Today's News

  • Public Records Nov. 18

     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

    Nov. 8 – Nov. 12


    Mary Elizabeth Chapman and Elizabeth Chapman to JR Kitts and J R Kitts, Dist. 1, $58,300.

    David Escalante and Regina Escalante to John W. Leach, Dist. 5, $8,000.

  • Campbell County teams stumble in season opener

    There is plenty of room for improvement following Campbell County High School’s season basketball opener Tuesday night.
    Neither team was able to pull out a victory during a TSSAA Hall of Fame varsity doubleheader against visiting Morristown West.
    During a low-scoring girl’s game, the Lady Cougars fell behind 20-12 at halftime and were never able to get in a rhythm during a 47-28 loss. Courtney Morris scored 11 of her team-high 14 points in the second half for Campbell County. All three of her 3-pointers came during the final 16 minutes of play.

  • Pill bottles spark investigation

    Caryville Police Department responded to a report about several trash bags full of pill bottles last Friday.

    Police Chief Johnny Jones went to the Holiday Inn in response to the complaint about the suspicious items.

    The hotel manager advised Jones t an employee was weed eating the property and discovered a garbage bag. The bag allegedly contained an abundance of pill bottles, according to the report.

    “I observed the garbage bag containing several pull bottles,” said Jones.

  • Inmate transfered to face charges in Campbell

    Arrested in Jackson, Amy L. Bothe, 27, was transferred to the Campbell County Jail on Sunday to face outstanding charges.

    Bothe was being sought for the illegal tattooing of a minor in February. Bothe and another suspect were gone when officers went to arrest them, according to the report filed by Caryville Police Lt. Stephanie Smith.

    A warrant was filed for Bothe for child abuse and neglect. Based on the original report, the minor received a two-inch tattoo of a cross on his upper back thigh.

  • News Notes


    Registration forms for the annual Campbell County Christmas parade can be obtained by calling 562-4961.

    The Operation Roundup Board will meet on Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the LaFollette Utility Board conference room. 

    The SMCC dietary department with coats for the cold will be distributing items on Nov. 18 from 2 – 6 p.m. on a first come first serve basis.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Nov. 18 – Nov. 27



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving vegetable soup and ham and cheese sandwich

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $3 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chef’s choice

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class


  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Nov. 22 – 26  



    Taco Salad

    Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese

    Steamed Corn

    Stir Fry Vegetables

    Chilled Fruit





    Garden Salad

    Green Beans

    Garlic Bread Sticks



  • Church News

    New Life Ministry Center will have a chili supper/cake auction on Nov. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m., carry out is available.

    Willow Brook Baptist Church’s annual “thanks-giving-away” Nov. 20. Clothes, shoes, household  items, toys and miscellaneous items are all available to anyone at no cost.  The event begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.


  • Caryville hosts Christmas lights contest for residents

    The holidays have arrived.

    The recent cold weather has most people anticipating Christmas. But in Caryville, the Christmas season starts early with a contest for the best home decoration.

    “We have people down here that do a fantastic job decorating,” said alderman and tourism director Chris Stanley. “They really embrace the holidays.”

    Starting this week and continuing through Dec. 13, citizens of Caryville are being encouraged to decorate their homes for Christmas.

  • Veterans honored at services around county

    Last Thursday was a busy day for veterans in Campbell County.

    Two services were held in their honor.

    Veterans Affairs Officer Kevin Walden officiated the ceremonies in Jacksboro and Jellico honoring service men and women. The services in Jacksboro started in the late morning with the sun casting deep shadows from the veteran monuments.

    A large crowd gathered at the veteran’s memorial next to the Campbell County Court House for the service. At the close of the program, two local men were honored for their service.