Today's News

  • Caryville facing revenue problems; cashes in CDs

    The Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen were faced with a tough decision at Monday night’s meeting. With the economy continuing to slump, Caryville’s revenues have been down, resulting in a pile-up of bills. This forced Mayor Bobby Stooksbury to make the disheartening suggestion the town cash in on several CDs in order to catch up on bills.

  • Jellico Mayor and Aldermen appoint municipal judge

    After over a month of waiting, the Jellico Mayor and Aldermen voted on and appointed a municipal judge at Wednesday’s special-called meeting.

    After a brief discussion and a motion from Mayor Forster Baird, the council voted Charles Herman as Jellico’s new municipal judge.

    Five people had applied for the position, with one dropping out, according to Baird. Of the four remaining candidates, Herman had the most experience and received the highest marks during the interview process, according to members of the board.

  • CASA celebrates families with weekend event



    This weekend the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Campbell County are celebrating families with fun for both children and adults.

    On Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Jacksboro, a variety of educational booths, games and demonstrations will be available.

    The educational booths will include drug information, local job information and facts from over 10 local agencies assisting families.

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  • Lady Cougars avenge earlier loss to Gap, 11-10

    After being beaten by Cumberland Gap earlier this season, the Campbell County High School softball team returned the favor Friday afternoon at Arlis Chapman Field.

    The Lady Cougars pulled out an 11-10 victory by making the plays they didn’t make during a run-rule loss last month. Latosha Carroll, a junior who has pitched all three of Campbell County’s wins this season, went the distance and struck out five batters in the most recent meeting of the two teams.

    “I thought we showed a little more cool,” said Ron Lasley, coach of the Lady Cougars.

  • Eagles, Lady Owls tops at local meet

    LaFollette’s girls and Jacksboro’s boys won a middle school track and field meet Thursday afternoon at Campbell County High School’s L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    The Lady Owls boasted seven event winners: Destiny Mayes in the two-mile run; Camille Reynolds in the 800; Samantha Leach in the hurdles, 200 meter dash and high jump; Chelsea King in the 400 meter dash and long jump; and the 4x800 relay (Reynolds, King, Madison Griffith, Leach).