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Today's News

  • Jellico fails to pay employees

    Twenty-one town employees found their bank balances a little thin after the town of Jellico came up $9,000 short of making payroll Monday morning.

    “I did not make payroll yesterday. It is the first time in 10 years,” said town recorder Linda Douglas on Monday.

  • CCHS sends care packages to European orphans

    Orphaned girls in Moldova received boxes of personal items, games and puzzles thanks to the work of the Campbell County High School Leo Club.

    The Leo Club, a branch of the local Lion’s Club, is a new organization at CCHS this year. The group’s faculty sponsor is Kyra Pierce. Student officers include president, Amber Morris; vice president, Kendall Irwin; secretary, Aubrey Rains; and treasurer Jordan Dowdy.

  • Marina owners concerned about new fee structure

    Marina owners are concerned about how the Tennessee Valley Authority’s new fee structure for public land use will impact Norris Lake’s economy.

    “On the whole, TVA is extracting up to $1 million from the Norris Lake economy,” said E. L. Morton, director of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, in reference to the new fee structure’s impact. Morton believes the new structure will have a statewide impact of about $20 million.

  • Early voting has begun

    In the wake of the second presidential debate, Campbell County residents began to make their choices as early voting began yesterday.

    In order to participate in this election, voters had to register by Oct. 8. There has been a rush to register, because of the amount of people who want to participate in the election.

    “We’ve been almost as busy sending out new voter registration forms as we were in the redistricting process,” Campbell County Administrator of Election Ann Ayers-Colvin.

  • Hit and run leaves one dead; investigation opened

    Police are investigating a possible hit and run fatality that occurred Tuesday night.

    Just after 11 p.m. Terenia D. Grubbs, of Middlesboro, Ky., was crossing Highway 25W in Jacksboro when she was struck by a vehicle. It was believed at that time the vehicle was a white pick up truck. Reports from the Tennessee Highway Patrol indicate the vehicle fled the scene.

    Grubbs was later pronounced dead. She had allegedly been drinking, the THP report said.

  • Caryville's candidates for mayor answer questions

     Duties of the mayor:

    A. The Mayor:

    1. Shall be chief executive officer of the municipality and shall preside at meetings of the board;

    2. Shall communicate any information needed, and recommend measures the mayor deems expedient to the board;

  • Are we trusting God or fleeting things

    What do we see in this world that is not tangible? Last week I wrote about the things that are tangible. Things that can be touched, things that are substantially real; something that can be touched or felt.

    The word of God and the promises found in the Bible for all who seek fellowship and a closeness with Him, is the most tangible thing we have. Personally, to live in this world without depending on Him, would absolutely be one of the most terrifying things I can imagine.

  • Senior Citizens Schedule

     Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Oct. 18 – Oct. 26

     

    Nutritious Meals Served Daily $4 per person

     

    Thursday

    9:30 a.m. line dance class

    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch serving beef stroganoff, broccoli, bread, dessert

    7 p.m. Live Music Jamboree with Junior and Friends $5 per person

     

    Friday

    10 a.m. bingo

    11:15 a.m. Lunch serving catfish, tater tots, slaw, bread, dessert

     

    Monday

  • Senior Citizens Schedule

     Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Oct. 18 – Oct. 26

     

    Nutritious Meals Served Daily $4 per person

     

    Thursday

    9:30 a.m. line dance class

    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch serving beef stroganoff, broccoli, bread, dessert

    7 p.m. Live Music Jamboree with Junior and Friends $5 per person

     

    Friday

    10 a.m. bingo

    11:15 a.m. Lunch serving catfish, tater tots, slaw, bread, dessert

     

    Monday

  • Accepting help from another can sometimes be your gift to them

     

                      “A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, ‘Give Me a drink.’Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, ‘How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?’” (John 4:7-10).