Today's News

  • Commission makes another run at filling seat

    Hopes of getting the third district commission seat filled this month were dashed at Monday’s workshop meeting.

  • Board recognizes SRO; discusses voting machine

    The Campbell County Board of Education took care of the sometimes mundane tasks needed to run a school system on Tuesday night. With a relatively short agenda before them board members took care of business in relatively quick order and with little debate at their Valentine’s Day meeting.

  • Answers sought in decade old case

    It has been nearly 11 years since David J. Byrge’s family has seen him.

    For years his birthday and holidays have been marked with sadness. While once a reason to celebrate, these days are now just a reminder that he is missing.

    Byrge’s disappearance was initially reported June 18, 2001. From that day the case has been intermittently investigated. Each time officers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department looked into Byrge’s vanishing they found nothing to indicate what had happened to the 21 year old.

  • Commission discusses sales tax

    After approving budget amendments with relative ease talk at the commission’s budget and finance committee meeting turned to a more difficult topic – the sales tax referendum.

    On March 6 Campbell County voters will be charged with deciding whether or not they are willing to accept an increase in the local option sales tax from 2.25 percent to 2.75 percent in order to improve county roads.

  • LaFollette City Council rolling the dice for grant

    The LaFollette City Council is taking a chance to repair the Beech Street Bridge.

    At a special called meeting last Thursday, the city council decided to spend around $45,000 to pursue a Tiger grant the city isn’t guaranteed to receive.

    “A lot of people play the lottery,” council member Wayne Kitts said. “I can see us taking a chance. But I think it’s a good chance.”

    The Tiger Grant comes from $500 million of federal stimulus money available for “shovel ready” projects in economically disadvantaged areas.

  • Anti-drug coalition mobilizes to make a difference

    When it comes to attacking an issue like the county’s daunting drug problem collaboration may be the key. And that is the hope of the Campbell County Anti-Drug Coalition.

    Born three years ago out of the now defunct Weed and Seed Effort started by the U.S. Attorney’s Office the coalition is made up of representatives from the local faith-based community, city, county and town government, law enforcement, school system, area businesses and service organizations.

  • News Notes for the week of Feb. 16, 2012

     The Campbell County Historical Society will meet Feb. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Mark Penland, environmentalist and coordinator with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, will be talking about Radon.

    Child and Family Tennessee New Beginning will host the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Networking Coffee and Ribbon Cutting on Feb. 16, at 8 a.m., at 302 Main Street, Jacksboro, second floor above Dr. Redus. All chamber members and prospective members are invited to attend.

  • We Can Have Hope, Even In Our Grief

     Death is always a separation that brings ensuing sorrow and grief to the family or loved ones that are left behind. The departure of our loved ones in Christ can only be softened by Jesus’ presence and by God’s Word. The Lord promises to be with us and comfort us. Mathew 5:4 – “God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (NLT).

  • School Menu Feb. 16,2012

     Campbell County

    School Menu

    Feb 20 – Feb 24



    No school



    chicken nuggets

    meat loaf

    whipped potatoes

    green beans

    hot rolls

    sliced pears and peaches



    chicken fajita nachos

    chicken noodle soup

    choice of sandwich

    dill pickle spear

    fresh veggies

    apple or orange slices


  • Church News Feb. 16, 2012

     Good Hope United Baptist Church in Jellico will be having a singing on Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. For more information call 201-9752.

    The Vasper Baptist Church is having a singing Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. The Leach Singers will be there along with Coal Creek Gospel Bluegrass.

    Campbell County Christians United for Change prayer services will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the West LaFollette Community Center cafeteria. All Campbell County pastors and congregations are encouraged to attend.