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Today's News

  • Stars on a flag commemorate the men from Westbourne who served in World War II

    Hanging in Coffey’s Craft and Flea Market is a flag with 84 blue, purple and gold stars. This flag originally came from Westbourne Baptist Church at the mining camp. The women from the Westbourne camp sewed this flag. Each star represents a young man from the camp who served in World War II.

  • Veteran’s Day event to be held throughout county

    Freedom isn’t free.

    And to honor the men and women that have sacrificed for this country’s freedom, many with their very lives, Campbell County will mark Veteran’s Day with a number of events across the area.

    Kevin Walden, veteran’s affairs administrator, said the local observance is important not only to recognize those who have served, but also to impact the ones that may serve in the future.

  • Liquor Barn generates more revenue for Caryville in September

    The figures for September’s liquor taxes are in. And the revenue Caryville received from it has tripled since August.

    Caryville received $31,551.59 in liquor taxes in September. This is three times as much as Augusts’ $10,868.38. Just under $7,000 was received in July after 141 Wine and Spirits, Campbell County’s first liquor store, opened.

  • Aiming for turkeys and bragging rights

    Earl Norman tucked a chaw of tobacco in his cheek and slung a handsome 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun over his left shoulder.

    “This gun kills at both ends,” said Norman, explaining the shoulder-bruising recoil of his trusty Remington Model 11-87.

    Norman, who will be 70 years old next June, joined a dozen or so outdoorsman waiting to take their turn on the firing line Saturday afternoon at the turkey shoot hosted by Bill Lowe on his picturesque Elk Valley farm.

  • Collett coming to Stinking Creek

    When the Stanfield Church of God hosts its youth revival this week, a special guest will share his testimony.

    Steve Collett, the notorious criminal featured in the documentary Appalachian Dawn, will share how he turned his life around with God’s help.

  • It’s a big week for Blue Devils

    This is a big week for the Jellico High School boys’ basketball team.

    Senior forward Cody Malicoat signed a national letter-of-intent Wednesday to play basketball for Middle Tennessee State University. Malicoat was district and region player of the year last season.

    This afternoon (Thursday), the Blue Devils will host Campbell County for a final pre-season scrimmage. A chili supper fundraiser will be held at 5 p.m. Anyone that attends the chili supper will be invited to enter the gym to watch the scrimmage game.

  • Lady Owls participate in tip-off tourney

    The LaFollette Middle School girls’ basketball team participated in the Tip-off Tournament last week at Horace Maynard Middle School.

    Lady Owl Julia Powell was named to the all-tournament team for her play. LaFollette went 1-2 during the tournament.

  • SPORTS NOTES — November 10

  • Jellico Utility Board hears ideas for improving system

     At the Jellico Electric and Water System meeting Tuesday night, consultant Chris Mitchell came before the board with ideas for improvement to the system.

    “You guys haven’t made bad decisions,” Mitchell said.

  • Middle school, elementary basketball teams do battle

    Campbell County middle school basketball teams had a tough time Thursday night.

    At Jacksboro, the host Lady Eagles fell 34-17 to Grace Christian. Calynne Pridemore scored nine of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lady Rams.

    Aubree Cahill paced the varsity Lady Eagles with six points, followed by Jessica Stanley with four, Mackenzie Seiber three, Autumn Meadows two and Morgan Wilson and Megan Muggridge one each.