Today's News

  • News Notes

    The Campbell County Artist Association will have its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Chaniott and Carroll Studio in the West LaFollette Recreation Building. Bring something for show and tell, or something that you’d like some input on.  They will also be discussing the plans for 2011 for the CCAA.     Refreshments will be served.  For more information or directions please call Karen Cumorich at 562-8468.


  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Feb. 14- Feb. 18



    Student’s Valentine Menu



    Stuffed Crust Pizza

    Pinto Beans w/cornbread

    Garden Salad

    Steamed Corn

    Fresh Fruit



    Manager’s Choice



  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Feb. 10 – Feb. 19



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving taco salad, Spanish rice, vanilla pudding  

    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 shepherd’s pie, corn, biscuit, fried apples

    1 p.m. Silver Sneakers exercise class


  • Church News

    Davis Chapel Community Baptist Church will have a singing on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.


    A chili and pie supper will be held at Camp Galilee on March 4, suggested donation is $5. Serving will be from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be Bluegrass/Gospel music from 6 to 8 p.m., a silent auction will be held with winners announced at 8 p.m. For more information call 562-4910.


  • Press now on-line subscription service

     The LaFollette Press’ website, www.lafollettepress.com, transitioned to a subscription-based news and information site effective Feb. 24.

    We’ll offer our valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus a number of online-only features such as videos, slideshows, reader interaction and more. A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • Loved ones remembered at Red Dress event

     The Red Dress luncheon in Jellico had over 30 women in attendance – each with a story of how they lost a loved one to heart disease.

    Bright red balloons and tablecloths decorated the Jellico Library conference room Friday. It was an emotional gathering as the women talked about their husbands, brothers, mothers and sisters who died of a heart attack. Tears were shed around the room as the red clad women explained their personal experiences with heart disease.

  • CCHS swept by AC, Halls

     Campbell County High School’s basketball teams lost a couple of heartbreakers last week to District 3-AAA rivals Anderson County and Knox Halls.

    The Lady Cougars were beaten 56-54 in overtime Friday night by the visiting Lady Mavericks. Courtney Morris paced Campbell County (9-5 district, 14-9 overall) with 12 points, followed by Kristin Chapman and Amber Young with 9 each.

    Cayla Oglesby and Maggie Smith carried Anderson County with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

    The game was tied 51-51 at the end of regulation.

  • Dangerous encounter ends with arrest

    When most parents punish their children they send them to time out. But Samuel Bolton’s father sent him to jail.

    Caryville police located Bolton in an upstairs room at his father’s house. Bolton allegedly had a large pocketknife in his hand- blade extended.

    Officer Ben Marlow and Sheriff’s Deputy Cody Chapman told Bolton to drop the knife. When Bolton complied he was arrest. Bolton told officers he ran because he knew he had warrants, said Marlow.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series begins on Norris

     The Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series kicked off the 2011 season on Feb. 5. Even though weather conditions were unfavorable, with falling temperatures and strong winds, some very nice fish were brought in. The points series will be running from February through September. Opening week winners were: 1st place – David Hatfield and Robbie Powell (10.9 lbs.), 2nd place – Brian St. John and Tom Brown (9.9 lbs.), 3rd place – Brian Miller and John Carroll (7.8lbs.), big fish – Travis Richardson (4.0lbs.).

  • Caryville police discover remnants of meth labs

    Going down by the river has a whole new meaning for culprits cooking methamphetamine.

    Caryville Police responded to Yoakum Circle Friday when street department workers reported suspicious items near the water.

    Lt. Stephanie Smith arrived at 2 p.m. to find a bottle containing a crystallized substance and syringes on the ground behind a hollowed out log, she said. Smith walked to the Caryville dam finding more methamphetamine making components leading to the lake embankment.