Today's News

  • LaFollette Council appropriates money

    With money received from the capital outlay note, the LaFollette City Council made plans to spend it Tuesday night.

    A low interest loan for $1.5 million will be allocated to several departments. The council approved a resolution describing the various expenditures.

    The largest expense listed was for paving. Approximately $700,000 was allocated for paving. With a STP grant for about $400,000, the city plans to go ahead with paving from the capital outlay note; the city will have close to $1.1 million for paving city roads.

  • County disaster relief program being organized

    Anyone who has faced a disaster can understand the despair of loosing loved ones or cherished possessions.

    But what if a flood or other natural disaster took everything?

    The Southern Baptist Association Disaster Relief Program will assist in these situations. Established in many counties throughout the south, the groups are reaching out to mend homes and hearts.

  • Jacksboro girls roll into title game with 45-23 rout of OR-Robertsville

     Jacksboro Middle School’s girls lived up to their No. 1 seeding Tuesday night with a 45-23 rout of Oak Ridge-Robertsville in the semifinals of the Area 2 Basketball Tournament.

    Brooke Bane paced a balanced attack with 9 points for the Lady Eagles, followed by Courtney Charles with 8; Olivia Brown, Krista Williams and Whitney Williamson 7 each; Michaela Smith 4; and Aubree Cahill 1.

    Blair Beeler led all scorers with 10 points for Robertsville. 

    Chloe White chipped in 6 points for the Lady Rams.

  • Process to organize liquor store applications causes strife

    With the final additions to the liquor by the drink and package store ordinance in place the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen are set for the second and final reading this month. But when the board attempted to prepare the application for liquor stores it seemed to hit a snag.

  • Blue Devils take homecoming victory over Oakdale

     The status quo prevailed Friday night during the high school varsity basketball doubleheader between District 4-A rivals Oakdale and host Jellico.

    Both the Oakdale girls and Jellico boys completed regular season sweeps with convincing victories.

    In girl’s action, the Lady Eagles broke open a tight contest in the second quarter to win their homecoming game by 31 points, 69-38. 

    Oakdale held a narrow 16-12 lead in the opening quarter, but buried the Lady Blue Devils with a 22-6 run during the second period.

  • School menus


    Campbell County School Menu

    Feb. 7 – Feb. 11



    Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

    Fish Sandwich

    Lettuce, Tomato

    Seasoned Fries

    Fresh Veggies




    Spaghetti w/meat sauce

    Garden Salad

    Green Beans

    Bread Sticks



  • Church News

    Sled Creek Community Holiness Church in White Oak will hold a benefit singing for Ray “Bigfoot” Reed who has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The singing will be on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Singers will be Walking by Faith, Friends of Jesus and Andrew Bowman. Sled Creek Church’s youth drama team, Create Praise Drama Team, will perform at the beginning of the service.


  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Feb. 3 – Feb. 12



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, 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

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chicken pot pie w/potatoes, slaw and chocolate pudding

  • News Notes

    The regular meeting of the Caryville Municipal Planning Commission will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3 in the Caryville City Hall. A Meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals will follow.


  • Scouts honor band of brothers

    One need only look as far as the local Boy Scouts for the embodiment of leadership.

    With 236 area youth taking part in the program that puts God, family and country above all else, examples of good deeds are abundant.

    On Tuesday night, the scouts honored a group of brothers whom they felt exemplify everything they stand for.

    The Baird brothers, Nolan, Nathan, Roy, Virgil, Chester and Adrion were presented with the 2011 Good Scout award in front of a crowd of family and friends. Nathan and Virgil were honored posthumously.