Today's News

  • Comissioners Corner for week November 3, 2011

      This month the county commission would like to introduce the citizens to the Campbell County/Lonas Young Memorial Park. 

  • Even if they really found it, what's it worth? Week of November 3, 2011

      Even if they found it, what’s it really worth?


  • Fiathful Words for week November 3, 2011


    When revival is needed

  • Church News for week of November 3, 2011

      Jacksboro United Methodist will be having a blood drive Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be a meal served at a charge and anyone who donates blood will get at meal for half price.

    Todd Robbins will be at Faith Tabernacle 13th Street Church on Nov. 4-6. Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday night at 6 p.m.

  • From a Mothers Heart week of November 3, 2011


    From a Mothers Heart

    Creativity Has So Many Different Expressions

  • Cieslak case to go to grand jury

    Wanda Kay Cieslak’s next stop is the Campbell County Grand Jury.

    After hearing nearly two hours of testimony Tuesday morning Campbell County General Sessions Judge Joe Ayers ruled the proof was sufficient for Cieslak to be bound over to the grand jury on first degree murder and aggravated child abuse charges in the death of her newborn son.

    Assistant District Attorney General Scarlett Ellis began the preliminary hearing by calling William Davis to the stand.

  • Bank robberies appear to have same thief

       A man believed to have robbed the LaFollette branch of Y-12 Federal Credit Union may have some crime experience under his belt.

    Federal and state authorities believe the thief could be responsible for a string of hold ups from LaFollette to Corbin, Ky.

    Late Tuesday, the FBI issued a statement referring to the man as the “Bad Hair Bandit.” In each of the six larcenies the man is believed to be linked to he has been seen wearing a variety of wigs, all in poor condition.

  • LUB releases report on odor; Dunaway takes exception

    While the odor that drifted through LaFollette in early October is gone, one man is still saying something stinks.

    “This was a Hazmat situation,” said Dave Dunaway, a LaFollette attorney. “The mayor (Mike Stanfield) should not have said it was harmless.”

    Dunaway’s comments came on the heels of a report released by the LaFollette Utilities Board earlier this week. It was compiled after a subcontractor on a sewer line project released a substance into the system. In the days that followed a heavy odor lingered over LaFollette.

  • Tennova makes local cuts

    Last week, Tennova shut down a cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation ward laying  off 16 employees at LaFollette Medical Center.

    “We’re sorry that it had to happen. I appreciate the spirit these people showed whenever we talked to them, which was very positive,” CEO of LaFollette Medical Center Mark Cain said.

  • Wildcats prevail over Cougars, 42-7

    One week after scoring a school record 49 points during a district win over Knox Halls, the Campbell County High School football team rarely reached the end zone Friday night at Oak Ridge. 

    The Cougars (2-6 district, 3-7 overall) didn’t get on the board until only five minutes remained in a 42-7 loss to the Wildcats (7-1 district, 7-3 overall).

    Senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe got the touchdown on a 1-yard run. Sophomore placekicker Daniel Izquierdo added the extra point for the final margin.