Today's News

  • Historic date nears for Civil War era Company F

     Saturday marks the 150th anniversary of the formation of Company F.

    On March 10, 1862, Company F, part of the Sixth Tennessee Infantry, mustered at Boston, Ky., according to Tennesseans in the Civil War. 

  • Voters question spenders

     Voters leaving the polls on Tuesday evening, expressed an array of feelings toward the proposed sales tax increase. 

    Some were strongly against raising sales tax, to fix the roads. 

  • Voters say no to sales tax increase

     The voters of Campbell County delivered an emphatic ‘no’ to a sales tax increase.

  • Card ready for Bassmaster Elite Series

    Caryville pro angler Brandon Card will be competing against many of his boyhood idols this year in the Bassmaster Elite Series.

    Card, a 2004 graduate of Campbell County High School, qualified for the Elite Series by finishing second in the points standings of the 2011 Bassmaster Southern Open tournaments.

    Now he is one of 100 professional bass fishermen vying for millions in prize money, the prestigious title of Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year and a berth in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.

  • 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.