Today's News

  • 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

  • Count shows rise in county’s homeless

    Despite torrential rain volunteers trekked out last Thursday in an effort to put a number on the county’s homeless and precariously placed population.

    For the third year Campbell County resident volunteers joined forces with municipality officials and local law enforcement for the national Point In Time Count.

    This year’s count revealed an increase in those people in the county’s borders who are living without unsheltered or in a situation where were it not for the generosity of friends or relatives would be homeless.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County Feb. 2, 2012

      Feb 2– Feb 10



    9:30 a.m. Line dance class

    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Lunch serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cobbler

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hotdogs

    7 p.m. Live Music Jamboree w/ Junior and friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. bingo

    11:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.  Lunch serving Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, and banana pudding

    12:00 Silver Sneakers Exercise Class


  • News Notes for the week of Feb. 2, 2012

     CHET Family Services Center Clothes Closet will be open Feb. 2 and Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All items are .25 cents - $1. Donations accepted weekly. For more information  call 562-8325.

    Cumberland Mountain Eagles will have karaoke on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.

    Cumberland Mountain Eagles will host a Super Bowl Party on Feb. 5, with free food. The game will be shown on a big screen T.V. Everyone is welcome.

    The Senior Citizens Center will hold a board meeting at the Senior Center in LaFollette on Feb. 6, at 9:30 a.m.

  • The fruit of the Spirit – Part 1

       “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh”(See Galatians5:16-26, RSV).

  • Would you want someone to withhold such a kindness from you?

    “He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty” (Job 6:14).

    I am always wary of those double left turns at intersections. The driver in one lane does not always remember that another lane is turning also. The potential for a sideswipe is great.

  • Church News Feb. 2, 2012

     Campbell County Preacher’s monthly fellowship for February will be hosted by Grace Missionary Baptist Church on Feb. 6. The service will start at 7 p.m. Sisters of Grace Missionary Baptist Church will provide the meal. Everyone is invited.

    Jacksboro United Methodist Church will host a blood drive on Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will also be a spaghetti dinner. The cost is half price if blood is donated.

    Steve Collett will be speaking at the White Oak Church of God Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.