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  • public Records Feb. 9, 2012

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


    JAN. 30 – FEB. 3

    Melissa Sharp to Jeffery Scott Smith and Melissa A. Smith, Dist. 3, $115,000.

    Kyle McDowell to Danette Bachman, Dist. 3, $83,4000.

    Linda Gibson to Larry J. Gibson and Linda Gibson, Dist. 1, $15,000.

    John Boll and Jennifer Boll to Daniel E. Yoder, Jr. and Amy L. Yoder, Dist. 5, $7,000.

  • CCHS girls sweep Oak Ridge, Powell

    Campbell County High School’s girls have a chance to clinch the District 3-AAA regular season basketball championship this week with pivotal road games at Knox Halls (Tuesday) and Anderson County (Friday).

    The Lady Cougars (12-0 district, 18-5 overall) stayed perfect in league play last week with victories over longtime district powers Oak Ridge and Powell.

  • Cougars make Wildcats work for win

    With unpleasant memories of a 35-point loss earlier this season at Oak Ridge, players on the Campbell County High School varsity boys’ basketball team were bound and determined not to let it happen again.

    The host Cougars (6-6 district, 14-8 overall) took the Wildcats (11-2 district, 19-3 overall) to the wire Friday night before falling, 56-53.

  • Dixie Youth Baseball League being organized countywide

    After decades of running their own summer baseball leagues, the city of LaFollette and the town of Caryville are combining forces to build a countywide program.

    Prospective coaches got a chance to meet organizers and board members of the newly formed Campbell County Dixie Youth Baseball League during a Sunday afternoon get-together at the CCHS Baseball Field House.

    “I’d like to make our program a countywide program,” CCHS baseball coach Brad Collette said when addressing the coaches in attendance.

  • Eagles, Lady Owls advance to Area 2 semifinals

    LaFollette Middle’s Bailey Rutherford made the most of her only basket of the game Saturday afternoon during opening round Area 2 Tournament action at Oak Ridge-Jefferson.

    Rutherford made a shot at the buzzer to give the fourth seeded Lady Owls (9-11 overall) a dramatic 26-24 come-from-behind victory over fifth seeded Clinton. 

  • Gillenwater leads CCHS freshmen past Scott

    The CCHS freshmen played host to Scott County on Monday night. Campbell County jumped out to an early 19-7 lead on the hot hand of Darin Gillenwater. 

    The sharpshooter, who was coming off a 24-point performance against Hardin Valley, hit five of six shots including three 3-pointers. 

  • County court clerk’s office embroiled in turmoil

    Terminations in the county court clerk’s office have set in motion a lawsuit, subsequent rehires and a slew of innuendo.

    The unrest began on Jan. 12 when Campbell County Court Clerk Debbie Wilson fired Alene Baird and Maria Partin. Baird was a 24 year employee with the county while Partin, Baird’s daughter, was in her seventeenth year of employment. In letters written to the two there isn’t an explanation for their firings nor is one provided on the employee add/ change notice used by the county finance department.

  • Co-ed volleyball tourney set for Jellico

    The Jellico High School softball team will hold a co-ed volleyball tournament Feb. 3-4 as a fundraiser.

    The event will be hosted by Jellico High School. Games will begin on Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $30 per team of six players. There must be two females on the court at all times for each team.

    To register, call Angie at 784-9455/784-9453 or Nancy at 494-1452.

  • Officials weigh in on sales tax referendum

      On March 6, Campbell County voters will have some tough choices to make. And while which Republican will get to make a run for the White House in November may be dominating the national airways local voters will also face an issue that’s much closer to home.

  • News laws posed to fight designer drugs