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Today's News

  • Caryville Board reviews recent issues

    Discussion about the attempted liquor referendum and approval of the ordinance to raise the sales and use tax in Caryville took place Monday night.

    During the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Ronnie Daugherty questioned why the board could not move the liquor referendum forward. Caryville Mayor Robert Stooksbury took the opportunity to apologize to the citizens for the board’s lack of knowledge on the procedure.

  • Taser ends chase of alleged assailant

    While many people were enjoying the July 4 fireworks, David E. Ball Jr., 27, of Jellico, was allegedly trying to flee police on foot.

    Last week, Jellico Police Officer Joseph Hopson responded to a disturbance at the apartments near Logans Street. Upon arrival Hopson could hear the voices of a male and female arguing, he said.

  • Bernie Gagne arrested for sexual battery

    Bernie Nicholas Gagne, 30, of 707 Grantsboro Road, LaFollette, was arrested for aggravated sexual battery following an incident that allegedly took place on Saturday.

    The 11-year-old victim informed the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday she was the victim of an alleged sexual assault.

  • Lawson charged for burglary

    Shattered glass at the NAPA front entrance alarmed Jellico Police Officer Wayne Barton during patrol earlier this month.

    “Upon approaching the broken door I observed broken glass inside and out and a rock approximately the size of a gallon milk jug inside the building,” said Barton about his first observations at the scene.

  • Cougars glad to have Nelson back

    Nobody is happier to see Lucas Nelson back on the basketball court than Barry Jones, the boy’s varsity coach at Campbell County High School.

    Nelson, a rising senior who took the past year off from basketball, is a perfect fit for the run-and-gun style of play that that Jones adopted from college coaching legends Paul Westhead and Nolan Richardson.

    “He brings a lot to the table,” said Jones.

  • Blue Devils fare well at summer team camps

    With four starting positions to fill, Mike Reynolds, the boy’s basketball coach at Jellico High School, got a chance to evaluate talent during three summer camps.

    Considering their losses, the Blue Devils didn’t look half bad in camps at Fulton, the University of the Cumberlands and Georgetown University. Jellico finished its summer schedule with a respectable 15-10 overall record.

    “I never like to read too much into records during the summer, but it’s good for the kids to play against teams like these,” said Reynolds.

  • On the fast track to fun

    The Knoxville Track Club Summer Youth Track Program has grown by leaps and bounds at the site hosted by Campbell County High School.

    This is the fifth year that CCHS has hosted biweekly practice sessions, and participation numbers keep climbing.

  • Lady Cougars’ basketball coach looking for scorers

    Replacing a pair of 1,000-point career scorers will be of paramount importance this year for the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team.

    Gone is Jessica Moore, an NCAA Division I college basketball signee, and Candice Seiber, both of which led a balanced attack in which eight players scored at least 100 points during the season.

  • LaFollette school hosts martial arts tournament

    The Academy of Martial Arts, located at LaFollette Fitness Center, hosted a tournament competition on Saturday, May 22. Students from martial arts schools in Tennessee and Kentucky competed in the event. The all-day tournament included kata, weapons, point fighting, sport jujitsu and grappling events. Competitors ranged in age from 8 years old through adult.  

    Senior instructor Larry Bostic was extremely pleased with his competition teams performance.  

  • Fannon raises concern over mayor's spending account

    Councilman Bob Fannon made an addition to the agenda at the start of the LaFollette Council meeting Tuesday night.

    For lack of a second motion the minutes for the June meeting, where the council overturned LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield’s veto and passed the budget, were not approved. This prompted Fannon to bring a budget concern to the council’s attention.

    In the history of LaFollette, the mayor has never been given a budgeted amount of money for gas, nor a vehicle for personal use, said Fannon.