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Today's News

  • Davis arrested for DUI

    Alleged erratic driving led to a DUI arrest on Sunday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy Joshua Humphrey was on patrol at around 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 when he noticed a vehicle turn onto Eagle Bluff Road from Jacksboro Pike and run off the road.

    Humphrey reported the driver was slow to react to the emergency lights and she drove off the road several more times before coming to a stop in the intersection of Eagle Bluff Road and Starz Lane.

  • CCHS boys win tourney opener

    It’s a make or break week for county basketball teams.

    District tournaments tipped off earlier this week with opening round elimination games. Only the top four teams from each district advance to regionals.

    District 3-AAA

    Campbell County High School’s girls (15-1 district, 22-6 overall) had the week off after winning the regular season title and top billing in the league tournament. 

    They will face the Hardin Valley vs. Oak Ridge winner on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in a semifinal game at Oak Ridge.

  • Lady Cougars wrap up grand regular season

    Courtney Morris helped the Campbell County High School girls’ basketball team stamp an exclamation point on a spectacular regular season.

    The senior point guard shot 50 percent from the field (7 of 14) and 75 percent from the charity stripe (3 of 4) Friday night while scoring a game-high 20 points to lead a 69-53 victory over visiting Cumberland Gap in a non-district game.

  • Cougars stop Gap, 61-53, in OT

    Senior forward Nick Litton scored 17 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked a pair of shots Friday night to help the Campbell County High varsity boys’ basketball team avenge an earlier loss to Cumberland Gap.

    Playing at home, the Cougars (7-9 district, 16-11 overall) defeated the Panthers 61-53 in overtime to end the regular season on a high note. The victory helped take some of the sting out of district losses to Knoxville Central and Karns last week, both of which were on the road.

    “Central was a tough game,” Housley said.

  • Blue Devils hope to bounce back

    Jellico High School’s boys can erase a season’s worth of frustration with a good showing this week in the District 4-A Basketball Tournament.

    The defending district and regional tournament champion Blue Devils (6-6 district, 13-16 overall) have been anything but consistent this season. Jellico posted an impressive win over state-ranked Grace Christian Academy in late January, but also suffered disappointing district losses to Wartburg, Coalfield, Oneida and most recently Friday to Sunbright on Senior Night.

  • Caryville decides to participate in a variety of programs

     Tuesday night, Caryville’s Board of Mayor and Alderman decided to participate in countywide programs including Code Red and Text a Tip.

    The mayor and aldermen first approved signing an interlocal agreement with Campbell County.

  • Holidays cause liquor sales to spike at Campbell County stores

     The holidays may have brought an upswing in liquor sales, but they leveled off afterwards.

    “Since the holiday season, they (sales) really went flat,” Liquor Barn owner John Davenport said.

  • Vanderbilt nurses host Zumba and storytime at Jellico

     For the third year, nurses from Vanderbilt University Hospital will host a story time at Jellico’s Public Library while they visit the town.

    “We’re just so lucky to have them,” library director Mark Tidwell said.

  • McCollum gets probation

     Gregory Jason McCollum will serve six years of supervised probation and pay $60,000 restitution after pleading guilty to arson in Campbell County Criminal Court on Feb. 7.

    Around May 2006, McCollum set fire to the clothing section in Wal-Mart, Jacksboro Police Chief Danny Chapman said.

  • Jellico utilities gives Rowe $70,000 annual salary

     General Manager Billy Rowe’s salary will cost Jellico Electric and Water System $30,000 less than the previous manager’s.

    Rowe was hired as general manager at a special called meeting on Feb.1. On Tuesday night, the utility board approved his new annual salary of $70,000.