Today's News

  • Jellico baseball duo named all-district

    Jellico High School baseball players Austin Bowlin and Brett Begluitti have been selected to the All-District 4-A Team by a vote of the league coaches.

    Coach of the Year is Sean West of Oneida. Player of the Year is Logan Crisp, a senior outfielder from Oliver Springs.

    Other superlatives include Slugger of the Year Brett Robinson from Wartburg; Defensive Player of the Year Matt Tinker, a senior catcher, from Oliver Springs; Pitcher of the Year Carey Gann from Oliver Springs; and Rookie of the Year Matt Williams, freshman pitcher/third baseman from Oneida.

  • Lady Blue Devils’ Tiller and Hughes selected All-District 4-A in softball

    Jellico High School’s softball duo of Abigail Tiller and Emily Hughes has been named All-District 4-A by a vote of the league coaches.

    Tiller was selected first team, while Hughes made the second team.

    Player of the Year is Coalfield’s senior pitcher Lindsey Fadnek, the state’s all-time leader in strikeouts.

  • Cove Lake 5K scheduled for next weekend

    Race organizers anticipate another large crowd this year for the 14th annual Cove Lake 5K on Father’s Day weekend.

    The race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at Cove Lake State Park. 

    Over 250 people either ran or walked the course last year when 26-year-old Knoxvillian Max Paquette beat his closest challenger by almost five seconds to win the Cove Lake 5K. ABSolute Fitness won the team title.

    “Registrations are coming in pretty steadlily,” race director Clarence Lowe said.

  • Division baseball races heat up

    As the end of the regular season draws near for Campbell County Youth Baseball and Softball teams, there are a couple of hotly contested division championship races among the older age groups playing Dixie Youth Baseball.

    The Fight for the Cure team currently holds down the top spot in the 11-12 division, but Po-Hos Ice Cream is running a close second. The Giants are ranked third, while the Marlins are fourth.

  • Malicoat named All-State

    Senior forward Cody Malicoat is the first Jellico High School player to be selected All-State by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA).

    Malicoat joined Wartburg junior Alex Fountain as the only District 4 players on the 15-member Class A Boys’ All-State Team.

    Headlining the team are Mark Sandoval and Allen Heaston of state champion Friendship Christian and Jacob Tucker and Cannon Rhodes of state runner-up Perry County.

  • Montclair’s lease on Taylor Machine Shop in Jellico has expired



    Montclair has been working to bring an oil refinery, and around 50 jobs, to Jellico. But Montclair’s lease on the Taylor Machine Shop, where it hopes to put the refinery, expired May 1. 

  • Jellico Police arrest man for allegedly stealing cigarettes from store

     Sunday afternoon, a Jellico man was arrested for allegedly stealing cigarettes from the back office of the Rocky Top Shell.

  • Cop under fire, fired

     The LaFollette City Council voted to fire LaFollette Police Officer Mike Baker Tuesday night.

    Police Chief Jimmy Jeffries and interim city administrator Cade Sexton recommended the council fire Baker.

  • TDOT opens two northbound lanes on I-75; projected to finish project by Sept. 28

     Monday morning, the Tennessee Department of Transportation opened two northbound lanes from mile marker 141 to 144. 

    Since May 21, only one northbound lane and one southbound crossover lane had been open along this stretch of I-75.

  • Camp Galilee hosting service Sunday

     Sunday at 2 p.m., Galilee Bible Camp will host a dedication service. Camp Galilee will dedicate the Sam Casada Memorial Trail, the Hoffman Campground RV park and the J. W. Wright Chapel. There will be ribbon cuttings at each location.