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Today's News

  • Troxell indicted for assault

    Following last week’s convening of the grand jury a Jellico man has been indicted for three counts of rape of a child and one count of aggravated sexual battery

    James R. Troxell is accused of allegedly and repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl. It is believed the child was living in the same home with him from 2000 until 2002, Det. Jami Hall of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department said after his initial arrest.

    The child who was six to seven years old at the time the rapes are believed to have occurred was related to the duo by marriage, Hall said.

  • LaFollette history to 1900

    Driving past the many buildings in downtown LaFollette, it is hard to imagine the area the way it used to be; pristine and wild.  But long before the area was settled, Native Americans such as the Cherokee used the land for hunting grounds.

    It was the wild game and abundant waters which also attracted the first white settlers to the area as well, long before the Revolutionary War.

  • Jellico works on plans to fix roads at aldermen meeting; discusses sanitation issues

    After a month of no quorums, old business of paving projects and damaged roads topped the agenda at Jellico’s special called Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Dec. 2.

    “I would like for the council to give me the authority to enter into a contract with Dennis Potter to fix Hill Street,” Mayor Forrester Baird said as the meeting kicked off.

  • LaFollette to get new Food City

    LaFollette citizens will soon have a bigger and better Food City facility to shop at. Company officials announced plans to construct a much larger retail food outlet in the former Woodson’s Supermarket mall site, according to a press release. The new 46,000 square foot store will replace to current Food City store, with much more space and departments. The extra space will allow for a much larger variety of items for the customers, said store manager Tony Daugherty.

  • Valley View is hosting Visions of Christmas and community dinner

    The halls are decked at Valley View Elementary School as it gets into the holiday spirit by hosting Visions of Christmas on Dec. 17.

    The school is hosting the evening event in conjunction with the Boy and Girl Scouts.

    There will be a fantasy of trees silent auction, as well as a secret Santa gift shop where children can purchase gifts costing from 50 cents to $3. A sweet shop with homemade baked goods will also be there, according to Valley View Principal Steve Rutherford.

  • Council upholds termination of Young

    For the third time in three months, the LaFollette City Council has terminated city administrator David Young.  This time it came in the form of ratifying, or finalizing, the council’s prior October decision to fire Young.

    Despite the fact that the decision has been made two times before, there was once again much discussion on the contentious issue.

    Councilman Bob Fannon made a motion to wait on making the decision until after Dec. 14 when the validity of Young’s contract will be weighed in a court.

  • Campbell County boys snap skid, 87-74

    After suffering two tough losses to open the season, the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team finally tasted victory Monday on opening night of the Scott High Thanksgiving Classic.

    The Cougars (1-2 overall) outgunned Oneida, 87-74, in their highest scoring game to date. It’s the second time this season that Campbell County has scored at least 80 points.

  • Lady Cougars pick up first win, 53-50

    One Campbell County High School basketball team picked up its first win of the season while the other remained in search of victory following Friday night’s games at Sevier County.

    Division I basketball recruit Jessica Moore led the Campbell County girls to a 53-50 triumph. The Campbell University signee carried the Lady Cougars (1-1 overall) with 15 points.

    Campbell County won the game despite making only one basket during the final quarter. The Lady Cougars scored their other 10 points during the fourth period on free throws.

  • Jacksboro gets mixed results at Lake City

    The Jacksboro Middle School’s basketball team kept its perfect record intact Thursday night with a 38-27 victory at Lake City.

    Post player Jamie Mynatt led all scorers with 16 points for the Lady Eagles (5-0 overall).

    Michaela Smith chipped in 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers for Jacksboro. Whitney Williamson added eight points for the winners while Hannah Owens had two and Alex Cox one.

    Jacksboro outscored the Lady Lakers 10-0 in the first quarter and held a commanding 21-3 lead at halftime.

  • Jellico grad named academic all-conference in volleyball at UC

    Tommie Thompson, a junior from Pioneer, was one of six University of the Cumberlands volleyball players selected to the Mid-South Conference All-Academic Team.

    In order to receive this award, a player must be at least a sophomore and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

    Thompson is a graduate of Jellico High School.