Today's News

  • Cougars make Wildcats work for win

    With unpleasant memories of a 35-point loss earlier this season at Oak Ridge, players on the Campbell County High School varsity boys’ basketball team were bound and determined not to let it happen again.

    The host Cougars (6-6 district, 14-8 overall) took the Wildcats (11-2 district, 19-3 overall) to the wire Friday night before falling, 56-53.

  • Dixie Youth Baseball League being organized countywide

    After decades of running their own summer baseball leagues, the city of LaFollette and the town of Caryville are combining forces to build a countywide program.

    Prospective coaches got a chance to meet organizers and board members of the newly formed Campbell County Dixie Youth Baseball League during a Sunday afternoon get-together at the CCHS Baseball Field House.

    “I’d like to make our program a countywide program,” CCHS baseball coach Brad Collette said when addressing the coaches in attendance.

  • Eagles, Lady Owls advance to Area 2 semifinals

    LaFollette Middle’s Bailey Rutherford made the most of her only basket of the game Saturday afternoon during opening round Area 2 Tournament action at Oak Ridge-Jefferson.

    Rutherford made a shot at the buzzer to give the fourth seeded Lady Owls (9-11 overall) a dramatic 26-24 come-from-behind victory over fifth seeded Clinton. 

  • Gillenwater leads CCHS freshmen past Scott

    The CCHS freshmen played host to Scott County on Monday night. Campbell County jumped out to an early 19-7 lead on the hot hand of Darin Gillenwater. 

    The sharpshooter, who was coming off a 24-point performance against Hardin Valley, hit five of six shots including three 3-pointers. 

  • County court clerk’s office embroiled in turmoil

    Terminations in the county court clerk’s office have set in motion a lawsuit, subsequent rehires and a slew of innuendo.

    The unrest began on Jan. 12 when Campbell County Court Clerk Debbie Wilson fired Alene Baird and Maria Partin. Baird was a 24 year employee with the county while Partin, Baird’s daughter, was in her seventeenth year of employment. In letters written to the two there isn’t an explanation for their firings nor is one provided on the employee add/ change notice used by the county finance department.

  • Co-ed volleyball tourney set for Jellico

    The Jellico High School softball team will hold a co-ed volleyball tournament Feb. 3-4 as a fundraiser.

    The event will be hosted by Jellico High School. Games will begin on Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $30 per team of six players. There must be two females on the court at all times for each team.

    To register, call Angie at 784-9455/784-9453 or Nancy at 494-1452.

  • Officials weigh in on sales tax referendum

      On March 6, Campbell County voters will have some tough choices to make. And while which Republican will get to make a run for the White House in November may be dominating the national airways local voters will also face an issue that’s much closer to home.

  • News laws posed to fight designer drugs

  • Count shows rise in county’s homeless

    Despite torrential rain volunteers trekked out last Thursday in an effort to put a number on the county’s homeless and precariously placed population.

    For the third year Campbell County resident volunteers joined forces with municipality officials and local law enforcement for the national Point In Time Count.

    This year’s count revealed an increase in those people in the county’s borders who are living without unsheltered or in a situation where were it not for the generosity of friends or relatives would be homeless.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County Feb. 2, 2012

      Feb 2– Feb 10



    9:30 a.m. Line dance class

    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cobbler

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hotdogs

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



    10 a.m. bingo

    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.  Lunch serving Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, and banana pudding

    12:00 Silver Sneakers Exercise Class