Today's News

  • Fowler going to next court level

     A man accused of causing an explosion that left others homeless is headed to the grand jury.

    On Friday, Russell Harry Fowler appeared in general sessions court.

    He was there answering to charges he was cooking meth in his Pinecrest apartment when the process went bad igniting a fire. The blaze eventually leveled half of the building leaving several people without a home.

  • CCSD busts three meth labs in four days

    The county’s meth epidemic shows no signs of slowing.

    Beginning last Thursday Campbell County Sheriff’s Detectives and deputies were successful in making arrests in three meth lab cases in four days.

    On Feb. 10 Detective Sgt. John Long received information from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit about possible drug activity at the Motel 6 in Caryville.

  • Lady Cougars close out the regular season with district trouncing of Knoxville Central

     Campbell County’s girls closed out the regular season Thursday night at Knoxville with a 73-56 rout of District 3-AAA basketball rival Central.

    Junior point guard Courtney Morris scored 11 of her team-high 24 points during a fourth-quarter blitz for the Lady Cougars (11-5 district, 16-9 overall). Campbell County led 36-20 at halftime.

  • Amendments and resolutions bring changes to Caryville

    The Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen considered amendments to the personnel policy Monday night. Some of the changes brought the town in alignment with state regulations and others were functional corrections.

    The Tennessee Municipal League (TML) suggested a change to article one of the policies. The change is a non-harassment policy, placing the town in line with other municipalities, according to Mayor Robert Stooksbury.

  • Bus driver suspended; parents to be reimbursed for milage

    When a bus driver was suspended last week some students in the Roses Creek community found themselves without transportation for the nearly 10 mile trek to school.

    While bus driver Mary Osborne claims she was slapped with a five day suspension for merely following “board policy and state law” Clayton Ray, transportation supervisor, said there was more to the story.

  • Cougars eliminated by Hawks

     Basketball season is over for Campbell County High School’s boys.

    The No. 6 seed Cougars (11-16 overall) rallied back from a double-digit deficit in the second half Monday night, but couldn’t get past No. 9 seed Hardin Valley Academy in the opening round of the District 3-AAA Tournament at Karns.

    Zak Carter made a layup with 4.8 seconds left to lift the Hawks to a 73-72 victory over a team that swept them during the regular season. Carter’s bucket accounted for his only points of the second half. 

  • TVA gives glimpse into future of generating power

    For the first time in over 10 years Norris Dam opened its doors for a tour of the facility. Though the structure hasn’t changed since it was completed in 1936, the Tennessee Valley Authority has a different vision for the future.

    Senior Vice-President of River Operations John McCormick said by 2020 TVA plans on being one of the nation’s leading providers of low-cost energy.

  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Feb. 21- Feb. 25



    No School- President’s Day



    Oven Fried Chicken

    Whipped Potatoes

    Green Beans

    Stir Fry Veggies

    Hot Rolls




    Chicken Fajita Nachos

    Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Feb. 17 – Feb. 26



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving homemade vegetable soup w/grilled ham and cheese sandwich and applesauce   

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving spaghetti bake, salad, green beans, corn bread and peaches

  • LaFollette Library News

    News from LaFollette Public Library:  February 2, 2011