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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mix of seniors and freshmen make for a winning track combination at CCHS

    Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins continue to lead the scoring for the Campbell County High School girls’ track and field team.

    However, a talented group of freshman has given the Lady Cougars some much-needed depth.

    “Kristin is just doing incredibly well in triple jump,” Campbell County coach Billie Ann Evans said.

    “I think they’re both doing great. And I can’t tell you how much the freshmen are helping the team.”

  • Campbell County scheduled to host two races on April 21

     Campbell County will host two races on April 21.

    First Volunteer Bank’s annual five-kilometer race will be held in Jacksboro.

  • New drug scheduling proposed by Powers

     

     

    Yesterday, Rep. Dennis Powers took a bill that updates drug scheduling in Tennessee before the House of Representatives. 

  • Youth football program looking for coaches

    The Campbell County Youth Football Association seeks qualified candidates to fill coaching positions for the upcoming football season. The football program is under new leadership, and the City of LaFollette has donated a new field to be used by the league. League leaders are looking for people that are willing to help build the program and take it to the next level. If interested, please contact Steven Phillips at 865-617-5429 or Brent Lester at 423-566-9555.

  • Man allegedly steals purse from woman’s home

     Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Hicks was called to a residence on Carl Stiner Highway in response to an intruder.

    When Hicks and Sergeant Joe Marlow arrived, the victim told them someone was inside her home. 

  • CCHS baseball team shuts out Karns, 2-0

    If there were any lingering memories of last year’s 1-0 elimination loss to Karns in the district tournament, the Campbell County High School baseball team erased them Thursday afternoon.

    Aaron Chapman pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Cougars to a 2-0 triumph over the host Beavers.

    Campbell County got on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning, when catcher Bo Farris drove in Nick Bailey with a base hit. The Cougars added another run in the top of the sixth, when Joseph Williams drove in Chris Hutson.