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Today's News

  • Speedwell Academy celebrates old-fashioned Christmas

     On Dec. 17-18, Historic Speedwell Academy will open its doors to anybody interested in seeing an old fashioned Christmas.

    “We’ve been doing that for about 15 to 20 years now,” Historic Speedwell Academy hostess Lettie Russell said.

  • CACC girls put an end to LaFollette win streak

    The Christian of Campbell County elementary girls’ basketball team ended LaFollette’s three-year winning streak last week.

    Led by Katie Wells with a game high 16 points and Alexis Foster with 10, the Lady Warriors handed the Lady Owls a 37-22 defeat on their home court.

    Both teams were unbeaten coming into the contest. The Lady Warriors improved to 12-0, while the Lady Owls dropped to 11-1. Skylar Boshears paced LaFollette with 14 points.

    Christian Academy coach Allison Foster said the key to the game for her team was effort.

  • Couple nets list of charges

    Reports of a suspicious vehicle parked at the LaFollette Housing Authority’s Dewey Hunter Center led to a long list of charges for two people.

    On Dec. 4, LaFollette Police Sgt. Jason Marlow went to investigate reports of a white truck parked on S. 4th Street at the Dewey Hunter Center at around 7 a.m.

  • Intoxicated man allegedly found with pills at Rocky Top in Caryville

     Around 8:30 Saturday night, Caryville Police Officer Jim Wilson went to the Rocky Top Shell Station because of a complaint about a drunken man.

    When Wilson got there he found Kim Dewight Dearing, 41, 101 Georgia Street, Winchester, Ky., falling over the counter as he attempted to pay, his report said.

  • Lady Owls split with Lake City, Jefferson

    The LaFollette Middle School varsity girls’ basketball team split a pair of games last week with Lake City and Oak Ridge-Jefferson.

    LaFollette beat Lake City, 39-9, at home Thursday night. Julia Powell paced the Lady Owls with 13 points, followed by Presley Leach with eight; Amber Finkenbine, Bella Luna and Bailey Rutherford four each; and Rachel Heatherly, Carlie Baldwin and Ashley Whited two each.

    Shelby Chitwood led Lake City with three points.

  • Child found wandering in town, one arrested

    A Dec. 2 incident left a man arrested and a child in protective custody.

    LaFollette Police Officer Stephen Wallen arrived at the John Brown Insurance Agency after receiving reports a young child was wandering around in the street in front of the building.

    At the scene Wallen reported finding a three to four-year-old girl, later determined to be the daughter of John and Melissa Chase.

  • Montclair partners with new company in bringing refinery to Jellico

     One year, one administration and two partner companies after Montclair signed a 90 day-contract with Jellico, the oil refinery and 50 jobs at the Taylor Machine Shop are still just on the horizon.

  • WWII veteran remembers how Pearl Harbor affected his life

     When Howard T. Gillum, Sr. was 16 years old, he attended Wynn High School. On Dec. 7, 1941, after coming home from his job delivering papers, he sat with his father listening to his favorite radio program, “Amos and Andy.” 

    The program was interrupted by what he calls the “shock of our life.”

  • CCSD makes series of drug related arrests

    Drug related arrests kept Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies busy last week.

    On Dec. 2, Deputies Ty Daugherty and Joe Marlow went to an E. Elm Street residence on a tip Jefferson Scott Hassler, 34, of 1109 S. Highway 25W was there. Hassler was wanted on an outstanding child support warrant.

  • Junior chamber aims to focus on the positive

    When a group of Campbell County High School students became weary of the negative light area teens were being portrayed in they didn’t waste time wishing thing were different.

    Instead they rose to the challenge issued by one of their teachers.

    And that challenge eventually sparked the creation of a unique organization whose goal is to accentuate the positive in Campbell County.