Today's News

  • On Higher Ground

    There are some questions science just cannot answer


    Christopher Hitchens is dying.  He is in the final stages of cancer.  He is British.  He is intelligent and well-educated.  And he is an avowed atheist.  The influential writer assures us that if he experiences a death-bed conversion, it will simply be the cancer spreading to his brain.

    Unfortunately Hitchens has bought into the widely prevalent belief that science can answer all questions, including the origin and meaning of life.

  • Church News


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a Bazaar on Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be homecooked food, homemade bake sale items, apple sale, white elephant sale, kitchen knife sale and two raffles. Takeout orders are available.


    Macedonia Baptist Church will begin revival Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. and each night following at 7 p.m. with Dale Young holding the revival.


    Coolidge Ridge Baptist Church will have homecoming Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m.


  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Oct. 4 – Oct. 8



    Big Daddy’s Pizza or Vegetable Beef Soup

    Garden Salad w/ choice of dressing

    Steamed corn

    Ice cream


    Chicken Tenders


    Whipped potatoes

    Broccoli w/ cheese sauce

    Glazed carrots

    Hot school rolls


  • Brown arrested on drug charges

    Suspicious activity at an abandoned house led to an arrest last Friday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Darrell Mongar and Sgt. Jason Heatherly were dispatched to investigate activity at 328 Oak Run Lane.

    When officers pulled into the driveway they observed MaDonna Marie Brown, 29, of 865 South High Knob Road, in a white Ford Ranger truck.

    According to Mongar’s report, a box of baking soda was observed on the dash of the vehicle and a spoon with residue was also located in plain view on the passenger’s side floor board.

  • On Higher Ground

    Forgiveness is always possible with the Lord


    Bad news travels fast.

  • From a Mother's Heart

    It’s good to be back home again


    After packing our bags full of clothes, snacks and who knows how many other things, my sister from Knoxville and I headed out the door last week for the long 550 mile trip to Pennsylvania to attend our Arentz family reunion.

  • Birthdays, generations
  • Commissioners blow through discretionary funds

    The suggestion to relinquish discretionary monies to assist the highway department brought unexpected news at a recent budget and finance committee workshop.

    When Commissioner Beverly Hall proposed the group relinquish its discretionary funds to foot some of the $96,000 bill, it was learned that wasn’t an option.

  • CHET shares $223k grant

    Two area non-profit agencies are coming together with a sole purpose- to better the lives of three Campbell County families.

  • Fun features draw little children to the Caryville Library

    Caryville Library Director Robyn Turner gets excited about fostering a learning environment while promoting reading. That is why pre-school story time and the children’s literacy computer are such important additions.

    Story time has a direct impact on brain development, primarily in pre-school age children, explained Turner last week. For the purpose of positively influencing young minds, Turner has helped organize the weekly story-time program at Caryville Library.

    The story time takes place every Wednesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.