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Today's News

  • Baseball Cougars defeat Oneida, 9-2

    Campbell County High School’s baseball team got within one game of .500 with a 9-2 victory Thursday afternoon at Oneida.

    The Cougars hit .400, pounded out a dozen hits and committed only one error while improving their record to 8-9 overall.

    Hunter Scott (2-2) pitched a complete game for Campbell County. He struck out seven batters and walked three, scattered four hits, and gave up an earned run.

  • Volunteering brings joy to Leach

    The time Judy Leach spends volunteering at LaFollette Medical Center brings as much joy to her as it does the patients.

    “I just think it’s such a blessing to me to (volunteer),” Leach said with a bright smile. “I’ve received more blessings than I’ll ever give those patients.”

    Leach also volunteers at her church, Cedar Hill Baptist Church.

    Leach volunteers with the nursing home patients on Wednesdays. She visits with them and helps with activities such as gospel singings and bingo.

  • Owenby, Panthers dominate Cougars

    Powell ace Drake Owenby owned the Cougars during a Monday afternoon baseball game at Campbell County High.

    With Major League Baseball scouts watching from the stands, the University of Tennessee recruit and pro prospect pitched a complete game 18-0 district shutout of the Cougars (2-8 district, 8-10 overall).

    Owenby, a strapping lefthander, struck out a dozen batters and walked none in a dominating performance. In fact, had it not been for Campbell County catcher Bo Farris (2-for-2), the Panthers’ star would’ve pitched a perfect game. 

  • w/ pic Ayers feels volunteering is its own reward

    After three years of volunteer service at LaFollette Medical Center, Margaret Ayers feels she is the one benefiting from her work.

    “I feel like I am the winner in the situation,” Ayers said with a smile. “It has helped me so much.

    “I feel like I have been very blessed,” Ayers said. “God has blessed me. I feel like by working here, I can give back. I want to give back because I have been blessed.”

  • Candidates for August election finalize petitions

    The line up for the August is nearly complete.

    Last Thursday was the deadline for candidates to file their petitions. They have until noon today to withdraw from the race.

    This year the county road superintendent, county property assessor, a third district county commission seat, five school board seats and the Tennessee House of Representative 36 th District seat are on the ballot.

    Incumbent road superintendent Dennis Potter will be challenged by James Scott Evans.

  • Chamber and Rotary to host golf tournament

       The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club will host a golf tournament at “The Greens” at Deerfield on May 2.

    “Great opportunity to come out and network and enjoy a spring day on Norris Lake at Deerfield,” chamber director E.L. Morton said. “We got some good golfers playing.”

  • Ride raises money for Evans family

    On Saturday over 100 motorcycles roared to life in honor of Marine Lance Corporal Cody Evans.

    Evans lost his legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan last December. The Southern Sons Motorcycle Club decided they wanted to help Evans and his family.

    “We can never give him back what he has lost. But we can do something,” said Steve Turner, club president. At the end of the day that “something” turned out to be a $2,100 donation to the Evans family.

  • Caryville passes ordinance to zone pain clinics

    Following in the footsteps of Jellico and LaFolllette, Caryville’s town leaders passed the final reading of an ordinance on Monday that will zone pain clinics.

    When Caryville’s Planning Commission fashioned this ordinance, it looked at the ordinance Jellico passed last year. Jellico’s pain clinic ordinance established a medical district. In Jellico, pain clinics are only allowed to operate within the medical district. But Jellico has a hospital, and Caryville doesn’t.

  • Lady Cougars get first softball win

    Down 4-0 Thursday afternoon in the bottom of the fifth inning against visiting Cumberland Gap, it looked as though Campbell County High School’s softball team would stay winless for another day.

    But the Lady Cougars suddenly woke from their slumber and scored six runs to take the lead.

    Campbell County pitcher Alex Hempsall (8 Ks) held the Lady Panthers to one run the rest of the way to take a 6-5 victory.

    A pep talk from their coach going into the bottom of the fifth inning seemed to light a fire under the Lady Cougars.

  • The new LaFollette Public Library has gone over budget

     As the new library nears completion, it appears it will cost more than the LaFollette City Council allocated for it. At Tuesday night’s meeting, the library’s budget became a talking point when the council was asked to pay more than originally planned for furniture and shelving.