Today's News

  • County to build little league field in Jellico

    The County Commissioners set aside $55,000 in their budget to build a little league field in Jellico.

    “I received enough support from the county commissioners to receive that money to build this field that we drastically need,” Jellico alderman and Campbell County commissioner Alvin Evans said. “

    Jellico’s City Ball Park has a busy schedule as it is used by the school system, T-ball, coach’s pitch and little league.

    “There’s not enough room and not enough time,” Evan’s said.

  • Street festival planned

    From July 15 to July 17, Main Street will be closed from Caryville Surplus Stores to the railroad depot for the Main Street Festival.

    Tobacco Shop owner and alderman Michael Miller is organizing the festival. The board approved the festival at its meeting last Monday. Now Miller is searching for vendors. The American Tribal Council will form the base at the depot. They will exhibit crafts, perform music and have other events.

    The price for vendors to set up is $20. This money will go toward prizes and other costs for running the event.

  • 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.