Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Blue Devils’ Tiller and Hughes selected All-District 4-A in softball

    Jellico High School’s softball duo of Abigail Tiller and Emily Hughes has been named All-District 4-A by a vote of the league coaches.

    Tiller was selected first team, while Hughes made the second team.

    Player of the Year is Coalfield’s senior pitcher Lindsey Fadnek, the state’s all-time leader in strikeouts.

  • Cove Lake 5K scheduled for next weekend

    Race organizers anticipate another large crowd this year for the 14th annual Cove Lake 5K on Father’s Day weekend.

    The race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at Cove Lake State Park. 

    Over 250 people either ran or walked the course last year when 26-year-old Knoxvillian Max Paquette beat his closest challenger by almost five seconds to win the Cove Lake 5K. ABSolute Fitness won the team title.

    “Registrations are coming in pretty steadlily,” race director Clarence Lowe said.

  • Division baseball races heat up

    As the end of the regular season draws near for Campbell County Youth Baseball and Softball teams, there are a couple of hotly contested division championship races among the older age groups playing Dixie Youth Baseball.

    The Fight for the Cure team currently holds down the top spot in the 11-12 division, but Po-Hos Ice Cream is running a close second. The Giants are ranked third, while the Marlins are fourth.

  • Malicoat named All-State

    Senior forward Cody Malicoat is the first Jellico High School player to be selected All-State by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA).

    Malicoat joined Wartburg junior Alex Fountain as the only District 4 players on the 15-member Class A Boys’ All-State Team.

    Headlining the team are Mark Sandoval and Allen Heaston of state champion Friendship Christian and Jacob Tucker and Cannon Rhodes of state runner-up Perry County.

  • Montclair’s lease on Taylor Machine Shop in Jellico has expired



    Montclair has been working to bring an oil refinery, and around 50 jobs, to Jellico. But Montclair’s lease on the Taylor Machine Shop, where it hopes to put the refinery, expired May 1. 

  • Jellico Police arrest man for allegedly stealing cigarettes from store

     Sunday afternoon, a Jellico man was arrested for allegedly stealing cigarettes from the back office of the Rocky Top Shell.