Today's News

  • Jayvee wins in waning seconds against Halls

    The Campbell County High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team faced off against district rival Knox Halls Friday night at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium. 

    Out of school all day because of snow, the Cougars got off to a sluggish start, shooting just 25 percent from the field and falling behind 12-9 after the first quarter. 

    In the second quarter, the Red Devils outscored the Cougars 20-18 to push their lead to 32-27 at the half. 

  • Wilhoit charged with snatching purse

    A LaFollette woman was arrested after she allegedly helped herself to a purse that didn’t belong to her.

    On Jan. 15, a woman who had been shopping at Food Lion reported her purse had been stolen out of her shopping cart. The victim told LaFollette Police Officer Homer Herrell a man had stopped her in the ice cream aisle to inquire about what kind of ice cream she liked.

  • Suttles charged with arson

    A domestic disturbance allegedly resulted in a fire last week.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Hatmaker was called to 118 Summers Road as a result of reports that Pete Suttles, 45, of 708 S. 15th Street, was at the home and armed with a knife.

    At the scene Hatmaker along with Sgt. Jeremy Goins and Deputies Matt Howell and Josh Vann found the residence to be on fire.

  • Kirby arrested for kidnapping

    Jacob Aaron Kirby was charged with kidnapping after allegedly taking his former girlfriend against her will.

    On Jan. 11, Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies worked in conjunction with the Caryville Police Department to make an arrest in the case.

    According to CCSD reports, the victim stated Kirby, 25, of 407 E. Kentucky Ave., forced her into a truck at LaFollette Estates and took her against her will to the Motel 6 in Caryville.

  • Jordan arrested for sleeping at the wheel

    Kenneth Jordan got a trip to jail instead of a milkshake when he fell asleep in the Sonic drive-thru last week.

    On Jan. 14, LaFollette Police Officer Michael Baker was called to the restaurant to investigate reports of a man being passed out in his vehicle that was sitting just feet from the drive-thru window.

    The driver’s window was down and Baker reported reaching through to turn off the ignition. When Kenneth D. Jordan, 29, of 508 W. Walden Street, was awakened he was asked to step outside the car.

  • Arrest made in child rape case; Lamdin out on bond

    After months of investigation a Duff man has been charged with raping a child.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Detective Ricky Jeffers began looking into the case involving Danny Lambdin, 55, of 5273 White Oak Road, Duff, after receiving information a female child had reported Lambdin had been touching her in an inappropriate manner.

    Records indicate School Resource Deputy Meghan Wilson received information that the child was being touched inappropriately by Lambdin and called the 24 hour Department of Children’s Services hotline to report the complaint.

  • Third district seat still open

    The third district commission seat vacated by Melvin Boshears on Dec. 1, 2011 is still vacant.

    And it looks like it may stay that way, at least for now.

    On Tuesday evening the county commission took up the issue in two separate motions but neither managed to garner the eight votes needed to pass.

    Commissioner Johnny Bruce kicked off the topic with a motion to leave the seat open until the August election.

  • Board of Education plans to open two new Alternative Learning Centers

    The Campbell County Board of Education hopes to expand learning opportunities for students as it plans to open two new alternative learning centers next school year.

    The school board is currently preparing to begin renovations at the old East LaFollette School. The city of LaFollette also owns part of the former elementary school, but the wings that previously connected it with the school board’s portion have been torn down.

    “The building is in excellent shape,” Rector Miller, BOE’s building and grounds committee chairman said.

  • Galilee men’s retreat to focus on Godly manliness



    This weekend, men will gather at Galilee Bible Camp to learn about Biblical masculinity.

    While these men may engage in outdoor activities, the retreat’s main focus is spiritual.

  • Former nursing home employee pleads guilty





    Before agreeing he was guilty of abusing a nursing home patient, Donald R. Nelson appeared hesitant.

    On Tuesday the 63 year old appeared in Campbell County Criminal Court to answer charges he had sexually assaulted a female resident of Cumberland Village Nursing Home. At the time he is alleged to have committed the crimes Nelson was an employee at the facility. He was terminated once the allegations surfaced.