Today's News

  • 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 30 – June 3


    Glen Shope and Pauline Shope to Mark Roosa, Dist. 1, $9,000.

    Dorsey Frabott and Margaret Frabott to Carol Bostic, Dist. 3, $1,000.

    William David Lee, Steven A. Lee and Sandee Barton to Michael Gordon Lambdin, Dist. 5, $75,000.

  • News Notes

    The Synergy Expo 2011 will be held June 9 at Jacksboro Middle School from 2 to 8 p.m., seminars will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free to the public. For more information visit campbellcountychamber.com or call 566-0329.


  • Faithful Words

    Who is the Holy Spirit? – Part 1


    “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;…” (See John 14:16ff., KJV).

  • On Higher Ground

    Two funerals separated by sixty years


    “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14).  “Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow” (Psalm 144:4).

    Death is the great leveler of all individuals.  And nothing demonstrates the impartiality of death quite like war.  Old or young, rich or poor, educated or ignorant, right or wrong—death has a way of overlooking all such distinctions.

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Jesus Christ and The Bible releases spiritual power


    You may ask why Christians put so much emphasis on the Bible. The main reason is this: The way you treat your Bible is the way you treat Jesus Christ. He is the living Word and the Bible is the written Word, and they agree in their character and ministry. The accompanying charts help demonstrate this concept.

  • What will happen next in the Bartley case?

    With Judge Jon K. Blackwood setting aside Kenneth S. Bartley’s 2007 plea a number of legal avenues have been reopened.

    Now as the nearly 20-year- old sits at the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville, his future is uncertain. Before last week Bartley was certain to spend his days behind a locked door until February 2033, if he made parole then. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been eligible for release until February 2049.

  • Bartley sees plea set aside

    It aint’ over till its over. And sometimes it isn’t over then.

    Kenneth S. Bartley knows that all too well.

    In April 2007, the then teenager pled guilty to killing Campbell County High School Assistant Principal Ken Bruce and wounding CCHS Principal Gary Seale and Jim Pierce, CCHS assistant principal. As per the plea, Bartley was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

    Within days of the plea being inked, Bartley was asking for a do over. And he has continued to ask for that all the way to the state supreme court and back.

  • Football Cougars to name new coach on Friday

    According to Athletic Committee Chairman Johnny Byrge, Campbell County High School’s new head football will be unveiled Friday morning at 9 a.m. during a combination press conference/meet-and-greet session at L. Hope Dossett Stadium.

    Players, parents and anyone interested in the football program are invited to attend.

  • Nelson signs with King College

     Campbell County High School multi-sport star Lucas Nelson has decided to continue his education and athletic career at King College in Bristol.

    Nelson is the newest member of the King College men’s track and field team. He also plans to try out for the basketball team.

    Although he signed with King as a high jumper, one event does not define what Nelson can do in track and field.

    He also competes in long jump, triple jump, middle distance races, pole vault and cross-country, all of which make him an ideal decathlete. 

  • Principals moved throughout county

    School may be out for summer, but that doesn't mean out of mind out of sight for system employees.

    Just under two months into his tenure as director of schools Donnie Poston is examining the assignments of administrators in each of the local schools. And for some that will mean a new location for the 2011-12 school year.