Today's News

  • LaFollette Methodist Youth to sponsor movie nights

     To reach the community, LaFollotte United Methodist Church’s youth group will sponsor a Summer Movie Night Series on its lawn.

  • Jellico leaders await word from comptroller’s office

     After last week’s censure from the state comptroller’s office, Jellico’s leaders are waiting for an answer about how to fix the problem. 

    Last Monday, Jellico received a letter from the Tennessee State Comptroller’s office that scrutinized the use of its line of credit with First Volunteer Bank.

  • Blue Devils attempt to rebuild post game at summer camps

    Jellico High School boys’ basketball coach Mike Reynolds has a tall order to fill while replacing college signees Cody Malicoat and Ethan Shelley.

    The graduation of Malicoat and Shelley gutted the Blue Devils’ inside game, but the coach may have found an able replacement for some of the team’s scoring and rebounding duties. Jason Hale, a 6-foot-4 transfer from neighboring Whitley County, Ky., is trying to step into one of the two vacant post positions.

    “He’s raw right now, but he’s got some ability,” Reynolds said.

  • CCHS welcomes new players

    After graduating six seniors, the CCHS baseball team has some slots to fill. With about half the team comprised of returning players, nearly half are new players coming in from the middle school program. The summer program allows these incoming freshmen a chance to play high school baseball where the arrangement is always two 5-inning baseball games against local high school teams.

    On May 30, CCHS played host to Gibbs High. Tate McGhee got the starting nod, and the incoming sophomore threw to one of the new faces, catcher Jared Ruan. 

  • Citizens complain to commission about budget proposal

    Several citizens showed up at the Campbell County Commission workshop Monday to voice concerns about a proposed property tax hike.

    “I’m sick of paying over and over,” county resident Bill Deguire said. “Higher and higher. This and that. We’ve got enough to contend with (in Washington D.C.), without the people that live in the county.”

  • Budget woes for BOE

    Campbell County Schools are looking for a way to operate on $1.4 million less than they had last year.

    But despite the shortfall, the board of education passed the fiscal year 2012-13 budget on Tuesday night.

    “The school budget is a reduced budget compared to the previous year, substantially reduced. We’re still in need of additional funding,” said Jeff Marlow, Campbell County finance director.

  • Local fire department seeks help from commission

    Pine Crest Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer James Gross sought the Campbell County Commission’s help at the workshop Monday night.

    PCVFD has accumulated about $200,000 in debt.

    “That’s why we’re trying to establish the Norris Ridge Volunteer Fire Department,” Gross said.

    PCVFD will “die a corporate death,” and NRVFD will consist of the same members, using the same equipment and stations, and will cover the same area, Gross said.

  • Public records June 14, 2012

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



    JUNE 4 – JUNE 8

    Christopher Ahlers to Daniel Stewart, Dist. 3, $14,000.

    David A. Hartter and Katina J. Hartter to Natalie Ann Bolton, Dist. 2, $106,500.

    Charles Baird to William B. Rains, Dist. 3, $61,500.

    Anna Mae Nelson Knight to Sharon M. Naylor and Mark E. Naylor, Dist. 3, $134,000.

  • Cougar Youth Football Camp scheduled next week at CCHS

    The Cougar Youth Football Camp for boys ages 6-15 is scheduled for June 11-12 at Campbell County High School from 6-9 p.m. 

    Coach Justin Price and the CCHS football staff will present the camp, which is designed to give athletes of all ages the basic fundamentals of football in a fun, positive environment. 

  • Jellico baseball duo named all-district

    Jellico High School baseball players Austin Bowlin and Brett Begluitti have been selected to the All-District 4-A Team by a vote of the league coaches.

    Coach of the Year is Sean West of Oneida. Player of the Year is Logan Crisp, a senior outfielder from Oliver Springs.

    Other superlatives include Slugger of the Year Brett Robinson from Wartburg; Defensive Player of the Year Matt Tinker, a senior catcher, from Oliver Springs; Pitcher of the Year Carey Gann from Oliver Springs; and Rookie of the Year Matt Williams, freshman pitcher/third baseman from Oneida.