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  • Owens’ sentence reduced from 95 years to 25 years

    If Tommy Owens wasn’t a believer in the adage, “Good things come to those who wait,” after last week he may be a convert.

    Fifteen months after his case was argued before the state court of criminal appeals, an opinion that reduced Owens’ sentence by 70 years was handed down.

  • Appeals court says no diversion for Siler

    Three years, numerous court hearings and another narcotics charge later, Jenny Siler has been told she will have to abide by the ruling of the local criminal court.

    The state court of criminal appeals has ruled that Siler is not eligible for judicial diversion and her four-month jail sentence along with eight years of probation will stand.

  • Couple arrested Christmas Day for child abuse

    A woman and her boyfriend have been charged with abusing her 2- year old- daughter allegedly leaving numerous marks on the child and dislocating one of her arms.

    Suzanne Douglas, 29, 174 Mahan Street, Jellico and Adam Hayes, 20, 1439 South Highway 92 West, Williamsburg, Ky are each facing aggravated child abuse and neglect charges following their Christmas Day arrests.

    Just before midnight on Dec. 24, Jellico Police were notified of the child’s injuries by her grandmother, the arrest warrant said.

  • Malicoat breaks CCHS scoring record

    Cody Malicoat could be forgiven for sleeping in Saturday.

    Instead, he dragged himself out of bed, got dressed and went to a local gym to work out the morning after he set a new Campbell County High School basketball scoring record during a 97-91 double-overtime district loss at Oak Ridge.

    It’s a wonder the 6-foot-4, 198 lb. sophomore forward had any energy left after torching the Wildcats with 58 points and 15 rebounds in a rematch of last season’s district tournament championship game.

  • Winners crowned at county tournament

    Valley View Elementary’s boys, who had a losing record at the end of the regular season, were unlikely candidates to claim a championship during the Campbell County Basketball Tournament last week at Wynn.

    However, the Bobcats managed to upset two higher seeded teams on their way to a large school elementary boy’s title.

  • Elk Valley nets 3 county titles

    To say this is a banner year for Elk Valley would be an understatement.

    Last weekend, the school won a record three championships during the Campbell County Basketball Tournament at Wynn. This is also the first year that Elk Valley has put four teams in the county finals.

    “They were still pretty excited at school (on Monday),” said Nancy Douglas, who coached all four teams for the Elks.

    “They were saying, ‘Can you believe this?’ They’re all real good kids.”

  • Eagles take two out of three from LaFollette

    LaFollette and Jacksboro Middle met Monday night at the LMS gym for a district basketball matchup.

    The junior varsity boy’s team picked up the only win of the night for the home team, winning by a 24-20 count. Ethan Jeffers led the Owls with nine points, while Seth Pebley scored five points for the Eagles. In girl’s varsity action, the Lady Eagles kept their perfect record intact with a 37-29 victory. Jamie Mynatt led Jacksboro (10-0 overall) with 12 points, while Marie Roach had eight points for LaFollette (5-6 overall).

  • CCHS girls fall at Oak Ridge

    The Campbell County High School varsity girl’s basketball team suffered a 76-62 setback at Oak Ridge last week.

    Jessica Moore led the Lady Cougars with 22 points, followed by Candice Seiber with 14, Lindsay Evans with eight, Kristin Chapman seven, Shayla Goins and Maria Foust four each, Courtney Morris two and Courtney Miller one.

    Seiber was leading rebounder with five boards.

    Morris made a team-high four assists. Chapman blocked three shots.