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Today's News

  • Cougars drop two in District 3 play

    Last week was a tough one for the Campbell County High School varsity boys’ basketball team.

    The Cougars (4-3 district, 11-5 overall), who had won six consecutive games, suffered back-to-back home losses to District 3-AAA rivals Karns and Knox Halls.

    Campbell County led in the second quarter of both games, but the Cougars let their opponents’ come back to take victories.

    The Cougars held a 23-20 advantage Friday night at halftime before Knox Halls made a second half comeback to win 52-47. 

  • Lady Owls, Jacksboro boys get revenge in rivalry games

    Tuesday night’s middle school varsity basketball games between LaFollette and Jacksboro featured a reversal of fortune for teams that were victorious in a previous matchup this season.

    Host LaFollette won the girls’ game, 32-17, to avenge a seven-point loss at Jacksboro in November.

    Julia Powell led the Lady Owls with 12 points in the rematch, followed by Ashley Whited with eight, Kasi Phillips six, and Kassie Kibler and Bailey Rutherford two each.

  • Youth Baseball coaches will meet Jan. 29

    Anyone interested in coaching youth baseball or softball in LaFollette, Jacksboro, Caryville or Jellico is invited to a coaches meeting on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell County High School Baseball field house.

    The meeting will include all age groups and feature important updates. For more info, call Brad Collette at (423) 562-8308 or (865) 659-7873.

  • Little League football banquet set

    A football banquet for Cougar Little League football players, coaches and cheerleaders will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Valley View Elementary School.

    Football players need to return all equipment and uniforms. Players will be able to purchase their jersey for $10 cash. Following dinner, trophies will be awarded.

  • Wynn to host 3-on-3 tourney

    A men’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Wynn School. Games will begin at 9 a.m.

    Concessions will be available. For more info or to enter a team, call Don England at 784-2645 and leave a message.

  • Jayvee wins in waning seconds against Halls

    The Campbell County High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team faced off against district rival Knox Halls Friday night at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium. 

    Out of school all day because of snow, the Cougars got off to a sluggish start, shooting just 25 percent from the field and falling behind 12-9 after the first quarter. 

    In the second quarter, the Red Devils outscored the Cougars 20-18 to push their lead to 32-27 at the half. 

  • Wilhoit charged with snatching purse

    A LaFollette woman was arrested after she allegedly helped herself to a purse that didn’t belong to her.

    On Jan. 15, a woman who had been shopping at Food Lion reported her purse had been stolen out of her shopping cart. The victim told LaFollette Police Officer Homer Herrell a man had stopped her in the ice cream aisle to inquire about what kind of ice cream she liked.

  • Suttles charged with arson

    A domestic disturbance allegedly resulted in a fire last week.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Hatmaker was called to 118 Summers Road as a result of reports that Pete Suttles, 45, of 708 S. 15th Street, was at the home and armed with a knife.

    At the scene Hatmaker along with Sgt. Jeremy Goins and Deputies Matt Howell and Josh Vann found the residence to be on fire.

  • Kirby arrested for kidnapping

    Jacob Aaron Kirby was charged with kidnapping after allegedly taking his former girlfriend against her will.

    On Jan. 11, Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies worked in conjunction with the Caryville Police Department to make an arrest in the case.

    According to CCSD reports, the victim stated Kirby, 25, of 407 E. Kentucky Ave., forced her into a truck at LaFollette Estates and took her against her will to the Motel 6 in Caryville.

  • Jordan arrested for sleeping at the wheel

    Kenneth Jordan got a trip to jail instead of a milkshake when he fell asleep in the Sonic drive-thru last week.

    On Jan. 14, LaFollette Police Officer Michael Baker was called to the restaurant to investigate reports of a man being passed out in his vehicle that was sitting just feet from the drive-thru window.

    The driver’s window was down and Baker reported reaching through to turn off the ignition. When Kenneth D. Jordan, 29, of 508 W. Walden Street, was awakened he was asked to step outside the car.