Today's News

  • Spring cleaning comes to Jellico on Saturday

     Volunteers will spend a day on spring cleaning in Jellico. Jellico’s Tourism Office and Beatification Committee are hosting the second annual “Spring Clean Fling” on Saturday.

    “It’s a city-wide cleanup,” Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett said. “It’s just a community thing.”

    On Saturday, volunteers from the community will pick up trash off all the streets in Jellico.

    “We have somebody on every street that day,” Bennett said. “They just go out and do it.”

  • Faithful Words for week of March 22, 2012

      Nathaniel: What you see is what you get


    “Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him and said, ‘Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!’” (See John 1:45-51, RSV).

    One writer has described Nathaniel as “the absent-minded professor among the 12 . . . the mystic, the other-worldly man….” 

  • Mavericks overpower CCHS, 11-1

    After living on cloud nine most of last week, Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team was brought back down to earth Monday afternoon by District 3-AAA rival Anderson County.

    The Cougars (1-2 district, 4-2 overall) were run ruled, 11-1, in five innings by the Mavericks after winning four of their first five games of the season.

  • Business owner plans to bring hotel to Caryville

     Hotel owner Jay Patel told town leaders he intends to bring a Holiday Inn Express to Caryville. Patel shared his plans to turn the old Christmas Tree Inn into an active hotel at Caryville’s board of mayor and aldermen meeting on March 12.

  • From the Mountain for week of March 22, 2012e

     From The Mountain

    Mark J. Tidwell


  • Jellico bus driver takes issue with new speed bumps

     During Jellico’s municipal meeting last Thursday, Charles Violet complained about speed bumps Jellico installed on Douglas Lane.

    Violet is a bus driver whose route takes him down Douglas Lane. When he goes over the speed bumps, it “flips” the children into the air, he said.

  • Campbell County athletes qualify for sectionals

    Half a dozen Campbell County High School athletes met sectional qualifying standards last week while opening the season in a track and field meet at the Hardin Valley Academy.

    Leading the way was two-time Class AAA state champion Kristin Chapman, who took 1st place in high jump (5-6) and had the winning triple jump (35-.05) in the very first attempt of her career in that event.

    In fact, Chapman broke Amanda Forrester’s 13-year old school triple jump record while qualifying for sectionals.

  • Residents at Cumberland Village plant seeds of hope

    A rose bush grows at Cumberland Village Care and Rehab. Though short and slight, the red continuous bloom is the only surviving plant from a flower garden the residents used to enjoy.

    That flower garden was torn down in June to make way for additions to Cumberland Village.

    “We were able to salvage their (the residents’) favorite rose bush,” activities director Debbie Vinsant said. “It is living and it is going to make it.”

    Rose bushes are the residents’ favorite plants, Vinsant said.

  • God worked it out for the employer to hire both of us - week of March 22, 2012

     God worked it out for the employer to hire both of us


             “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).

  • Man arrested for theft and forgery

     On March 13, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man who allegedly stole around $1,327.