Today's News

  • Reunions

    The 2011 family reunion for descendants and relatives of William (Bill, Willie) J. Brown born 1850 in Anderson County will be held June 18. Anyone related to Bill is welcome and encouraged to attend. Please call Vicky at (865) 696-6237 or email foustgenology@live.com for further details.


  • Spiritually Speaking

    Devine deliverance


    Last week I wrote about Queen Esther, how she became queen and was placed in a position to save the Jews from being destroyed. King Ahasuerus had promoted Haman (a wicked man) to a powerful position. The people were to bow to him and give reverence to him.

  • vacation bible school news

    Vacation Bible School News  

    New Horizon Baptist Church vacation bible school will be held June 13 – 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information contact the church office at 563-0030.

  • Public Records

    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

    May 30 – June 3


    Glen Shope and Pauline Shope to Mark Roosa, Dist. 1, $9,000.

    Dorsey Frabott and Margaret Frabott to Carol Bostic, Dist. 3, $1,000.

    William David Lee, Steven A. Lee and Sandee Barton to Michael Gordon Lambdin, Dist. 5, $75,000.

  • News Notes

    The Synergy Expo 2011 will be held June 9 at Jacksboro Middle School from 2 to 8 p.m., seminars will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free to the public. For more information visit campbellcountychamber.com or call 566-0329.


  • Faithful Words

    Who is the Holy Spirit? – Part 1


    “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;…” (See John 14:16ff., KJV).

  • On Higher Ground

    Two funerals separated by sixty years


    “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14).  “Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow” (Psalm 144:4).

    Death is the great leveler of all individuals.  And nothing demonstrates the impartiality of death quite like war.  Old or young, rich or poor, educated or ignorant, right or wrong—death has a way of overlooking all such distinctions.

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Jesus Christ and The Bible releases spiritual power


    You may ask why Christians put so much emphasis on the Bible. The main reason is this: The way you treat your Bible is the way you treat Jesus Christ. He is the living Word and the Bible is the written Word, and they agree in their character and ministry. The accompanying charts help demonstrate this concept.

  • What will happen next in the Bartley case?

    With Judge Jon K. Blackwood setting aside Kenneth S. Bartley’s 2007 plea a number of legal avenues have been reopened.

    Now as the nearly 20-year- old sits at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville, his future is uncertain. Before last week Bartley was certain to spend his days behind a locked door until February 2033, if he made parole then. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been eligible for release until February 2049.

  • Bartley sees plea set aside

    It aint’ over till its over. And sometimes it isn’t over then.

    Kenneth S. Bartley knows that all too well.

    In April 2007, the then teenager pled guilty to killing Campbell County High School Assistant Principal Ken Bruce and wounding CCHS Principal Gary Seale and Jim Pierce, CCHS assistant principal. As per the plea, Bartley was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

    Within days of the plea being inked, Bartley was asking for a do over. And he has continued to ask for that all the way to the state supreme court and back.