Today's News

  • Campbell County 911 board to ask for money from municipalities


    Rising costs and increasing amounts of calls have caused the Campbell County 911 Board to look to the municipalities they serve for help paying expenses.

    At a meeting Friday, the Campbell County 911 Board decided to continue operating as a direct dispatch service. It was also decided that in order to continue operating in this capacity, the board must seek financial help from municipalities within Campbell County.

    “The costs just continue to go up,” Campbell County 911 Director Charlie Hutson said.

  • Plea agreements close criminal cases

     The following criminal court cases were resolved this week with the use of plea agreements:

    •Cindy Shepperd- possession of marijuana; sentencing to be determined, court costs.

    •Hannah Deshee Beaty- aggravated assault, theft of property $500 - $1,000; three years supervised probation, court costs, $75 to ECF, $800 restitution.

  • Public Records May 10, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.



    APRIL 30 – MAY 4

    Frankie McCurry to Jr. Kitts, Dist. 1, $48,500.

    Daniel J. Anderson and Mary Ann Anderson to Jerome T. Thole and Denise A. Thole, Dist. 2, $180,000.

    E. G. Cline to E. G. Cline and Sarah Cline, Dist. 1, $0.

  • Jellico police arrest man for burglary

     The Jellico Police Department arrested Eddie Joe Bowlin, 42, 916 Plum Street, Jellico, for aggravated burglary on April 24.

    Assistant Chief J. J. Hatmaker went to a residence on 5th Street to investigate a burglary, when he noticed sounds inside, Hatmaker said in a report. 

  • Cougars finally beat Clinton in baseball

    After struggling much of the season to get into a winning rhythm, the Campbell County High School baseball team picked up a pair of victories last week while finishing 2nd in the Knoxville West Tournament.

    The Cougars (2-14 district, 12-22 overall) opened tournament play Thursday afternoon with an 8-4 triumph over the host team.

  • Fallen tree traps man in home

     high winds from a storm caused a tree to fall on a home, trapping a bedridden man inside.

  • Storms blew through Campbell County Thursday morning

     Last Thursday, employees from LaFollette Utilities Board and Jellico Electric and Water System worked to restore power after high winds downed tree limbs and broke a few poles.

    Storms came through around 7 a.m., LUB General Manager Kenny Baird said.

  • LaFollette resident complains about conditions of local street

     At LaFollette’s City Council meeting Tuesday night, David Wilson told the council he was having problems on East Memorial Drive, where he lives.

  • Lady Cougars take 2nd place at AC meet

    Campbell County High School’s track and field teams made a strong showing Friday during the Dale Legg Invitational at Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars took 2nd place overall behind meet champion Maryville in a field of 16 scoring teams. Seniors Kristin Chapman and Shayla Goins combined to score 46 points for Campbell County.

    Chapman, an ETSU signee, won the high jump (5-6) and 100-meter hurdles (:15.95), finished 4th in long jump and took 6th place in the 800-meter run with a personal record (PR) time of 2:35. She accounted for 28 points.

  • Construction on sports complex progresses



    Much has happened to the field at East LaFollette since the LaFollette City Council approved $64,000 for improvements on March 7.