Today's News

  • Greene with envy


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    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

  • Military Ball a success for the CCHS JROTC



    Saturday, April 20th, the CCHS JROTC Department held its annual Military Ball at the Pavilion in Cove Lake State Park.

    Cadets, cadre and the JROTC Boosters spent numerous hours planning, coordinating and rehearsing in order to make this event a success. 

    At 8 a.m., cadets and boosters started setting up for the ball at Cove Lake Pavilion. 

  • Campbell County JROTC hosts annual competition


    CCHS Student

    On Saturday, April 13, CCHS hosted its annual Pine Mountain League competition. 

    Four schools from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia participated in five event, which included an academic test, rope bridge, Color Guard, obstacle course and a secret test.

    The events proved to be difficult in physical prowess and mental knowledge.

    The 50-question academic exam was a test of the schools’ knowledge of JROTC. 

  • Russell chosen as LaFollette City Administrator

    At Tuesday night’s meeting, the LaFollette City Council chose Billie Russell as the new full-time city administrator.

    “This is history,” council member Joe Bolinger said. “As far as I know, there’s never been a woman city administrator before.”

  • Briceville man dies in Friday logging accident

    Calvin L Daugherty, 60, died Friday.
    Daugherty received a head injury during a logging accident in the Vasper Community, according to a report from Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy Travis Bostic. Daughterty was cutting a series of trees off Sharp Lane. These trees were falling slow, according to a witness, Bostic said. One tree fell into a smaller tree, dislodged the tree top, and caused it to spin towards Daugherty. Daugherty was knocked to the ground by the falling tree top.

  • Dog bites deputy

    Sheriff’s deputy Ty Daugherty is recovering from an April 26 dog bite after he and Deputy Cody Chapman served a warrant on Dale Wilson, 629 Grantsboro Rd.
    Wilson was most recently arrested on April 12 when he was allegedly found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a schedule II drug believed to be methamphetamine.

  • ROAD RAGE REPORT: Readers identify worst conditions in county

    EDITOR’S NOTE: The LaFollette Press asked its more than 1,800 Facebook fans to identify the worst road conditions in Campbell County. Your responses were overwhelming. From Elkins Road; to Highway 229 in Jellico; to Stinking Creek Road near Interstate 75 exit 144; to parts of Demory Road — dozens complained about potholes, cracks and unsafe conditions along corridors in the county. It’s not just a problem unique to Campbell County. In Tennessee alone, there are 93,251 miles of public roads and 38 percent fail to meet adequate standards, according to a recent report issued by automobile club AAA. This report takes a closer look at a growing problem and aims to provide a solution to the county’s cracked infrastructure. (Spoiler alert: It involves higher taxes.)

    — Brent Schanding, editor, LaFollette Press

  • Hunt heals the Hurt


    A whip-poor-will called in the distance, as darkness fell on the Lewis Farm in Stinking Creek.

    Rain continued to drizzle, but the emotions were anything but dreary for the hunting camp on Saturday night.

    Hunters were gathering in, showing off their newly acquired trophies, as congratulations abound among the hunters and guides.

    The Willing Sportsman Event was coming to a close for the Pine Mountain Longbeards.