Today's News

  • Bartley gets plea set aside

    Kenneth S. Bartley will finally have his day in court.

    Today Judge Jon K. Blackwood set aside the plea he accepted from the teen in 2006. Greg Isaac, the third attorney to represent Bartley, questioned Mike Hatmaker, Bartley's first attorney, on Thursday,

    It was then it was learned that Bartley accepted the plea with little time to consider it.

    Blackwood said he was unaware of that and reversed himself in the matter. Bartley remains in jail and a new trial date hasn't been set.

  • Spiritually Speaking

    Esther- A powerful story


    Our Sunday school class has been studying the Book of Esther for several weeks. What an enlightening story, letting us know how God takes care of His chosen people. Esther has only 10 chapters and you should read it all. It contains a powerful story. God raises a Jewish girl out of obscurity to become queen over the most powerful empire in the world.

    Esther and her cousin Mordecai are used to save the Jewish people. The people were scattered over the various 127 Persian provinces.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    June 2- June 11



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving baked chicken, mashed potatoes, peas and cake

    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 sandwich, potato salad, pork and beans, fruit cocktail 

    12 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class

  • Reunions

    The Ben McCullah and Allen family reunion will be June 5 at Cove Lake State Park shelter #1. Please bring a covered dish, photos and hand made things to show and tell. For more information call 562-8576.


  • 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

    May 23- May 27


    Judy F. Landes and Ray Landes to Fred M. Brewer, Dist. 5, $22,000.

  • Pleas

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

    Mark A. Wilson- theft of property over $1,000; three years probation, court costs, $75 to ECF, $2,500 restitution to victim.

    Lauren Ashley Jones- promote methamphetamine manufacture; two years probation, court costs.

  • News Notes

    The Jacksboro Library will host a summer reading program each Friday during the month of June. The programs will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the meeting room at the Jacksboro Municipal Complex. 


    The regular meeting of the Caryville Municipal Planning Commission will be held at 6 p.m. on June 2 at the Caryville City Hall.


  • On Higher Ground

    Fifty feet from escape, capture, or death


                “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.  You are My friends if you do whatever I command you” (John 15:13-14).

  • Faithful Words


     Who is Jesus (His Humanity)?


    “Is this not the carpenter’s son. Is not his mother called Mary?” (See Matthew 13:53-58, RSV).

  • Church News

    Hillcrest Baptist Church will have vacation bible school June 5-9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.   Family Fun Night will be June 10 at the LaFollette Country Club pool, weather permitting.  Classes will be available from age 4-12 and food and snacks will be served each night.