Today's News

  • Bass team set for high school



    Not every student is an athlete.

    With this in mind, Campbell County High School is attempting to create new ways of giving every student a chance at sports with the recent addition of the bass fishing team.

    Under the direction of Will VanEtten, a teacher at Campbell County, the team will fish in its first tournament on Jan. 12.

  • Simpson to be cleared for return



    Ethan Simpson’s senior season didn’t go exactly as planned.

    In the second week of the football season, a 39-20 win at Cumberland Gap was overshadowed by an injury.

    Simpson left the game with a torn ACL, a torn MCL, and a half torn meniscus.

    Now, nearly five months after that game, Simpson is being cleared to return to the hardwood for the Cougars.

  • Reserves help Karns past Campbell County



    Going into Tuesday night’s game, Campbell County knew how potent Karns’ junior Devin Sibley could be.

    Before the Campbell County game, Sibley averaged over 22 points per game. He’d also managed a 53 percent (132-of-248) shooting clip.

    He’d scored at least 20 points in 13 of his previous 17 games before Tuesday’s.

  • Three locals compete in 3FC 15


    Raymond “Noodle” Strohl, Billy White and Chris Shaneyfelt each had fights this past weekend in the 3FC 15 bouts in Pigeon Forge.

    Strohl defeated Nick Baker, an independent from Newport, by an arm bar in the third round.

    “He had me in that triangle, and I was pretty comfortable for a minute,” Strohl said. “Then he started throwing big bombs. I started to go white for a minute, and I told myself not to give up.”

  • Sports News 1-10-13

    Campbell County Youth Basketball

    They Campbell County Youth Basketball Association is taking applications for after school basketball. Applications can be picked up at the LaFollette Community Center. Applications for and adult league will also be taken. The season starts Feb. 1.

    Jacksboro Basketball

  • Caryville board works to develop purchasing policy

    Caryville’s Board of Mayor and Alderman worked to outline a purchasing policy at a workshop on Dec. 27.

    Alderpersons Vickie Heatherly and Michael Miller were absent.

    “We want to see what kind of flow we have coming into the city,” said Caryville Mayor Chris Stanley.

    Stanley presented the board with a potential purchasing policy derived from parts of Tazewell, Norris, Jacksboro, and other surrounding town’s policies.

  • CC prepares for annual Point in Time count

    Campbell County will join 11 other East Tennessee counties on Jan. 24 for the annual Point in Time count, a look at the local homeless population.

    By counting the homeless, the county becomes eligible for grant money to help find the homeless permanent housing.

    “Our whole purpose in this is to cooperate with HUD to make us eligible for grant money for our housing and persons here in Campbell County,” said Debi Mikesell, one of the event’s organizers.

  • Looking back at 2012- July through December



    The city of LaFollette delayed its annual Fourth of July Fireworks show because of hot and dry conditions. Temperatures had exceeded 100 degrees. City officials were afraid fireworks could cause a fire in the dry weather.

  • Shoreline Alliance seeking temporary injunction

    New regulations will cause business on Norris Lake to become more expensive for many marina owners this year. This could affect jobs and prices for customers. The Shoreline Alliance is taking legal action against the Tennessee Valley Authority over some of these regulations, which were slated to begin Jan. 1.

    “This is truly a David and Goliath thing,” said David Merritt, from the Shoreline Alliance. “TVA has 110 lawyers.”

  • A natural gas well explosion went mostly unnoticed in Jellico the day after Christmas

    The day after Christmas, a natural gas explosion in Jellico went unnoticed by many.

    At 12:50 p.m. on Dec. 26, there was a gas well explosion near Jellico, according to skytruth.com. Skytruth.com is an online database for tracking incidents that could affect the environment.

    “I use that as my database to follow up on spills,” blogger Kim Feil said.