Today's News

  • Two young men found anti-meth organization

    It started with a t-shirt.

    The ‘I Hate Meth’ message on clothing has since spread to bracelets and car decals. But what started as a message on a shirt has expanded to mean something greater for Hate Meth founders Jonathan LuAllen and Toby Young.

    In early summer LuAllen and Young envisioned a cause to believe in based on the message printed on the shirt. Their cause produces a meth free Campbell County and a community proud of where they come from, according to Young.

  • Probation handed down in Terry case

    In court Monday, one time LaFollette Police Officer Daniel Terry pled guilty to criminal charges.

    For the former lawman, it was a switch of circumstances.

    After admitting he was guilty of statutory rape and official misconduct the 26-year- old was given his sentence. For the statutory rape charge, Terry was sentenced to two years judicial diversion while the other charge netted him two years supervised probation.

  • Local standouts help Pats reach NAIA playoffs

    Former Campbell County High School standouts Troy Arnold, Phillip and Stephen Wells, and Jellico alum Dustin Buckner have been key contributors this season for the playoff-bound University of the Cumberlands football team.
    Arnold, a sophomore linebacker, has played in all 10 games for the Patriots. He is the sixth-leading tackler on the team with 48 total stops and has also forced 3 fumbles, recovered 2 fumbles — one of which he returned for a touchdown — and intercepted 2 passes.

  • Snell sentenced for attempted child abuse




    A woman who drove into Cove Lake with her children strapped in the backseat of her car has pled guilty to felony charges.

    On Monday Amanda Snell agreed that in October 2009, she committed attempted aggravated child abuse and attempted aggravated child abuse with a child less than eight years of age.

  • LaFollette Elementary girls hold off upset-minded Lady Bobcats

    Having gone through the basketball season relatively untested, the LaFollette Elementary School girls had to withstand a serious challenge Thursday night from visiting Valley View.

  • Public Records Nov. 18

     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

    Nov. 8 – Nov. 12


    Mary Elizabeth Chapman and Elizabeth Chapman to JR Kitts and J R Kitts, Dist. 1, $58,300.

    David Escalante and Regina Escalante to John W. Leach, Dist. 5, $8,000.

  • Campbell County teams stumble in season opener

    There is plenty of room for improvement following Campbell County High School’s season basketball opener Tuesday night.
    Neither team was able to pull out a victory during a TSSAA Hall of Fame varsity doubleheader against visiting Morristown West.
    During a low-scoring girl’s game, the Lady Cougars fell behind 20-12 at halftime and were never able to get in a rhythm during a 47-28 loss. Courtney Morris scored 11 of her team-high 14 points in the second half for Campbell County. All three of her 3-pointers came during the final 16 minutes of play.

  • Pill bottles spark investigation

    Caryville Police Department responded to a report about several trash bags full of pill bottles last Friday.

    Police Chief Johnny Jones went to the Holiday Inn in response to the complaint about the suspicious items.

    The hotel manager advised Jones t an employee was weed eating the property and discovered a garbage bag. The bag allegedly contained an abundance of pill bottles, according to the report.

    “I observed the garbage bag containing several pull bottles,” said Jones.

  • Inmate transfered to face charges in Campbell

    Arrested in Jackson, Amy L. Bothe, 27, was transferred to the Campbell County Jail on Sunday to face outstanding charges.

    Bothe was being sought for the illegal tattooing of a minor in February. Bothe and another suspect were gone when officers went to arrest them, according to the report filed by Caryville Police Lt. Stephanie Smith.

    A warrant was filed for Bothe for child abuse and neglect. Based on the original report, the minor received a two-inch tattoo of a cross on his upper back thigh.

  • News Notes


    Registration forms for the annual Campbell County Christmas parade can be obtained by calling 562-4961.

    The Operation Roundup Board will meet on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the LaFollette Utility Board conference room. 

    The SMCC dietary department with coats for the cold will be distributing items on Nov. 18 from 2 – 6 p.m. on a first come first serve basis.