Today's News

  • BOE dumps junior board program

    After abandoning the junior school board member program for several years board members revisited the issue at Tuesday’s meeting.

    Board member Josh Parker broached the subject at the September board meeting and agreed to come back with more solid information the following month.

    Parker made a motion to reinstate the program with students from each high school submitting applications. According to the guidelines Parker presented, applications would be reviewed by board members and one representative from each district would be selected.

  • Veteran’s Day event to be held throughout county

    Freedom isn’t free.

    And to honor the men and women that have sacrificed for this country’s freedom, many with their very lives, Campbell County will mark Veteran’s Day with a number of events across the area.

    Kevin Walden, veteran’s affairs administrator, said the local observance is important not only to recognize those who have served, but also to impact the ones that may serve in the future.

  • County dodges bullet with HUB Zone status

    Campbell County recently narrowly avoided losing a designation that could have meant the loss of a significant number of jobs.

    Just weeks before the Sept. 30 deadline the county mayor’s office became aware the county would be losing its HUB Zone status, according to Billie Russell, economic and community coordinator for Campbell County Mayor William Baird’s office.

    This standing allows qualifying local industry preferential access to federal contracts because they are located in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone.

  • Toys for Tots campaign underway

    Thanksgiving is still weeks away. But it is not too early to be making plans for Christmas.

    Deb Mikesell, administrative assistant to Campbell County Mayor William Baird, said the county’s third annual Toys for Tots toy drive is currently under way.

    According to Mikesell, collection boxes are available at all area banks, Food City, Edward Jones Investments, CVS, Walgreens and Wal-Mart.

  • Spiritually Speaking for week of November 3, 2011

      Spiritually Speaking


    Campbell County is waging war on drugs


  • Senior Citizens for week of November 3, 2011

      Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    Oct. 3 – Nov. 11


  • Public Records for week of November 3, 2011

      Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.


  • Plea Agreements for week of November 3, 2011

      The following cases were resolved last week in criminal court with plea agreements:

    Thomas Colin Reese – aggravated assault; five years probation, court costs.

    David Wayne Bennett, Jr. – possession of schedule II with intent to sell; three years probation, court costs, $2,000 fine.

  • New Notes for week of November 3, 2011


    The Clothes Closet will be open Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its new location on Pleasant Ridge Road. For more information call 562-8325.

  • CCHS Theatre Arts for week of November 3, 2011

      The Campbell County High School Theatre Arts Department is presenting the school’s first interactive dinner theatre Murder at the Banquet on