Today's News

  • Cougars stumble in district tournament

    A week after Campbell County’s senior class posted their first ever baseball victory over league rival Clinton, those same seniors had their high school careers ended by the Dragons.

    Clinton defeated the Cougars 16-6 in a District 3-AAA Tournament elimination game Saturday afternoon at Knox Halls.

    Aaron Chapman was tagged with the loss for the Cougars (12-24 overall). Marsh picked up the win for the Dragons (20-13 overall). Campbell County closed out the month of April with a 13-7 victory over Clinton at the Knoxville West Tournament.

  • Arnold signs with Tusculum College

    Galilee Bible Camp will host an Outdoor Adventure Day on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The event — open to men, women and youth — will include a 3D archery competition, trap shoot and Bible study. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Registration is $20 for adults and $10 for youths, who must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum cost for a family would be $40. The registration deadline is May 16. Registration forms are available at the LaFollette Press. For more information, call 562-4910.

  • King recognized by state association for 15 years of service to the TMSAA

    The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association recently recognized Jellico High School assistant boys’ basketball coach Vic King for his 15 years of service to the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association. 

    Coach King has served on the TMSAA Committee, which sets the rules and regulations of member schools. He also serves as the TMSAA playoff coordinator for all sports, basketball being the largest with over 100 schools in East Tennessee taking part.

  • Campbell County kicks off spring football practice

    Campbell County High School’s football team kicked off spring practice Monday afternoon with enthusiastic group of 60 players hungry to make a name for themselves on the field.

    The Cougars will practice a total of 10 days over the next three weeks. Two days have also been set aside for scrimmages. Campbell County will travel to South-Doyle on Thursday, May 17 for a 6 p.m. scrimmage against the Cherokees. 

    A week later, the Cougars will wrap up spring drills with the Blue and Orange intrasquad scrimmage on May 24 at 7 p.m.

  • Spiritually Speaking for week of May 10, 2012

    Spiritually Speaking
    Pearl Harper
    Mothers – Priceless
    M is for the many times you spanked me.
    O is for the order you demand.
    T is for the torture that I gave you.
    H is for the hungry kid I am.
    E is for the energy I cost you.
    R is for the rules you lay down.
    Put them all together and they spell MOTHER.
    You sure deserve a robe and crown.
    A Mother’s Day Song
    F is for the feuds you put and end to.
    A is for the alibis you’ve heard.

  • Letters from the Nest for week of May 10, 2012

    I’m the Mommy, That’s Why

  • School menus for week of May 10, 2012


    Campbell County
    School Menu
    May 14 – May 18

    chicken sandwich
    lettuce, tomato
    french fries
    fresh veggies with dip
    strawberries and bananas

    country fried steak
    meat loaf
    whipped potatoes
    green beans
    broccoli with cheese sauce
    school made rolls
    fresh pineapples

  • From the Mountain for week of May 10, 2012e

    Season’s first turkey hunt brings surprise ending

    From The Mountain
    Mark J. Tidwell

  • Senior Citizens for week of May 10, 2012

    Senior Citizens of Campbell County
    May 10 – May 18

    Nutritious Meals Served Daily $4 per person

    9:30 a.m. line dance class
    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch serving grilled chicken, scalloped pot, peas n carrots, fruit cup, bread
    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hotdogs
    7 p.m. Live Music Jamboree w/ Junior and friends $5 admission

    10 a.m. bingo
    11:30 a.m. Lunch serving chili dogs, French fries, baked beans, slaw, banana pudding
    12:00 Silver Sneakers