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Today's News

  • Local trio signs with college in Kentucky

    Campbell County High School’s post tandem of Nick Litton and Tyler Chapman will join forces next year with Jellico High forward Ethan Shelley at Alice Lloyd College, an NAIA school in Eastern Kentucky.

    The three seniors announced their college decisions Thursday during a visit by members of the Alice Lloyd coaching staff.

  • LUB moves forward with rural development project

     Monday night, LaFollette Utilities Board decided to pay Robert G. Campbell and Associates $60,900 to complete the engineering for the rural development project.

  • Local Easter egg hunts planned in CC

     As Easter approaches, Campbell County is preparing for egg hunts.

    Saturday, First Baptist Church of LaFollette, the Woodmen of the World and Highway 63 Diner will host egg hunts for the community.

  • LMU student organizes lake cleanup

     College student Brittany Goins is doing her part to make Norris Lake a cleaner place.

    Goins, 20, is a sophomore at Lincoln Memorial University. She lives near the Blue Springs Dock, and is organizing a lake clean up there on April 14.

  • SPORTS NOTES — March 29

    The annual Rotary Club/Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2 at The Greens at Deerfield. 

    Tee time is 1 p.m. for the four-person scramble, with a shotgun start.

    The entry fee is $525 per team, includes cart fee, range balls and a light meal during the awards ceremony. Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 25. Each team must have a handicap of no less than a combined total of 30.

    Prizes are $750 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, $250 for 3rd place and $100 for a mystery place. 

  • Campbell County joins effort to clean Norris Lake

     Saturday, Campbell County is joining a coordinated effort to clean Norris Lake. For the first time, a five-county task force has been assembled to clean the lake.

  • Lady Eagles take 2nd at local meet; JMS finishes 5th in boys’ competition

    Jacksboro Middle School’s track and field teams did well Thursday at a meet involving seven local squads.

    The Lady Eagles took 2nd place overall with 107 points. Jacksboro’s girls placed in every event. In most events, the Lady Eagles had more than one athlete place among the top eight. 

    The girls’ 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams placed 3rd and 4th. Those relay teams featured Jessica Stanley, Morgan Simpson, Sydney Fields and Tylee Torres. 

  • Traffic violations lead to possession charges

     Running a stop sign and failing to signal led to more problems for a LaFollette man Monday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Hopper followed Lonnie Edward Campbell, 31, 125 Gillis Lane, LaFollette, after he allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign at Ellis Lane and Melvin Hollow Road. 

  • Kentucky man arrested for alleged kidnapping and assault

     Last Thursday, a Kentucky man allegedly took a female victim and their 17-month-old child for a wild ride that ended in kidnapping charges.

  • Jellico changes beer restrictions

    In a scramble to save revenue, Jellico’s leaders have loosened the town’s restrictions on the sale of beer.

    Monday night, the atmosphere at Jellico’s municipal building was tense. When the board of mayor and aldermen sat for the final reading of two beer ordinances, there was standing room only. Some members of the crowd called for the mayor’s attention while the ordinances were being discussed. They were instructed to be silent.