Today's News

  • Judge doesn’t buy Blakenship’s excuses

    Walking into the courtroom wearing a blue blazer and khakis Billy Blankenship didn’t fit the stereotype of a bank robber.

    However, on Monday that is why he was in Campbell County Criminal Court. In July 2009, he held up the Jellico branch of First Volunteer Bank. Taking the stand to testify at his sentencing hearing, Blankenship admitted his crimes. “First of all are you guilty,” his attorney, Michael Hatmaker asked him.

    “Yes I am,” Blankenship said shifting in the witness chair.

  • Hayes receives jail time for abuse

     Jellico man will spend the rest of the year behind bars after admitting to his part in abusing a child.

    Adam Hayes was sentenced to a year in jail on Monday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and child neglect. He was initially charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect.

    Hayes was charged with the crimes on Christmas 2009.

    Along with jail time, Hayes will serve 10 years on probation following his release.

  • Jellico Lady Devils net regular season 4-A volleyball title

    Halfway to the school-record mark of 16 wins they set a year ago, members of the Jellico High School volleyball team celebrated their second consecutive District 4-A regular season championship Thursday night.
    The Lady Blue Devils (4-0 district, 8-5 overall) clinched the title with a 25-9, 25-14 victory over visiting Wartburg.
    Jellico has its sights set on returning to the substate round this year with a chance of qualifying for the state tournament. Last year, the Lady Blue Devils made their first substate appearance in school history.

  • Cougars let Clinton slip away with win

    Campbell County High School football players and coaches will, no doubt, look back on Friday night’s homecoming game against District 3 rival Clinton as one they let slip through their fingers.
    The Cougars, who outgained the Dragons 329 to 313 in total offense, matched or exceeded their opponents everywhere except on the scoreboard, where Clinton won, 34-21.
    “We had opportunities, there’s no doubt about that,” said Campbell County coach Dewayne Wells.

  • News Notes

    Beth Hickman, field representative for Congressman Lincoln Davis, will visit Campbell County on Sept. 30. She will be available to meet with constituents and assist them with federal matters. She will be in the Council Chambers at Jacksboro City Hall from 10 - 11 a.m. and at the Jellico City Hall in the Council Chambers from 2 to 3 p.m.


    Jacksboro Elementary School will have a fall carnival on Oct. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m.


  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Sept. 30 – Oct. 9



    11: 30 a.m. Lunch serving chef’s choice 

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving barbeque pork and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $4 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving Salisbury steak   

    12 to 1 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class


  • From a Mother's Heart

    Passing the baton of faith to the next generation


  • On Higher Ground

    There are some questions science just cannot answer


    Christopher Hitchens is dying.  He is in the final stages of cancer.  He is British.  He is intelligent and well-educated.  And he is an avowed atheist.  The influential writer assures us that if he experiences a death-bed conversion, it will simply be the cancer spreading to his brain.

    Unfortunately Hitchens has bought into the widely prevalent belief that science can answer all questions, including the origin and meaning of life.

  • Church News


    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will have a Bazaar on Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be homecooked food, homemade bake sale items, apple sale, white elephant sale, kitchen knife sale and two raffles. Takeout orders are available.


    Macedonia Baptist Church will begin revival Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. and each night following at 7 p.m. with Dale Young holding the revival.


    Coolidge Ridge Baptist Church will have homecoming Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m.


  • School menu's


    Campbell County School Menu

    Oct. 4 – Oct. 8



    Big Daddy’s Pizza or Vegetable Beef Soup

    Garden Salad w/ choice of dressing

    Steamed corn

    Ice cream


    Chicken Tenders


    Whipped potatoes

    Broccoli w/ cheese sauce

    Glazed carrots

    Hot school rolls