Today's News

  • Blue Devils top 9th ranked Rams, 72-69

    When Jellico coach Mike Reynolds has all his players available, the Blue Devils have the makings of a championship team.

    Such was the case Thursday night, when Jellico hosted Grace Christian Academy, the state’s ninth ranked Class A boys’ high school basketball team.

    The Blue Devils (5-3 district, 11-11 overall) led from start to finish in a game they won 72-69 while avenging a 16-point loss to the Rams six days earlier at Knoxville.

    Jellico also put an end to GCA’s 14-game winning streak.

  • CCHS alumnus looks to start community band

     From football to band, high school students enjoy different activities, but when graduation comes, sometimes the music stops, literally. 

    Former Campbell County High School students, such as trumpet player Aaron Campbell, often have trouble finding places to indulge their musical appetites.

  • County participates in national homeless count

    Volunteers fanned out in the wee hours of this morning in an effort to put a number on Campbell County's homeless population.

    For the third year running county and municipality officials have joined forces with local law enforcement and volunteers for the national Point In Time count.

    The count is crucial because it allows the county access to funds to be used to aid homeless and precariously placed residents, based on the numbers of this population documented in the count, Deb Mikesell, of the county mayor's office, said.

  • Law enforcement plans to fight crime with texting

     Because text messaging is a primary means for communicating among young people, law enforcement in Campbell County is looking to implement it into its war on crime.

  • Votes to decide on sales tax

    Commissioners have been wrangling with the issue of how to fix the county’s aging infrastructure for years.

    And with no end to the steady stream of residents lobbying the group for road improvements in sight, the commission has decided to let the voters determine if they are willing to shell out more money at the cash register for smoother driving conditions.

  • LMS splits varsity games with Clinton

    LaFollette Middle School’s varsity basketball teams split a home meeting Monday night with Clinton.

    The Lady Owls won their game, 26-19. Kasi Phillips led the way with 11 points, followed by Julia Powell with six, Bella Luna four, Ashley Whited three and Kassie Kibler two.

    Kelly Wardell paced Clinton with 10 points.

    LaFollette led 12-8 at halftime.

    Clinton won the boys’ game, 52-28. J’Quan Thomas led the Hawks with 11 points.

  • Jellico girls fall to Grace Christian

    Destany Creekmore scored a team high 14 points Thursday night for the Jellico High School varsity girls’ basketball team during a 71-29 home loss to Grace Christian Academy.

    Natasha Taylor added six points for the Lady Blue Devils, followed by Rachel Ayers with four, Brittany Kennedy and Courtney Charles two each, and Brittany Vaughn one.

    Lauren Hensley led all scorers with 19 points for Grace Christian. Callie Cox chipped in 16 points for the Lady Rams, while Calynne Pridemore had 10.

  • Through Christ we have confidence and assurance

     Last week I wrote about how we had better have a battle plan to compete and come our victorious in this life. Yes, we have to strive against a huge enemy that would try and defeat us from reaching our goal. Never underestimate him. I want to repeat 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour.”

    I have written many times, I don’t believe he can read our mind.

  • Children’s center to host open house

    The Campbell County Children’s Center is opening its doors to the public. On Friday the center will host an open house to show off it’s new digs.

    “This has been a community project so we just want everybody to come out an see what they have been involved in,” Tracie Davis, CEO of the children’s center, said.

     In October 2011 the center moved its operation from the house they had been operating in since March 2001 to a new 4,000 square foot building on Independence Lane.

  • Church News Jan. 26, 2012

     Fincastle United Methodist Church will have a free supper on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.

    Fordtown Baptist Church will begin having Sunday evening service at 4 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.

     for the winter months due to daylight saving time. This began Nov. 27.

    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.