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Today's News

  • Thefts at impound lot prompt changes

    Thefts at the county’s impound lot have prompted changes in security.

    Aaron Evans, Campbell County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy, said on Nov. 20 Don Boshears, environmental services director, reported when he arrived at the Towe String Road convenience center around 7:30 a.m. the lock on the front gate was missing.

    After further inspection Boshears discovered the gate at the impound lot was open and the lock had also been cut, records indicate.

  • Hutson arrested on several charges

    Allegedly driving around with beer and a minor in the car proved to be costly for a Jacksboro man.

    LaFollette Police Officer Brian Tiller stopped Jerry W. Hutson, II, 28, of 431 Myers Street, Jacksboro, after he observed his vehicle weaving on Jacksboro Pike on Dec. 1.

    Tiller reported he detected the odor of alcohol coming from the car and could see two Bud Light cans in the floorboard in plain view.

  • Campbell girls start strong in District 3

    The Campbell County High School girls’ varsity basketball team is off to a strong start in District 3-AAA this season.

    The Lady Cougars defeated Powell, 37-30, Tuesday night at home to stay perfect in league play.

    Senior point guard Courtney Morris led the charge with 20 points for Campbell County (2-0 district, 4-4 overall).

    Maria Foust chipped in six points, followed by Amber Young with four, Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins three each, and Courtney Miller one.

  • 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.