Today's News

  • Play reflects year at CCHS

     JACKSBORO—The Campbell County High School Theatre Arts Spring Semester classes present their final play production of the year: Yearbook. 

  • Burglary call ends in vandalism, drug charge for LaFollette woman

    A LaFollette woman was jailed after she reportedly destroyed the front door of a home at 200 Smith Oak Lane.
    The victim told police that Kimberly Nicole Walden, 702 S. 21st Street, LaFollette, came to her home and began kicking the door and swearing at the victim, telling her to come outside, according to the report.
    Walden then allegedly began striking the front door of the home with an ax.
    Walden was found on Ridenour Lane where she reportedly admitted to causing the damage. She was arrested and taken to the Campbell County Jail.

  • Embattled former high school teacher arrested for DUI

    A former Campbell County High School educator who resigned Jan. 28 after allegations of inappropriate conduct was jailed early Sunday morning after police say he was found driving under the influence.
    Jason Scott Ivey, 34, 282 Meadowwood Circle, LaFollette, was seen driving on Central Avenue in the dark without his headlights. The officer, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy James McCall,  allegedly witnessed Ivey attempt a lane change and nearly strike another vehicle.

  • LaFollette man’s computer seized; arrested on child porn charges

    A LaFollette man was arrested on child pornography charges following an investigation by Det. Dan Schneider of the Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce.

  • Woman arrested for allegedly pulling gun on Jellico utility worker

    An earlier incident at the Jellico Electric and Water System led to a warrant for an arrest last week.
    On April 25, Billy Rowe, the utility’s general manager, and Woody Swafford, the water department supervisor, advised Jellico Police Chief Chris Anderson about an incident in which an employee’s wife reportedly came to the building and threatened another employee.

  • Statements reveal bank blunders for Jellico

     The town of Jellico spent nearly two weeks in the red last summer as finance problems slowly came to a head.

    It was May when the town first became overdrawn, according to bank statements obtained by the LaFollette Press. 

    The statements are records of only some of the town’s accounts according to Mayor Les Stiers.

    “That’s for most of the accounts, not all of them,” he said. 

  • 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


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    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.