Today's News

  • 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.

  • Football Cougars to name new coach on Friday

    According to Athletic Committee Chairman Johnny Byrge, Campbell County High School’s new head football will be unveiled Friday morning at 9 a.m. during a combination press conference/meet-and-greet session at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    Players, parents and anyone interested in the football program are invited to attend.

  • Nelson signs with King College

     Campbell County High School multi-sport star Lucas Nelson has decided to continue his education and athletic career at King College in Bristol.

    Nelson is the newest member of the King College men’s track and field team. He also plans to try out for the basketball team.

    Although he signed with King as a high jumper, one event does not define what Nelson can do in track and field.

    He also competes in long jump, triple jump, middle distance races, pole vault and cross-country, all of which make him an ideal decathlete. 

  • Principals moved throughout county

    School may be out for summer, but that doesn't mean out of mind out of sight for system employees.

    Just under two months into his tenure as director of schools Donnie Poston is examining the assignments of administrators in each of the local schools. And for some that will mean a new location for the 2011-12 school year.

  • Torner has wish granted

    Because someone grows older doesn’t mean they stop wishing.

    Just ask William Torner.

    On Monday Torner, 95, and a World War II veteran, spent the morning going down the Tennessee River on The Star riverboar. The trip was to fulfill his wish of having one last boat ride.

    Riverboat Captain John Farmer greeted Torner as he arrived on deck Monday, presenting him with an honorary Captain’s certificate.  Once the boat launched, Torner was taken outside to enjoy the open deck. He was also allowed to ring the bell at a passing boat.

  • Honeycutt is named coach of LaFollette football team

     Chris Honeycutt, a former player and assistant coach at Campbell County High, has been named head football coach at LaFollette Middle School. He succeeds Cody Parker, who stepped down after one season to take the boy’s basketball coaching job at Jacksboro Middle School.

    An algebra teacher by day, Honeycutt spent the past three years as an assistant to former CCHS football coach Dewayne Wells. Prior to that, Honeycutt played on the first three teams Wells coached at CCHS. Honeycutt played middle school football at Jacksboro.

  • Baseball tourney will help little boy battling serious illness

    Swingin’ for Talan, a baseball tournament for youth league teams, will be held June 10-11 at Asbury Park in Caryville. 

    The tournament is a fundraiser for Talan Hooks, a young boy suffering from Leukoencephalopathy. His parents could really use some help with medical expenses. Any donation will help to make this tournament a success. For more information, call Russell Mills at 423-494-3552. 

  • State to fund relief for meth lab cleanup

       When federal funding for meth lab cleanups went dry earlier this year local law enforcement agencies were left holding the bag- literally.

    With the cost for disposing of the hazardous materials left behind by an epidemic level of meth production rising upwards of $2,500 the already strapped budgets of local law enforcement have certainly felt the pinch.