Today's News

  • McClellan, Scott dismissed from Siler action

    A judge’s move to “breathe life back into a case” now means two men can give a sigh of relief.

  • Commission set to discuss signs, road repairs

    Roads and signs were on everyone’s minds at Monday’s county commission workshop.

    With the election three weeks away Commissioner Rusty Orick asked that his time at next week’s meeting be allocated for the presentation of an ordinance regarding signs. In his door- to- door campaigning Orick said he had repeatedly been told that citizens are “tired of these signs.”

    When Commission Lynn Letner asked Orick to expound on what he was being told, Orick put it back in Letner’s lap asking what he had heard from constituents about the signs.

  • Xtreme Rock Racing returns this weekend

    Action, adventure and a lot of mud are some of the things to be expected by patrons at the upcoming Xtreme Off-Road Rock Race in White Oak this weekend.

    The event will mark the fifth and sixth challenges for racers and the first event to be held this year at the White Oak course, sponsored by XORRA (Xtreme Off-Road Racing Association) based in LaFollette.

  • Caryville Board reviews recent issues

    Discussion about the attempted liquor referendum and approval of the ordinance to raise the sales and use tax in Caryville took place Monday night.

    During the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Ronnie Daugherty questioned why the board could not move the liquor referendum forward. Caryville Mayor Robert Stooksbury took the opportunity to apologize to the citizens for the board’s lack of knowledge on the procedure.

  • Taser ends chase of alleged assailant

    While many people were enjoying the July 4 fireworks, David E. Ball Jr., 27, of Jellico, was allegedly trying to flee police on foot.

    Last week, Jellico Police Officer Joseph Hopson responded to a disturbance at the apartments near Logans Street. Upon arrival Hopson could hear the voices of a male and female arguing, he said.

  • Bernie Gagne arrested for sexual battery

    Bernie Nicholas Gagne, 30, of 707 Grantsboro Road, LaFollette, was arrested for aggravated sexual battery following an incident that allegedly took place on Saturday.

    The 11-year-old victim informed the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday she was the victim of an alleged sexual assault.

  • Lawson charged for burglary

    Shattered glass at the NAPA front entrance alarmed Jellico Police Officer Wayne Barton during patrol earlier this month.

    “Upon approaching the broken door I observed broken glass inside and out and a rock approximately the size of a gallon milk jug inside the building,” said Barton about his first observations at the scene.

  • Cougars glad to have Nelson back

    Nobody is happier to see Lucas Nelson back on the basketball court than Barry Jones, the boy’s varsity coach at Campbell County High School.

    Nelson, a rising senior who took the past year off from basketball, is a perfect fit for the run-and-gun style of play that that Jones adopted from college coaching legends Paul Westhead and Nolan Richardson.

    “He brings a lot to the table,” said Jones.

  • Blue Devils fare well at summer team camps

    With four starting positions to fill, Mike Reynolds, the boy’s basketball coach at Jellico High School, got a chance to evaluate talent during three summer camps.

    Considering their losses, the Blue Devils didn’t look half bad in camps at Fulton, the University of the Cumberlands and Georgetown University. Jellico finished its summer schedule with a respectable 15-10 overall record.

    “I never like to read too much into records during the summer, but it’s good for the kids to play against teams like these,” said Reynolds.

  • On the fast track to fun

    The Knoxville Track Club Summer Youth Track Program has grown by leaps and bounds at the site hosted by Campbell County High School.

    This is the fifth year that CCHS has hosted biweekly practice sessions, and participation numbers keep climbing.