Today's News

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Fourth of July and miner’s vacation


    First let me tell you about the place we lived from 1947 until 1964. I was eight years old when we moved to Leatherwood, Ky. My dad Walter “Dink” Bryant worked for Blue Diamond Coal Company as a motorman. We had lived in Harlan County, Kentucky up until this time, at a place called Twila, Ky. Dad worked for Creech Coal Company. There was a bus to and from Harlan several times a day.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    June 30 – July 9



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, cake and ice cream

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

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



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving chicken and dumplings, green beans, corn bread, chocolate pudding

  • Reunions

    The family reunion of Andrew David Womble and Caroline Malicoat Womble will be held at Morley on July 2 and 3. A sign will be posted at the bridge at Morley.


    Lawson reunion will be held July 3, shelter #6 at Cove Lake State Park. Please bring picnic food, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, etc. There will be popcorn and games for all ages. It will be a carnival theme. The reunion will begin at 10 a.m. and lunch at 1 p.m. For more information call (423)871-2815.


  • Faithful Words

    The Blessedness of a Christian Death


    “…Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth…” (See Revelation 14:33, RSV).

    There is a blessedness (happiness) in being able to face death as a Christian – a believer – someone who is confident of God’s love and grace. The Psalms, especially, are filled with the idea that there are blessings to be gained in death (see Psalms 23:4, 49:15, 116:15). The second of the seven beatitudes in Revelation speaks of the blessedness of a Christian death.

  • On Higher Ground

    The wonder of watching our children cross the threshold of adulthood


     “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things” (1 Corinthians 13:11).

  • From a Mother's Heart

    God’s active presence in our lives


    Tonight I was reading in Psalm 139. It is the first day of June and I spent most of my day with my youngest daughter, Amanda.

  • Church News

    Fincastle United Methodist Church will be serving a free supper on June 30 at 6 p.m.


    Cumberland View Baptist Church will have its regular singing on July 9 at 7 p.m. Singers will be Calvin Patterson, singers from Laurel Branch, the Goins family and others.


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a yard sale on July 9 in the Family Life Center from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


  • vacation bible school news

    Cumberland View Baptist Church vacation Bible school will be July 10-15 from 7 – 9 p.m. Classes for all ages.


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church vacation Bible school will be held July 11-14 from 6 to 8 p.m.


    Fincastle Church of God vacation Bible school will be Aug. 1- 5 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Public Records

    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

    June 20 – June 24


    Mt Cloud Inc. to Kenneth Ardent TR, The Kenar Trust and The Kenar Trust, Dist. 4, $110,000.

    Dennis P. Recore and Deborah J. Recore to Kenneth Ardent TR, The Kenar Trust and The Kenar Trust, Dist. 2, $5,000.

  • Pleas

    The following criminal cases were resolved last week with the use of plea agreements:

    Arnold Steve White, theft under $500, criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, PI, possession drug paraphernalia, felony FTA; jail credit of time served from Jan. 26.

    Caesar C. Adkins, two counts vandalism over $1,000; four years probation, court costs, $500 restitution to victim.

    James L. Wallace, violation of HMVO bar; two years probation, court costs.