Today's News

  • Tennis coach hopes for another successful season

    With nearly everyone back from a team that won 12 of 16 matches in 2011, Campbell County High School tennis coach Jason Ivey has high hopes for this year for his boys.

    Senior Clay Williams and juniors Dylan Braden, Westin Brown and Jake Miller are the top singles seeds. Braden is seeded No. 1, followed by Brown at No. 2, Miller at No. 3 and Williams No. 4. 

    Brown actually posted the best record on the team last season. He won 11 of 15 singles matches.

  • Postseason honors go to CCHS cagers

    Several Campbell County High School basketball players recently garnered district and regional honors.

    Lady Cougars Courtney Morris, Shayla Goins, Kristin Chapman and Maria Foust were named to the regular season All-District 3-AAA team, Their coach, Ryan Browning, was chosen coach of the year by his peers.

    Amber Young was the only member of the CCHS girls’ team named All-Region 2-AAA.

    CCHS boys’ basketball players Corey Poteet, Nick Litton and Trey Torres were All-District 3-AAA selections at the conclusion of the regular season.

  • Pitching depth is key to Cougars’ baseball season

    Three years into a rebuilding project at Campbell County High School, coach Brad Collette may have his best baseball team yet.

    Pitching depth and senior leadership hold the key to the season for the Cougars, who finished 11-18 a year ago in a tough Class AAA district. 

    Twins Andy and David Hickman, both seniors, are at the top of what could be a seven-man rotation for Campbell County.

    “This is the best pitching staff since I’ve been here,” Collette said.

  • Sales tax defeated

    With all of the votes counted the sales tax referendum appears to be defeated.

    Campbell County saw 3,882 voters head to the polls under a blue sky.  Of these voters 3,511 cast a vote on what had become a hot button topic. At the end of the evening 1,214 people had agreed to enact the .05 precent tax while 2,297 had voted against it.

    For more in- depth coverage of the election see Thursday's LaFollette Press.

  • Jellico Electric and Water System renews policy

     Jellico Electric and Water System has crafted an insurance policy to help employees meet medical deductibles.

  • Vanderbilt nurses visit Jellico

     Zumba and story time are coming to Jellico’s Public Library again as nurses from Vanderbilt University will visit for a third year in a row.

    “We’re just so lucky to have them,” library director Mark Tidwell said.

  • The Civil War leaves 150-year-old legacy

     The Civil War was in full swing 150 years ago. Though Tennessee voted to secede in June of 1861, many men from Campbell County went to fight for the Union.

    Only 25 percent of Campbell County supported secession according to the East Tennessee Historical Society.

  • War tore families apart

     The conflict during the Civil War cut closer than state or even county borders. When people chose sides, it created rifts in friendships that would outlast the war. This was a harsh reality in East Tennessee, where many disagreed with Nashville’s decision to secede.

  • Code Red offers Campbell County early warning system

     Campbell County hopes to implement a countywide early warning system that utilizes phone calls, text messaging and email to alert citizens of danger. The large database company that will provide this service is called Code Red.

  • Senior citizen center to host St. Patrick’s Day event



    March 15 will bring dancing, food and fun to the Campbell County Senior Center as it celebrates St. Patrick’s Day.