Today's News

  • The mice will play

    Dear husband,

    Whenever you part ways with the homestead to endure training for any length of time, things tend to take on a different form around here. The grass grows taller, the laundry pile is smaller, and the children are at a level of crazy of which even the best of scientists and parenting experts offer no explanation. So, allow me to grant you a small window into life as we know it in your absence:

  • Race to the Finish

    LaFOLLETTE—It was race day Saturday morning, as dozens of Cub Scouts from Campbell, Claiborne and Scott counties converged at First Independent MIssionary Baptist Church on Beech Street for the Cumberland District's Pinewood Derby racecar competition. Each hoped to take home top honors, but only one scout emerged with the checkered flag and a trophy to testify to their wood whittling skills.

  • Third annual golf tourney benefits Shepherd’s Home

    It’s not too late to sign up for the Shepherd’s Home’s third annual golf tournament. People can sponsor four-member teams for $300 until tee time 1 p.m. May 15 at the Greens of Deerfield.
    “It’s a fun event,” said Larry Tanis, president of the Shepherd’s Home Board of Directors.
    The tournament is an 18-hole, four-man scramble with a shotgun start. This means each team will begin at a different hole so teams can begin at the same time. After each stroke, players will choose the best ball hit.

  • Greene with envy


    Twitter: @ChrisCannon89

    All the other girls wish they could be like her.

    As Ally Greene crossed the final hurdle, her knee clipped the top, causing her to stumble.

    However, she quickly regained her balance in order to grab the win in the 2013 East Tennessee Middle School Elite Championships on Tuesday night.

    “I hit my knee a couple times, and I thought I wasn’t going to win,” Greene said. “I put out my hand at the end, and I beat her.”

  • Bruce, Wells take Angler of the Year awards


    Twitter: @ChrisCannon89

    Nick Wells and Jordan Bruce prevailed through the wind and rain on Saturday to take home the top honors for the Campbell County High School fishing team.

    The pair roped in 13.45 pounds in the weathered tournament in order to retain the Angler of the Year awards.

    “We knew we had it when we caught the big fish,” Wells said. “We’d seen (Caleb Dople and Zach Paul) weigh in five smaller fish, and we were pretty excited just to get the rods and the bragging rights.”

  • Sports News 5-09-13

    May 9

    Jellico Middle School Baseball

    The Jellico Middle School Baseball game will travel to Cumberland Gap for its final game of the season. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m.


    LaFollette Country Club Couples Night

    The LaFollette Country Club will be hosting a couple’s night every Thursday night. Couples are encouraged to come to the greens and play rounds. For more information, call 562-9130.


    May 10

  • Military Ball a success for the CCHS JROTC



    Saturday, April 20th, the CCHS JROTC Department held its annual Military Ball at the Pavilion in Cove Lake State Park.

    Cadets, cadre and the JROTC Boosters spent numerous hours planning, coordinating and rehearsing in order to make this event a success. 

    At 8 a.m., cadets and boosters started setting up for the ball at Cove Lake Pavilion. 

  • Campbell County JROTC hosts annual competition


    CCHS Student

    On Saturday, April 13, CCHS hosted its annual Pine Mountain League competition. 

    Four schools from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia participated in five event, which included an academic test, rope bridge, Color Guard, obstacle course and a secret test.

    The events proved to be difficult in physical prowess and mental knowledge.

    The 50-question academic exam was a test of the schools’ knowledge of JROTC. 

  • Russell chosen as LaFollette City Administrator

    At Tuesday night’s meeting, the LaFollette City Council chose Billie Russell as the new full-time city administrator.

    “This is history,” council member Joe Bolinger said. “As far as I know, there’s never been a woman city administrator before.”

  • Briceville man dies in Friday logging accident

    Calvin L Daugherty, 60, died Friday.
    Daugherty received a head injury during a logging accident in the Vasper Community, according to a report from Campbell County Sheriff's Deputy Travis Bostic. Daughterty was cutting a series of trees off Sharp Lane. These trees were falling slow, according to a witness, Bostic said. One tree fell into a smaller tree, dislodged the tree top, and caused it to spin towards Daugherty. Daugherty was knocked to the ground by the falling tree top.