Today's News

  • Local middle school golfers fare well in district play

    On Monday, the Greens at Deerfield hosted the Tennessee District Middle School Golf Tournament with teams from Clinton, Lake City, Jellico, Norris, Norwood, Jacksboro and LaFollette participating.

    In the girls’ portion of the tournament, LaFollette finished 2nd with a team score of 114 and Jacksboro finished 3rd with a score of 117. 

  • Weight loss competition promotes group participation in getting healthy

    Concerns over their health lead two Campbell County principals to start a weight loss competition.

    “Lose it 4 U,” is a joint effort between Valley View Elementary School, Coordinated School Health and Castleton’s Fitness.

    It began with a conversation at a meeting. Valley View Elementary School Principal Steve Rutherford and Alternative School Principal Ronnie Lasley attended training on evaluating teachers together. Lasley has issues with his heart. He and Rutherford began to discuss their concerns about their personal health.

  • Chapman places 2nd in pentathlon

    CCHS senior Kristin Chapman placed 2nd Monday afternoon in the Section 1-AAA Pentathlon at the Hardin Valley Academy. The top two finishers advance to the state meet next month at Murfreesboro. Chapman’s total score was 2,902 points.

  • Goins stars at Vol Track Classic

    Shayla Goins made the most of her opportunities last weekend at the prestigious Volunteer Track Classic.

    The Campbell County High School senior won the hammer throw and placed in all three events she was allowed to enter.

    Goins set a school record in the hammer throw (94-7), took 3rd in discus (115-6) and placed 5th in shot put (35-7.5). 

    The Lady Cougars placed 7th out of 50 scoring teams at the meet.  

  • Cougars outlast Panthers, 13-7

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team picked up its 10th win of the season Friday night with a 13-7 triumph over Cumberland Gap at Brown-Archer Field.

    Aaron Chapman had a productive game at the plate and on the mound for the Cougars (2-12 district, 10-15 overall).

    With his bat, Chapman went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI. He also pitched nearly half the game before being relieved by freshman Tate McGhee with one out in the top of the fourth and Campbell County leading 5-4.

  • Lady Cougars split doubleheader with Knox Ambassadors on Senior Day

    Seniors took center stage Monday afternoon for the Campbell County High School softball team.

    The Lady Cougars celebrated Senior Day with a 9-7 victory over the Knoxville Ambassadors in game one of a varsity doubleheader.

    First baseman Mary Hickman, one of three CCHS seniors honored during a ceremony between games, put Campbell County on the scoreboard with a 3-run double to left field in the first inning. That gave the Lady Cougars an early 3-0 advantage.

  • Jellico adopts rental agreement for community center

     At its meeting last Thursday, Jellico’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a rental agreement for the community center.

  • LaFollette Medical Center kicks off getting to great campaign

     Last Thursday LaFollette Medical Center kicked off its “Getting to Great” campaign.

  • CCHS senior Bray picks Carson-Newman as the place to continue his golfing career

    Corey Bray, captain of the Campbell County High School boys’ golf team, announced Monday that he will attend Carson-Newman College this fall.

    Bray is the quintessential student athlete.

    In the classroom, he has a 4.1 grade point average, 29 on the ACT and is tied for 5th in his senior class. On the golf course, Bray had a stroke average of 38 while leading the Cougars to a share of 2nd place at the 2011 District 3-AAA Tournament.

    “He has been a huge asset the past two years,” Campbell County coach Jeremy Cox said.

  • EMS station in LaFollette resumes around the clock operation

     After reviewing population statistics, the 911 board decided to resume around the clock operation at the EMS station in LaFollette.

    For the past few years, this station hadn’t been operating from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.