose her peace and find it again. But most importantly she knows how it feels to heal.

    In November 2010 Falls got the news no woman ever wants to hear-“I’m sorry but the news is not good. You have breast cancer.”

    “I remember being in such a state of mind that I didn’t know where to turn first,” Falls said of the day she got the devastating news while sitting in her office at work. “There are so many things to deal with that you don’t even realize.”

  • Public Records Feb. 2, 2012

     Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other member of the community.

     

    CAMPBELL COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSFERS

    Jan. 23 – Jan. 27

     

    Ayers and Campbell, Ginger Campbell Holdredge and Relda Campbell to Edith Pennycuff, Dist. 3, $7,000.

    Mark G. Swetz and Jeannine R. Swetz Gorman to Gilly J. Nichols, Dist. 2, $134,500.

    Mark A. Patrie and Julie M. Patrie to Jerry C. Collins and Margaret Y. Stewart, Dist. 2, $307,500.

  • Four Jellico Police officers honored Thursday

     Members of the Jellico Police Department were recognized for their service last Thursday night at Jellico’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

    In 2011, the JPD had a combined 2,585 arrests and citations. 

  • Cougars sweep Hardin Valley in important league series

    Campbell County High School’s boys are holding their own in the District 3-AAA basketball race after two big wins over the Hardin Valley Academy.

    The most recent victory came Monday night, when the Cougars (6-4 district, 14-6 overall) beat the Hawks 56-42 at Knoxville.

    Senior forward Nick Litton led the charge with 18 points, followed by Corey Poteet with 13, Trey Torres 10, Ethan Simpson six, Jordan Kindred four, Tyler Chapman three and Tuffy Shoupe two.

  • Store employee allegedly caught with drugs and stolen property

     Friday, a camera at Wal-Mart allegedly caught an employee, Sonya Lynn Lee, 33, 822 W. Hemlock Street, LaFollette, stealing shoes from the store.

    The loss prevention agent observed her on the camera prompting an investigation. 

  • Caryville convenience store caught selling new drug

     The Caryville Police Department found 20 packets containing naphthoylindole at the BP Station on Main Street in Caryville after the clerk allegedly sold one to a confidential informant.

  • Disagreements keep utility board from choosing general manager

    On October 10, Jellico’s utility board fired former general manager Mike Bethurem with a unanimous vote.

    But on Monday, the board couldn’t come to an agreement. At issue was who would replace Bethurem.

    The indecisiveness led the board to postpone the decision for a week.

    Since Bethurem was removed, Billy Rowe and Woody Swafford have been acting as interim managers. Board member Pam Carbaugh wanted it to remain this way.

  • Lady Cougars remain perfect in District 3-AAA standings

    A regular season sweep of District 3-AAA girls’ basketball rival Hardin Valley took the sting out of Campbell County’s upset loss last week to Claiborne County.

    The Lady Cougars (10-0 district, 16-5 overall) saw their 12-game winning streak come to an unlikely end Thursday night at Tazewell during a 64-58 defeat by a mediocre Claiborne County team.

    Campbell County didn’t stay down for long, however, as the Lady Cougars bounced back with two impressive league victories over Hardin Valley (6-5 district, 8-10 overall) in the span of three days.

  • LaFollette offers citizens recycling containers

     Recycling will become easier for LaFollette residents now that the public works department has purchased 784 recycling containers.

  • Blue Devils top 9th ranked Rams, 72-69

    When Jellico coach Mike Reynolds has all his players available, the Blue Devils have the makings of a championship team.

    Such was the case Thursday night, when Jellico hosted Grace Christian Academy, the state’s ninth ranked Class A boys’ high school basketball team.

    The Blue Devils (5-3 district, 11-11 overall) led from start to finish in a game they won 72-69 while avenging a 16-point loss to the Rams six days earlier at Knoxville.

    Jellico also put an end to GCA’s 14-game winning streak.