Today's News

  • Little Community Theatre to host family movie night


    The Little Community Theatre is inching toward its launch in Campbell County. And as with any community based program funds are needed to get it off the ground.

    In an effort to generate money to help with the operating expenses for the program that will give students the opportunity to work in all areas of putting on a theatrical production, organizers are hosting a family movie night on Nov. 30

  • New zoning ordinance will allow people to live in their businesses in Caryville

     A new ordinance could amend the regulations for the central business district in Caryville.

    The proposed changes will allow proprietors to live in apartments within the same buildings as their places of business. The ordinance passed its first reading before the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday night.

  • County sees changes in science, math and technology education

    The culture of Tennessee classrooms is changing.  With the job market continuing to edge toward technology fields educators are being forced to look at ways to prepare students for post-secondary education as well as the workforce.

  • Hoops rivals clash in final scrimmage of the preseason

    Preseason scrimmages normally don’t draw a big crowd.

    However, Thursday night’s high school boys’ basketball scrimmage between Class AAA Campbell County and Class A Jellico teams had fans scrambling for seats.

    With MTSU signee Cody Malicoat scoring eight points in the first half, the host Blue Devils took a 20-19 advantage at intermission.

    After halftime, though, the Cougars found a way to shut down Malicoat, who was held scoreless during the final two quarters.

  • LaFollette City Council picks new insurance provider

     Health insurance costs won’t be as high for the city of LaFollette as anticipated.

  • Commissioners get lesson in tasers

    Commissioners got a live demonstration of equipment they voted in favor of purchasing on Monday night.

    Despite the fact that the group had already voted during a budget and finance meeting to approve a budget amendment that will allow the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department to purchase taser stun guns with funds generated from the auction of seized items, CCSD personnel were on hand at the commission workshop give a first-hand look at how the equipment works.

  • LUB allows customers to be ‘Caring Neighbors’

     Making ends meet can be hard. 

    Especially when utility bills spike in the winter. LaFollette Utilities Board allows its customers to lend a hand to those who need help with their bill.

  • Cougars are banking on Litton

    Campbell County High School senior forward Nick Litton has come a long way over the past two basketball seasons.

    As a sophomore, Litton averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while playing third fiddle to the Cougars’ towers of power — Sean Chapman and Cody Malicoat.

    However, after Chapman graduated and Malicoat transferred to Jellico, Litton became the go-to guy for Campbell County. Almost overnight, his scoring average jumped from single to double digits (17.9 ppg).

  • Devils want repeat performance

    Last season, Jellico High School’s boys won just about everything except an all-expenses-paid trip to the state Class A basketball tournament.

    Graduation in May decimated the Blue Devils’ roster. But it didn’t dim their hopes.

    “We did graduate seven seniors, so we can’t expect to come back and hit on all cylinders,” Jellico coach Mike Reynolds said.

    “In a couple of months, we might be a pretty good team. We’ll just have to wait and see.”

  • CCHS teams split with Farragut

    Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams split their season opener Tuesday night at Farragut.

    The boys’ team posted an impressive 48-39 come-from-behind victory in Matt Housley’s coaching debut. 

    Senior forward Nick Litton paved the way with 16 points, followed by Corey Poteet with 13, Tyler Chapman 10, Jordan Kindred four, Ethan Simpson three and Trey Torres two. 

    The Cougars spotted the Admirals a 16-0 lead before storming back to take the lead in the second half.