Today's News

  • Jellico moving ahead with annexation

    Jellico’s planning commission has given planner Chad Davis the nod to craft an ordinance establishing an agricultural zone in preparation for annexation. Before becoming official, this ordinance will need approval from Jellico’s board of mayor and aldermen.

    Jellico currently doesn’t have an agricultural zone.

    There aren’t any farms within the town limits, Mayor Les Stiers said.

  • Jellico remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jellico will remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 16 with a service at the municipal building.

    The theme for the gathering is serving the community better and promoting community service, said Doris Stiers, who helped arrange the event.

    “(Dr.) King was so instrumental in getting communities together in community service,” Stiers said.

    The Rev. Gerald Littlejohn, pastor at First Baptist Church on Baptist Street, will speak with an open discussion to follow.

  • Fourth quarter treys by Morris help decide close girls’ game

    Campbell County High School’s varsity girls continue to hold the top spot in the District 3-AAA standings after their 55-47 home win Friday night over rival Anderson County.

    The Lady Cougars (6-0 district, 12-4 overall) got a big lift from senior point guard Courtney Morris, who scored 11 of her game high 17 points in the fourth quarter.

    Morris hit a trio of timely 3-pointers during the final eight minutes, one to tie the game and two for the lead. She finished the game with four treys.

  • Blue Devils top Sunbright in District 4-A

    A good weekend of practice helped get the Jellico High School varsity boys’ basketball team back on track Monday night.

    Playing a District 4-A game at Sunbright, the Blue Devils built a 23-point lead before settling for a 58-46 victory.

    Jellico (4-3 district, 9-10 overall) was coming off a 50-44 overtime loss Friday night at league foe Oneida.

    “We had a good weekend of practice, and played a lot better,” Blue Devils’ coach Mike Reynolds said of his team’s win at Sunbright.

  • Debt management policy passed by town of Caryville

     After adding it to the agenda Monday night, the Caryville Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to approve a debt management policy.

  • Youth baseball coaches will meet Jan. 29

    Anyone interested in coaching youth baseball or softball in LaFollette, Jacksboro, Caryville or Jellico is invited to a coaches meeting on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell County High School Baseball field house.

    The meeting will include all age groups and feature important informational league updates. 

    If you have any questions, please call Brad Collette at (423) 562-8308 or (865) 659-7873.

  • Confusion about policy plagues power board

     As disagreements about agenda items and confusion over policy prolonged timely decisions, back-and-forths between board members and interjections from disgruntled citizens added to the chaos at Tuesday’s Jellico Electric and Water Baord meeting.

  • Chadwell named head football coach at Delta State

    Caryville native Jamey Chadwell has been named head football coach at Delta State University, an NCAA Division II school in Mississippi.

    He replaces Ron Roberts, who took the head coaching job at Southeastern Louisiana University, an NCAA Division I FCS school.

    Chadwell spent the past three seasons as head football coach at North Greenville University in upstate South Carolina, where he built a program that won a school record 11 games and made its first national playoff appearance last season while advancing to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.

  • LaFollette basketball teams win at Lake City

    LaFollette Middle School’s basketball teams went on the road Thursday night for a sweep of Lake City.

    The Lady Owls’ junior varsity won, 28-15.

    Carlie Baldwin led LaFollette with 10 points, followed by Presley Leach with eight, Bella Luna six and Jayla Nelson two. K. Kennedy paced Lake City with six points.

    In varsity girls’ action, the Lady Owls won by almost 50 points, 52-5.

    Julia Powell led nine LaFollette scorers with 16 points. 

  • CCHS freshmen improve to 7-1 with AC win

    Most are aware of the varsity Cougars’ doubleheader sweep of Anderson County on Thursday night. 

    What many are not aware of is that the boys’ and girls’ freshman basketball teams also swept the AC freshmen. 

    The future indeed looks bright for the Cougars. 

    In the boys’ game, Roston Letner and Darin Gillenwater led a strong offensive charge for the Campbell County freshmen, while Andrew Evans pulled down 15 rebounds during a 67-60 victory that pushed the team’s record to a perfect 6-0.