Today's News

  • School menus


    Campbell County School Menu

    Feb. 7 – Feb. 11



    Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

    Fish Sandwich

    Lettuce, Tomato

    Seasoned Fries

    Fresh Veggies




    Spaghetti w/meat sauce

    Garden Salad

    Green Beans

    Bread Sticks



  • Church News

    Sled Creek Community Holiness Church in White Oak will hold a benefit singing for Ray “Bigfoot” Reed who has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The singing will be on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Singers will be Walking by Faith, Friends of Jesus and Andrew Bowman. Sled Creek Church’s youth drama team, Create Praise Drama Team, will perform at the beginning of the service.


  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Feb. 3 – Feb. 12



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, cake and ice cream 

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chicken pot pie w/potatoes, slaw and chocolate pudding

  • News Notes

    The regular meeting of the Caryville Municipal Planning Commission will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3 in the Caryville City Hall. A Meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals will follow.


  • Scouts honor band of brothers

    One need only look as far as the local Boy Scouts for the embodiment of leadership.

    With 236 area youth taking part in the program that puts God, family and country above all else, examples of good deeds are abundant.

    On Tuesday night, the scouts honored a group of brothers whom they felt exemplify everything they stand for.

    The Baird brothers, Nolan, Nathan, Roy, Virgil, Chester and Adrion were presented with the 2011 Good Scout award in front of a crowd of family and friends. Nathan and Virgil were honored posthumously.

  • Judge leaves $250,000 bond intact

    A Tuesday morning bond hearing was to no avail for John Lowe.

    Coming into the hearing, Lowe was asking the court to reduce his bond from $250,000 to $50,000. He is currently charged in the death of his uncle Paul Cox.

    When police entered the home in Sept. 2010 they found an emaciated Cox covered with pressure ulcers.  He was also dead.

    “It was the most heartbreaking thing I have ever seen,” Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Jami Hall said from the witness stand at the hearing. “It was like looking at a skeleton.”

  • LaFollette selects new chief

    It happened quickly.

    But in the end the LaFollette Mayor Mike Stanfield and Councilmen Hansford Hatmaker and Joe Bolinger voted to make Jimmie Jeffries the new LaFollette Police Chief.

    Councilwoman Stephanie Grimm made a motion to hire William Roehl. But the motion failed with a three to two vote. It was the same voting pattern that elected Jeffries as the new chief. Hatmaker made the motion for Jeffries, and just as quickly as the council voted no for Roehl the council voted three to two for Jeffries.

  • Large amount of cash and pills seized in traffic stop

    A traffic stop led to the discovery of cash and pills last Thursday afternoon.
    LaFollette Police Sgt. Joe Brown and Detective Lt. Monty Miller were aware Samuel Kenton West, 39, of 276 Adam Hollow Road, Pioneer had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Scott County when they stopped him in the parking lot of the Corner Market.
    Travis David Williams, 27, of 1215 South Highway 25, was a passenger in West’s car at the time of the stop.  

  • New personnel policy put on hold

    Sometimes the cart gets put before the horse. This almost happened at a Jellico Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting last Thursday.

    A resolution to amend the personnel policy for all town employees was proposed by Alderwoman Pamela Jo Carbaugh for approval.

    “When I looked at this I was a little shocked,” said Carbaugh about several things in the existing personnel policy.

  • Walters State signs Jellico High School golfer Cody Byrge

     Jellico High School senior Cody Byrge signed scholarship papers Friday to continue his golf career at Walters State Community College (WSCC).

    Byrge posted a top 10 district individual finish for the Blue Devils in their very first year of competition.

    “We’re proud of Cody and all of his accomplishments,” said Danny Oakes, athletic director at Jellico High School.

    “It’s something special for him to get a scholarship in the first year of our golf program.”