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Today's News

  • Youth Baseball coaches will meet Jan. 29

    Anyone interested in coaching youth baseball or softball in LaFollette, Jacksboro, Caryville or Jellico is invited to a coaches meeting on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell County High School Baseball field house.

    The meeting will include all age groups and feature important updates. For more info, call Brad Collette at (423) 562-8308 or (865) 659-7873.

  • Little League football banquet set

    A football banquet for Cougar Little League football players, coaches and cheerleaders will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at Valley View Elementary School.

    Football players need to return all equipment and uniforms. Players will be able to purchase their jersey for $10 cash. Following dinner, trophies will be awarded.

  • Wynn to host 3-on-3 tourney

    A men’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Wynn School. Games will begin at 9 a.m.

    Concessions will be available. For more info or to enter a team, call Don England at 784-2645 and leave a message.

  • Jayvee wins in waning seconds against Halls

    The Campbell County High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team faced off against district rival Knox Halls Friday night at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium. 

    Out of school all day because of snow, the Cougars got off to a sluggish start, shooting just 25 percent from the field and falling behind 12-9 after the first quarter. 

    In the second quarter, the Red Devils outscored the Cougars 20-18 to push their lead to 32-27 at the half. 

  • Wilhoit charged with snatching purse

    A LaFollette woman was arrested after she allegedly helped herself to a purse that didn’t belong to her.

    On Jan. 15, a woman who had been shopping at Food Lion reported her purse had been stolen out of her shopping cart. The victim told LaFollette Police Officer Homer Herrell a man had stopped her in the ice cream aisle to inquire about what kind of ice cream she liked.

  • Suttles charged with arson

    A domestic disturbance allegedly resulted in a fire last week.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Hatmaker was called to 118 Summers Road as a result of reports that Pete Suttles, 45, of 708 S. 15th Street, was at the home and armed with a knife.

    At the scene Hatmaker along with Sgt. Jeremy Goins and Deputies Matt Howell and Josh Vann found the residence to be on fire.

  • Kirby arrested for kidnapping

    Jacob Aaron Kirby was charged with kidnapping after allegedly taking his former girlfriend against her will.

    On Jan. 11, Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies worked in conjunction with the Caryville Police Department to make an arrest in the case.

    According to CCSD reports, the victim stated Kirby, 25, of 407 E. Kentucky Ave., forced her into a truck at LaFollette Estates and took her against her will to the Motel 6 in Caryville.

  • Jordan arrested for sleeping at the wheel

    Kenneth Jordan got a trip to jail instead of a milkshake when he fell asleep in the Sonic drive-thru last week.

    On Jan. 14, LaFollette Police Officer Michael Baker was called to the restaurant to investigate reports of a man being passed out in his vehicle that was sitting just feet from the drive-thru window.

    The driver’s window was down and Baker reported reaching through to turn off the ignition. When Kenneth D. Jordan, 29, of 508 W. Walden Street, was awakened he was asked to step outside the car.

  • Arrest made in child rape case; Lamdin out on bond

    After months of investigation a Duff man has been charged with raping a child.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Ricky Jeffers began looking into the case involving Danny Lambdin, 55, of 5273 White Oak Road, Duff, after receiving information a female child had reported Lambdin had been touching her in an inappropriate manner.

    Records indicate School Resource Deputy Meghan Wilson received information that the child was being touched inappropriately by Lambdin and called the 24 hour Department of Children’s Services hotline to report the complaint.

  • Third district seat still open

    The third district commission seat vacated by Melvin Boshears on Dec. 1, 2011 is still vacant.

    And it looks like it may stay that way, at least for now.

    On Tuesday evening the county commission took up the issue in two separate motions but neither managed to garner the eight votes needed to pass.

    Commissioner Johnny Bruce kicked off the topic with a motion to leave the seat open until the August election.