Today's News

  • CCHS girls jump back into district title race

     Campbell County’s girls jumped back into the race Friday night for a regular season district basketball championship.

    The Lady Cougars edged homecoming foe Hardin Valley, 40-37, in overtime to avenge a 7-point loss a week earlier to the Lady Hawks (7-2 district, 12-7 overall), who also have designs on the district title.

  • Weddings and anniversaries for Jan. 13 and 20, 2011
  • Birthdays for Jan. 13 and Jan. 20, 2011


    • Happy Birthday to Jared Kellogg who turned 13 years old on Jan. 8.
    • Happy Birthday to Stephanie Halcomb who turned 35 years old on Jan. 5.
  • NWTF, RMEF and CORA help families in need during holidays

     Much like carolers on Christmas Eve, hunters all over North America brought cheer to homes during the recent holiday season. 

    Through the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Turkey Hunters Care outreach program, hunters across America distributed  tens of thousands of frozen, domesticated turkeys to families in need throughout North America. 

  • Fishing conditions tough on Norris

     The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Tuesday, Jan. 18 was 1,000.15 feet. Extremely cold weather has cooled the water surface to the point of freezing in most of the protected coves and in the channels far upstream.

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency news

     Wildlife commission 

    meets today at Nashville

    The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission will hold its first meeting of the year Jan. 20-21 at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) Region II Ray Bell Building in the Ellington Agricultural Center at Nashville.

  • Police Chief applications are stacking up

    Less than two years after reviewing applicants for police chief, the LaFollette City Council is at it again.

    The deadline for resumes is Friday. Earlier this week the council had a stack of seven applicants vying for the job with varying credentials.

    On Monday, Jan. 24, the council will review the applicants at the monthly workshop. It will narrow down the list for interviews or place interim city administrator Cade Sexton in charge of picking the top candidates

  • Campbell County schools make the grade

    After months of speculation regarding student performance for the 2009-10 school year the jury is finally in. 

    And the news is good.

    While Campbell County schools have historically been classified as the underdog with its two high schools teetering on the brink of state intervention at times, this year the system has accomplished something that in previous years seemed unattainable – all 12 schools in the district are in good standing.

  • MLK remembered at town hall event

    Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was the reason for a crowded room at the Jellico Town Hall Monday afternoon.

    Stories evoked both tears and laughter as King’s legacy was intermingled with the history of Jellico.

    “I can remember as a child, reading about what he stood for,” said Jellico Mayor Les Stiers of Martin Luther King Jr., being a fighter who believed in equal justice and non-violence. “I would just marvel at what he was trying to do and how he stood up for what he believed in and ultimately gave his life for it.”

  • Jellico Utility opens bids, plans to hire employees

    After opening three tree-trimming bids at the Jellico Utility Board meeting, members decided to create an in-house tree trimming operation.

    The bids included a large price tag of about $370,000 for 12 months of tree trimming, according to Jellico Utility General Manager Mike Bethurem. Instead of entering into a contract with a company, the board discussed hiring two or three new employees to handle tree trimming.

    The economic advantage of doing it in-house was a main motivation in the board’s decision to decide to hire new employees, said Bethurem.