Today's News

  • TEACHER SURVEY: Parents just don't understand

     CAMPBELL COUNTY—Nearly half of district teachers say parents and guardians aren’t doing enough to promote academic success for their students. That’s according to one finding of a recent statewide TELL survey. 

  • Improvements to sewer planned

    LaFOLLETTE—On Monday, the LaFollette Utilities Board awarded Improved Technologies Group a contract for sewer rehabilitation. Improved Technologies Group placed a bid of $305,403. LUB will use money from a Community Development Block Grant to finance the project. LUB applies for the grant every two years and has been using the money for sewer rehabilitation.
    The utilities board also approved a one-year extension to General Manager Kenny Baird’s five-year contract and approved the purchase of the Loby Blox property for $115,000.

  • Bittersweet success


    Twitter: @ChrisCannon89 

    Taylor McKeel knelt down, wiping the dirt from home plate.

    Knowing it would be his last performance on the Campbell County diamond, he kissed the plate following the Cougars’ 6-1 victory over Central to advance into the District 3-AAA tournament.

    “It was really bittersweet,” fellow senior Bo Farris said of the victory.

    Campbell County struck late, after they struggled with getting base runners home during the first four innings.

  • The mice will play

    Dear husband,

    Whenever you part ways with the homestead to endure training for any length of time, things tend to take on a different form around here. The grass grows taller, the laundry pile is smaller, and the children are at a level of crazy of which even the best of scientists and parenting experts offer no explanation. So, allow me to grant you a small window into life as we know it in your absence:

  • Race to the Finish

    LaFOLLETTE—It was race day Saturday morning, as dozens of Cub Scouts from Campbell, Claiborne and Scott counties converged at First Independent MIssionary Baptist Church on Beech Street for the Cumberland District's Pinewood Derby racecar competition. Each hoped to take home top honors, but only one scout emerged with the checkered flag and a trophy to testify to their wood whittling skills.

  • Third annual golf tourney benefits Shepherd’s Home

    It’s not too late to sign up for the Shepherd’s Home’s third annual golf tournament. People can sponsor four-member teams for $300 until tee time 1 p.m. May 15 at the Greens of Deerfield.
    “It’s a fun event,” said Larry Tanis, president of the Shepherd’s Home Board of Directors.
    The tournament is an 18-hole, four-man scramble with a shotgun start. This means each team will begin at a different hole so teams can begin at the same time. After each stroke, players will choose the best ball hit.

  • Greene with envy


    Twitter: @ChrisCannon89

    All the other girls wish they could be like her.

    As Ally Greene crossed the final hurdle, her knee clipped the top, causing her to stumble.

    However, she quickly regained her balance in order to grab the win in the 2013 East Tennessee Middle School Elite Championships on Tuesday night.

    “I hit my knee a couple times, and I thought I wasn’t going to win,” Greene said. “I put out my hand at the end, and I beat her.”

  • Bruce, Wells take Angler of the Year awards


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    Nick Wells and Jordan Bruce prevailed through the wind and rain on Saturday to take home the top honors for the Campbell County High School fishing team.

    The pair roped in 13.45 pounds in the weathered tournament in order to retain the Angler of the Year awards.

    “We knew we had it when we caught the big fish,” Wells said. “We’d seen (Caleb Dople and Zach Paul) weigh in five smaller fish, and we were pretty excited just to get the rods and the bragging rights.”

  • Sports News 5-09-13

    May 9

    Jellico Middle School Baseball

    The Jellico Middle School Baseball game will travel to Cumberland Gap for its final game of the season. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m.


    LaFollette Country Club Couples Night

    The LaFollette Country Club will be hosting a couple’s night every Thursday night. Couples are encouraged to come to the greens and play rounds. For more information, call 562-9130.


    May 10