Today's News

  • Loved ones remembered at Red Dress event

     The Red Dress luncheon in Jellico had over 30 women in attendance – each with a story of how they lost a loved one to heart disease.

    Bright red balloons and tablecloths decorated the Jellico Library conference room Friday. It was an emotional gathering as the women talked about their husbands, brothers, mothers and sisters who died of a heart attack. Tears were shed around the room as the red clad women explained their personal experiences with heart disease.

  • CCHS swept by AC, Halls

     Campbell County High School’s basketball teams lost a couple of heartbreakers last week to District 3-AAA rivals Anderson County and Knox Halls.

    The Lady Cougars were beaten 56-54 in overtime Friday night by the visiting Lady Mavericks. Courtney Morris paced Campbell County (9-5 district, 14-9 overall) with 12 points, followed by Kristin Chapman and Amber Young with 9 each.

    Cayla Oglesby and Maggie Smith carried Anderson County with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

    The game was tied 51-51 at the end of regulation.

  • Dangerous encounter ends with arrest

    When most parents punish their children they send them to time out. But Samuel Bolton’s father sent him to jail.

    Caryville police located Bolton in an upstairs room at his father’s house. Bolton allegedly had a large pocketknife in his hand- blade extended.

    Officer Ben Marlow and Sheriff’s Deputy Cody Chapman told Bolton to drop the knife. When Bolton complied he was arrest. Bolton told officers he ran because he knew he had warrants, said Marlow.

  • Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series begins on Norris

     The Powder Mill Bass Tournament Series kicked off the 2011 season on Feb. 5. Even though weather conditions were unfavorable, with falling temperatures and strong winds, some very nice fish were brought in. The points series will be running from February through September. Opening week winners were: 1st place – David Hatfield and Robbie Powell (10.9 lbs.), 2nd place – Brian St. John and Tom Brown (9.9 lbs.), 3rd place – Brian Miller and John Carroll (7.8lbs.), big fish – Travis Richardson (4.0lbs.).

  • Caryville police discover remnants of meth labs

    Going down by the river has a whole new meaning for culprits cooking methamphetamine.

    Caryville Police responded to Yoakum Circle Friday when street department workers reported suspicious items near the water.

    Lt. Stephanie Smith arrived at 2 p.m. to find a bottle containing a crystallized substance and syringes on the ground behind a hollowed out log, she said. Smith walked to the Caryville dam finding more methamphetamine making components leading to the lake embankment.

  • Pleas resolve criminal cases

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    George Alois Hnlica III- theft of property over $500; judicial diversion for two years, two years probation, court costs, $75 to ECF, $500 restitution to victim.

    Jonathan Terry- ten counts fraudulent use of a debit card under $500, fraudulent use of a credit/debit card over $500; eight years judicial diversion, eight years probation, court costs, $825 to ECF, $5,618.38 restitution to victim.

  • Public Records Feb. 10, 2011

     Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.


    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Jan. 31- Feb. 4


    Larry E. Gunderson, Judy Gunderson, Paul E. Peters and Kathi L. Peters to Ronald Hostetter, Dist. 2, $12,500.

    John Calvin Ward to Donie Byrge, Dist. 1, $3,500.

    Paul Herron to David Herron, Dist. 3, $47,900.

  • Walleye fishing shows some improvement on Norris Lake

      The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Friday, Feb. 4 was 1,000.28 feet and expected to drop slightly. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

     Almost time to renew 

    hunting/fishing license

    February 28 marks the expiration of the 2010-11 Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Licenses. The expiration of the licenses coincides with the time when most hunting seasons in the state end and interest in fishing begins to increase. 

    New licenses for 2011-12 will be available for purchase beginning Friday, Feb. 18. There are no changes in license costs for 2011-12.

  • Little League sign-ups set in LaFollette

     Sign-ups for LaFollette Little League Baseball and Softball will be held on consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 19 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West LaFollette Cafeteria.

    The sign-up fee is $45 per child, which goes toward the purchase of a uniform and insurance.

    There will be divisions for tee-ball, coach pitch, softball and baseball. Girls and boys ages 4-14 are invited to participate.

    For more information, call 423-566-1400 or 423-562-7782.