Today's News

  • Grant will provide spay/neuter services

    The Friends of Campbell County Animals group have received a $5,000 grant to help fund its spay and neuter program.

    The grant comes from the Petco Foundation.

    “One hundred percent of it is going to spay and neuter,” said Deborah Pemberton, the group’s grant writer.  

    Pemberton estimates that anywhere between 100 and 150 animals can be spayed or neutered.

  • Bartley getting new trial

    Kenneth Bartley is one step closer to a trial.

    Following Monday’s opinion from the state court of criminal appeals, the convicted school shooter has been green lighted to have his case heard by a jury.

    It is a battle that began before the ink on his plea agreement had dried in 2007.

    Just weeks after the then 15- year- old admitted he was guilty of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second degree, Bartley began asking for a new trial. Under the terms of his plea agreement, he was to serve 45 years in jail.

  • CCHS school zone named for fallen educator

    The nearly half-mile stretch of school zone in front of Campbell County High School will be renamed thanks to 36th District Rep. Dennis Powers’ efforts in Nashville.

    The portion of the road will be renamed the “Ken Bruce Memorial Highway,” in honor of the assistant principal who died during a 2005 school shooting.

    “Ken was just a great guy and everybody that knew him liked him,” Powers said.

  • Two arrested for assaulting their children

    Last week, two mothers were arrested for assaulting their unborn children.

    The arrests, while not related, come after months of joint investigation between the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Children’s Services.

    Johanna Ogg and Amanda Lynn Lyttle were arrested within hours of each other last week. Both were charged with aggravated assault.

    Ogg, 33, 444 Davenport Road, LaFollette, was arrested last Wednesday.

  • Jellico has change of heart in sanitation additions

    In Jellico, five residential and one commercial customer have had part of their sanitation bill reduced. A second commercial customer opted to contract with a private waste collection service.

    In November, Jellico’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen received a list of 24 residential and 27 commercial customers who weren’t paying sanitation fees.

    In the regularly scheduled December meeting, Mayor Les Stiers said anyone who received utility services paid for sanitation whether they used the garbage pick-up or not.

  • Eighth district remains intact following debate

    A plan that would have combined the Eighth Judicial District with the Seventh Judicial District is off the table.

    But other parts of the state didn’t fare as well.

    In February Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey put out a call for all interested parties to submit maps proposing new judicial district lines. It was the first time since 1984 that an attempt had been made to move the lines.

  • Public Records -March 14, 2013

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    MARCH 4 – MARCH 8

    Leoda Byrge to Artie Ward Byrge, Dist. 3, $8,500.

    Jack Newell to Melissa Bridges, Dist. 3, $100.

    Paul R. Goins and Shirley Goins to Kevin Dolin, Brandy Dolin, Matthew Dolin, Dist. 3, $15,000.

    RE Acquisitions LLC to Micheal Atherton, $8,000.

  • Clinton slides past Cougars in opener


    Errors proved costly against the Cougars, thwarting their hopes of upsetting their former coach.

    On Monday night, Campbell County saw five errors, as Clinton scored all three of their runs off of errors by the Cougars in their 3-0 loss.

  • Cougar Combine sees big success


    Campbell County went pro style on Monday and Tuesday, as the football team participated in its own combine.

    Mimicking the NFL style workouts, crowds gathered to see the hard work the Cougars have been putting in.

  • Column: Butch Jones making exciting changes for Vols

    As Derek Dooley puts his mansion up for sale, the new staff at the University of Tennessee is approaching things with a little bit of a twist.

    With their first practices already under their belt, there’s been a few noticeable changes.

    One change has been a simple piece of tape. To some, it may seem insignificant. To first-year head coach Butch Jones, it’s a whole other story.