Today's News

  • Storms blew through Campbell County Thursday morning

     Last Thursday, employees from LaFollette Utilities Board and Jellico Electric and Water System worked to restore power after high winds downed tree limbs and broke a few poles.

    Storms came through around 7 a.m., LUB General Manager Kenny Baird said.

  • LaFollette resident complains about conditions of local street

     At LaFollette’s City Council meeting Tuesday night, David Wilson told the council he was having problems on East Memorial Drive, where he lives.

  • Lady Cougars take 2nd place at AC meet

    Campbell County High School’s track and field teams made a strong showing Friday during the Dale Legg Invitational at Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars took 2nd place overall behind meet champion Maryville in a field of 16 scoring teams. Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins combined to score 46 points for Campbell County.

    Chapman, an ETSU signee, won the high jump (5-6) and 100-meter hurdles (:15.95), finished 4th in long jump and took 6th place in the 800-meter run with a personal record (PR) time of 2:35. She accounted for 28 points.

  • Construction on sports complex progresses



    Much has happened to the field at East LaFollette since the LaFollette City Council approved $64,000 for improvements on March 7.

  • LUB gives Kenny Baird a 5-year contract

     At Monday’s meeting, members of the LaFollette Utilities Board voted to grant Kenny Baird a five-year contract.

    “I have no problem with the contract,” LUB chairman James Walker said. “Me personally, I’m for it, and I’m for you (Baird).”

  • Football, cheerleader sign-ups set

    Campbell County Youth Football and Cheerleading will be having sign-ups for the 2012 season on consecutive Saturdays, May 5, 12 and 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the new LaFollette Recreation Center located in the old West LaFollette School. Registration is $55 for football players and $60 for cheerleaders. Ages for football are 5-12, while ages for cheerleaders are 4-13. For more information, call Steven Phillips at 865-617-5429, Tabatha Phillips at 423-494-1806 or Lisa Lester at 423-871-0230.

  • Thomas wins Tennessee History Day Competition

     Jonathan Thomas represented Jellico in the Tennessee History Day competition in Nashville on April 21. He won first place.

    “We’re very proud of him,” said Ronnie Buck, owner of Buck’s Hardware. “And he’s a fine young man.”

  • CCHS blanks Jellico, 16-0, in softball action

    Monday’s rematch between Campbell County and Jellico was in stark contrast to an earlier meeting of the two girls’ softball rivals.

    The Lady Blue Devils, who won a shootout, 17-14, at Jellico on March 21, were shut out 16-0 Monday afternoon by host Campbell County.

    Alex Hempsall picked up for the win for the Lady Cougars. She struck out three batters, walked one and allowed only one hit during three innings on the mound.

    Campbell County improved its record to 3-24 overall, with two wins coming in the last four games.

  • Turkey hunt inspires hunters and volunteers

    The spirit of Vaitor Davis was alive and well Saturday morning in the woods of Campbell County.

    Davis, who was only 18 years old when passed away on Feb. 20, had been an active participant in the annual Ultimate Turkey Hunt for handicapped hunters and wounded warriors held at Stinking Creek on the farms of Terry Lewis and Ron Cunningham.

    During a time of remembrance at this year’s hunt, County Mayor William Baird was on hand to formally declare Saturday, April 28 as Kelly Vaitor Davis Day in Campbell County.

  • Faulkner, Cooper post top times at First Volunteer 5K

    On April 21, First Volunteer Bank sponsored the 3rd annual 5K run/walk to benefit Relay for Life. Beginning at Jacksboro Middle School, 116 excited, soaking wet runners came out and finished the race to support this wonderful cause. 

    Overall winners were Gracie Faulkner with a time of 20:52 and Gavin Cooper, who was just three seconds behind her at 20:55.