Today's News

  • Meth Rally sends strong message to locals

    A man shackled, wearing a red jumpsuit sent a strong message to the adults and youth attending the anti-meth rally Friday.

    Escorted from the Campbell County Jail to Campbell County High School by corrections officers, Adam Carroll told the audience he was looking at 18 years behind bars for cooking methamphetamine.

    Jacksboro Detective Mike Starrett held the microphone for the shackled man as he explained Carroll was chosen from several inmates at the county jail arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • BOE and Gearing hit with lawsuit

    A former Jacksboro Middle School detention teacher is now a party to litigation, according to a filing in Campbell County Circuit Court last week.
    According to the complaint filed by David Dunaway on behalf of a JMS student and his mother, Charlene Maria Vanover, the student was assaulted by Paul “Dan” Gearing while in a detention class.

  • A movement for the heart

    When Doris Stiers discovered Feb. 4 was National Wear Red Day, she was determined to get involved. The nationally celebrated event is being held to recognize heart disease in women.

    It could be said the date inspired her- it was her younger sister’s birthday. Stiers’ sister died at 51 from a heart attack.

    According to Stiers, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, even larger than cancer.

    Tearfully, Stiers said if she could educate one woman, then hosting an event in Jellico would be well worth the effort.

  • Legal woes continue for Martin and Bundren

    As if being indicted by the Campbell County Grand Jury in December wasn’t enough, the alleged transgressions of Dr. Michael Martin, former director of schools and Karen Bundren, have now made them party to lawsuit brought by the board of education.
    Acting in his capacity as board attorney on Monday Dail Cantrell filed a complaint in Campbell County Circuit Court naming Martin and Bundren as well as Two Rivers, LLC and Rhino, Inc, both companies with ties to Bundren’s husband, as defendants in the suit.

  • Public Records Feb. 3, 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. 24- Jan. 28


    Walter E. Moses III to Robert E. Angel and Shanna B. Angel, Dist. 3, $20,000.

    Walter E. Moses III to Robert K. Goins and Janice S. Goins, Dist. 3, $37,500.

    THOR Industries LLC to Charles E. Martin and Phyllis M. Martin, Dist. 3, $75,000.

  • LaFollette Council appropriates money

    With money received from the capital outlay note, the LaFollette City Council made plans to spend it Tuesday night.

    A low interest loan for $1.5 million will be allocated to several departments. The council approved a resolution describing the various expenditures.

    The largest expense listed was for paving. Approximately $700,000 was allocated for paving. With a STP grant for about $400,000, the city plans to go ahead with paving from the capital outlay note; the city will have close to $1.1 million for paving city roads.

  • County disaster relief program being organized

    Anyone who has faced a disaster can understand the despair of loosing loved ones or cherished possessions.

    But what if a flood or other natural disaster took everything?

    The Southern Baptist Association Disaster Relief Program will assist in these situations. Established in many counties throughout the south, the groups are reaching out to mend homes and hearts.

  • Jacksboro girls roll into title game with 45-23 rout of OR-Robertsville

     Jacksboro Middle School’s girls lived up to their No. 1 seeding Tuesday night with a 45-23 rout of Oak Ridge-Robertsville in the semifinals of the Area 2 Basketball Tournament.

    Brooke Bane paced a balanced attack with 9 points for the Lady Eagles, followed by Courtney Charles with 8; Olivia Brown, Krista Williams and Whitney Williamson 7 each; Michaela Smith 4; and Aubree Cahill 1.

    Blair Beeler led all scorers with 10 points for Robertsville. 

    Chloe White chipped in 6 points for the Lady Rams.

  • Process to organize liquor store applications causes strife

    With the final additions to the liquor by the drink and package store ordinance in place the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen are set for the second and final reading this month. But when the board attempted to prepare the application for liquor stores it seemed to hit a snag.

  • Blue Devils take homecoming victory over Oakdale

     The status quo prevailed Friday night during the high school varsity basketball doubleheader between District 4-A rivals Oakdale and host Jellico.

    Both the Oakdale girls and Jellico boys completed regular season sweeps with convincing victories.

    In girl’s action, the Lady Eagles broke open a tight contest in the second quarter to win their homecoming game by 31 points, 69-38. 

    Oakdale held a narrow 16-12 lead in the opening quarter, but buried the Lady Blue Devils with a 22-6 run during the second period.