Today's News

  • Jellico girls edge CCHS, 17-14

    High school softball games don’t get much better than the one last Wednesday between rivals Jellico and Campbell County.

    During an early season contest that featured half a dozen lead changes, it was the host Lady Blue Devils that were able to pull out a 17-14 victory.

    Both teams were winless coming into the game. Jellico improved to 1-4 overall, while Campbell County dropped to 0-3.

  • Baseball Cougars pick up two wins

    Despite losing a pair of district games to Anderson County and Knox Halls, the Campbell County High School baseball team remains two games above .500 this week.

    In both losses, a lack of hitting was to blame.

    The Cougars (1-4 district, 4-2 overall) were run-ruled 13-2 at Halls on Monday afternoon. Tucker Cain and Chris Hutson had the only two hits for Campbell County. Hutson also drove in a run.

  • Davis Chapel to host crafts fair

     The Davis Chapel Community Center will host a crafts fair on March 31.

    “We’re a non-profit organization,” Davis Chapel Community Center Board President Stephanie Fraley said. 

  • First Volunteer to host 5K to benefit Relay for Life

     To benefit Relay for Life, First Volunteer Bank is hosting a five-kilometer race. The race will be held April 21.

    One hundred twenty people participated in last year’s race.

  • Local trio signs with college in Kentucky

    Campbell County High School’s post tandem of Nick Litton and Tyler Chapman will join forces next year with Jellico High forward Ethan Shelley at Alice Lloyd College, an NAIA school in Eastern Kentucky.

    The three seniors announced their college decisions Thursday during a visit by members of the Alice Lloyd coaching staff.

  • LUB moves forward with rural development project

     Monday night, LaFollette Utilities Board decided to pay Robert G. Campbell and Associates $60,900 to complete the engineering for the rural development project.

  • Local Easter egg hunts planned in CC

     As Easter approaches, Campbell County is preparing for egg hunts.

    Saturday, First Baptist Church of LaFollette, the Woodmen of the World and Highway 63 Diner will host egg hunts for the community.

  • LMU student organizes lake cleanup

     College student Brittany Goins is doing her part to make Norris Lake a cleaner place.

    Goins, 20, is a sophomore at Lincoln Memorial University. She lives near the Blue Springs Dock, and is organizing a lake clean up there on April 14.

  • SPORTS NOTES — March 29

    The annual Rotary Club/Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2 at The Greens at Deerfield. 

    Tee time is 1 p.m. for the four-person scramble, with a shotgun start.

    The entry fee is $525 per team, includes cart fee, range balls and a light meal during the awards ceremony. Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 25. Each team must have a handicap of no less than a combined total of 30.

    Prizes are $750 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, $250 for 3rd place and $100 for a mystery place. 

  • Campbell County joins effort to clean Norris Lake

     Saturday, Campbell County is joining a coordinated effort to clean Norris Lake. For the first time, a five-county task force has been assembled to clean the lake.