Today's News

  • ATV driver arrested near Kentucky line

     Last Thursday, a Jellico man was arrested near the Kentucky line after wrecking his all terrain vehicle.

    Jellico Police Officer Adam Jarboe responded to the Kentucky state line to assist Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Lawson in his pursuit of Gary Wayne Douglas, 46, 667 Woolridge Lane, Jellico.

  • Local Arts Grants awarded

     Local groups get a shot of funding.

    On June 22, Sen. Ken Yager announced the Campbell Culture Coalition and Friends of the Cumberland Trail would receive grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission. The Campbell Culture Coalition received a $6,650 grant and the Friends of the Cumberland Trail received a $5,670 grant.

    The grant is a 50-50 matching grant that the CCC applied for and has received in the past, CCC member Joanne Myers said.

    “The TAC always awards match grants,” Myers said. “We apply for it every year.”

  • Local teenager injured in boating accident near Lonas Young Memorial Park

     A teenager was airlifted to U.T. Medical Center with injuries to his back and foot after allegedly jumping from a bridge onto a passing bass boat.

  • The hot, dry weather delays Fourth of July fireworks show in LaFollette

     The past week brought blistering heat and dry weather to Campbell County. Temperatures exceeded 100 degrees during the heat of the day.

    Discomfort and the need for cold drinks weren’t the only result of the weather.

  • Early voting starts next week

     Early voting for the state primary and county general elections will begin in Campbell County July 13. Voters will have until July 28, five days before Election Day, to cast a ballot.  Election Day is Aug. 2.


    Campbell County High School will host a basketball camp for girls and boys in 1st grade through 8th grade the week of July 9-12. Camp hours will be 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. The registration fee of $50 includes a camp t-shirt. Instructors will be Cougars’ coach Matt Housley and Lady Cougars’ coach Ryan Browning. For more information, call Coach Housley at 423-494-7046.  

  • Fireworks show cancelled

    The annual July 4th fireworks show hosted by the city of LaFollette has been cancelled.

    Citing dry weather city officials said the celebration would not take place on Tuesday night as planned. A new date hasn't been announced.

  • Fuel leak shuts down Twin Cove

    A possible fuel leak of an undisclosed origin has shut down operations at Twin Cove Marina in Caryville.

    Currently local fire crews and the EPA are at the marina looking for the source of the leak. Travelers who arrived today looking for a long holiday have been sidelined as crews work to determine what happened.

    For all the details read next week's LaFollette Press.

  • Taking aim for hunter safety

    Thirty Campbell County students completed requirements for a Tennessee Hunter Education certificate during a class taught earlier this year by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer Ken Cutsinger.

    Under state law, anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969 is required to carry proof of satisfactory completion of an approved hunter education course before hunting in Tennessee.

    The class was held just before the opening of the spring turkey and squirrel seasons. 

  • Dixie Youth 11-12 All-Stars bow out

    Campbell County’s 11-12 year old Dixie Youth Baseball All-Stars were eliminated from the sub-district tournament Monday evening at Asbury Park in Caryville.

    Despite leading by four runs late in the loser’s bracket game, Campbell County fell 7-6 to Spring City following a fifth-inning collapse.

    Zach Sulfridge, Zach Rutherford and Austin Ford went 3-for-4 each at the plate to lead a Campbell County team that racked up 19 total hits.