Today's News

  • Area business owner pitches idea of local summer concert

     Caryville may play host to a concert this summer. 

    At the board of mayor and aldermen meeting on March 12, Ride Royal Blue owner Sheila Westray sought permission to host a concert at the Ershall Collins Industrial Park at the 141 exit off Interstate 75. 

  • First Volunteer to host 5K to benefit Relay for Life

     First Volunteer Bank is hosting a five-kilometer race on April 21. The proceeds from the race will benefit Relay for Life, an event that raises money to fight cancer.

    “This is our fundraiser for Relay for Life,” said Cindi Reynolds, financial services representative for First Volunteer Bank and race coordinator.

  • Indictments for the week of March 22,2012

    The following indictments were returned by the Campbell County Grand Jury on Friday:

    •Kevin Holman- theft $1,000 - $10,000.

    •Tiffany McGill- theft $1,000 - $10,000, vandalism, felony evading arrest, reckless endangerment, seatbelt violation, registration violation, open container, drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest.

    •Daniel Hale- aggravated assault, domestic assault.

    •Michael J. Boshears- DUI, DUI over .08.

  • Business owner discusses bringing a Holiday Inn Express to Caryville

     Caryville’s town leaders excitedly listened to Jay Patel as he told them his plans to put a Holiday Inn Express at the old Christmas Tree Inn.

    “This is something we’ve been hoping for for a long time,” Mayor Robert Stooksbury said. “For someone to take that old building and make it into something nice.”

    “I’m really glad it’s coming,” Alderman Glenn Smith said. “I hope (it) grows and we grow with it.”

  • Zumba provides fun, health and fellowship to the community

     Fun. Friends. Health.

    There are many reasons local women crowd into a gym three times a week and let loose to the upbeat music. 

  • Man charged for possession

     Last Thursday, a Georgia man was charged for possession of schedule II after Jellico police stopped him on Interstate-75.

  • Man allegedly steals air conditioning unit

     The Campbell County Sherriff’s Department was called to a local residence after a Jacksboro man allegedly stole an air conditioning unit.

  • Cougars win baseball opener, 6-3

    Campbell County High School’s varsity baseball team made a successful 2012 debut Monday afternoon with a 6-3 victory over the Williamsburg (Ky.) Yellowjackets.

    Senior Andy Hickman went the distance to earn the decision. He struck out seven batters along the way, walked two and gave up a pair of earned runs. Well over half of Hickman’s pitches were strikes.

    “Andy threw the ball well,” Cougars’ coach Brad Collette said.

  • Probation violation leads to meth bust

     A trip to Lake City became eventful for Campbell County Sherriff’s Deputy Jackie Bruce when Raymond Williams Gibbs, 39, 415 Lindsay Mill Circle, allegedly resisted arrest.

    On March 7, probation officer Joey Walker asked Bruce to assist him in serving a warrant on Gibbs for violating his parole. 

  • Moore is living her dream

    Jessica Moore vividly remembers the play that put her on the path to a college basketball career.

    “I was in sixth grade at JMS, and Kelli Matlock was the coach,” Moore said. 

    “The game was tied with a few ticks left. She called timeout and asked ‘who wants to shoot the last shot?’.