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Today's News

  • Campbell Culture Coalition to host fifth annual Louie Bluie Festival

    The Louie Bluie Festival is coming back for the fifth year, and will again be held at Cove Lake State Park on Oct. 1.

    “This is just a festival celebrating the culture and the arts in Campbell County and its surrounding area,” Campbell Culture Coalition Treasurer and Festival Co-Chair Jocelyn Griffo said.

  • Conflict over annexation heats up

    Annexation wasn’t on the agenda for Jellico’s Sept. 15 board of mayor and aldermen meeting, but it was on the people’s mind.

    A crowd showed up to show their displeasure over the town’s plans for expansion. At 6:30 p.m., a seat could not be found, forcing many to stand in the packed meeting room.

    Talk of annexation had attracted the crowd, and created a stir in the areas surrounding Jellico.

    The board was not ready to talk about annexation, Mayor Les Stiers said.

  • Child injured in dog attack

    A dog attack turned a typical Friday afternoon into a horrific ordeal for a 10-year-old LaFollette boy and his family.

    Teresa Goins said on Sept. 16 her grandson, Timothy Bolinger, had enjoyed the Campbell County High School homecoming parade that day before returning home to the small farm where he lives with his father in the Davis Chapel community.

    According to Goins, Timothy had walked up the road a short distance to check on his goats. On the way back, he was viciously attacked by a neighbor’s dog.

  • public Records Sept. 22, 2011

     Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.

     

    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Sept. 12 – Sept. 16

     

    Harold Dewayne Lynch and Glenna Kay Lynch to Eric Shawn Partin, Dist. 5, $7000.

    Mt Cloud Inc. to Kennth R Arendt, Dist. 4, $110,000.

    Mt Cloud Inc. Darryl A. White and Melissa White, Dist. 4, $20,000.

  • Scouting Report — Campbell County at Clinton

    The Cougars have a chance to get their first district win this week, but history is not on their side. Campbell County is 2-28 in the series and hasn’t beaten the Dragons since 2003. The current seven-game losing streak to Clinton includes all three of the Cougars’ playoff teams and heartbreaking losses of 17-14, 37-32 and 36-33.

    “Clinton will be 0-5 coming in this Friday, but they are a big physical football team,” said Cougars’ Head Football Coach Justin Price. 

  • CCHS golfers place 2nd in district

    With basically the same of group of golfers that finished 5th a year ago, Campbell County High School’s boys tied for 2nd place Thursday afternoon during the District 3-AAA Tournament at Millstone Golf Club in Morristown.

    Knox Halls continued its stranglehold on the league crown, but this year the Cougars were only six strokes behind. The Red Devils ended the day with a team total of 291, while teams from Campbell County and the Hardin Valley Academy shot 297.

  • Cougars come up short against Hawks

    Moral victories don’t sit well with Justin Price,

    However, the rookie head football coach will take all the help he can get in order to turn around Campbell County High School’s gridiron program.

    Battling District 3 foe Hardin Valley to the wire Friday night was another step in a tough rebuilding project for Price and his coaching staff.

    The Cougars (0-3 district, 1-4 overall) narrowly fell, 26-20, after spotting the Hawks (2-0 district, 3-1 overall) a two-touchdown lead in the first five-and-a-half minutes.

  • Locals fare well in elementary/middle school race at Cove Lake

    Campbell County elementary and middle school runners did very well in a cross-country race last week at Cove Lake State Park. 

    A total of 251 runners and 19 complete teams from the greater Knoxville area competed in the middle school division. Led by eighth grader Toby Jones, who consistently finishes among the top runners in any given race, Campbell County’s boys placed 9th in the team standings.

    The hilly and challenging Cove Lake course was 2.2 miles long.

  • Evaluations lead to raises in Jellico

     Jellico employees received a pay increase at the board of mayor and aldermen meeting Sept. 15.

    In July, the board passed a motion to give Jellico employees a 3 percent wage increase. But Mayor Les Stiers vetoed the raise because it did not conform to the town’s personnel policy, which requires employees to undergo evaluations before receiving raises. On Sept. 2, each employee was evaluated by his or her supervisor, Stiers and Alderwoman Pam Carbaugh. Beginning at 7 a.m. all employees were evaluated for the first time.

  • SPORTS NOTES - September 22

    There will be a referee camp at Jacksboro Middle School on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 2-4 p.m. Anyone interested in officiating elementary or middle school basketball should attend the camp.  There is no charge.