Today's News

  • Campbell County scores first, but loses the battle at Powell

    Dustin McPhetridge was a one-man wrecking crew Friday night for Powell High School’s football team. The senior quarterback rushed for 169 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 164 yards and three TDs during a 69-13 district rout of visiting Campbell County (1-5 district, 2-6 overall).

    The Panthers (7-0 district, 9-0 overall) came into the game ranked third in the state’s Class 5A division.

    “Powell is a very talented football team,” Cougars’ head football coach Justin Price said.

  • Scouting Report — Knox Halls at Campbell County

    On paper, this game looks to be as evenly matched as any this season.

    The only district victory for either team came against last-place Clinton. Both teams have new coaches and are averaging 15.3 points per game on offense.

    Defensively, the numbers are also nearly identical. Campbell County (1-5 district, 2-6 overall) gives up almost 37 points per game, as opposed to 38 for Knox Halls (1-5 district, 1-7 overall)

    “ Halls is a much improved team,” Cougars’ head football coach Justin Price said.

  • Eagles shut out HMMS, 36-0, for fifth victory of season

    Jacksboro Middle School’s football team scored a 36-0 win Thursday night over visiting Horace Maynard.

    After stopping the Red Devils on the first possession of the game, the Eagles (5-3 overall) drove for a 6-0 lead on the running of quarterback Tyler Loveday, fullback Austin Raines and running back Jacob Bunch.

    It was Bunch that ran for a 10-yard touchdown with 3:07 left in the first quarter.

    Bunch scored again to open the second quarter. A successful 2-point conversion made it 14-0 at halftime.

  • SPORTS NOTES — October 20

    A 5-on-5 basketball tournament for players age 18 and up will be held Nov. 5 at the LaFollette Recreation Center. 

    Registration is $50 per team. All benefits go toward Chaska Church and Ministry for repairs on the church. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place. There will also be a 3-point shootout. 

    For more information, call or text 423-494-2304.


  • Chamber of Commerce to host annual pig roast

     On Oct. 27, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual community pig roast.

    “Look forward to a great night to grow our chamber and strengthen our network,” Morton said.

    This is one of two fundraisers the chamber conducts throughout the year. Chamber director E. L. Morton described it as a chamber team effort, and said all the chamber members are invited.

    Morton said for people to “come hungry,” because  there will be barbecue sandwiches, chicken fingers, baked beans and potato salad.

  • Miracle brings churches together in prayer

     Sometimes it takes a Miracle to bring churches together for one purpose.

    Over 600 people from at least 17 churches gathered at Jacksboro Middle School last Wednesday night for Fields of Faith.

  • City Administrator receives reimbursement for expense paid

     Special requests for benefits are sometimes granted. But only for exempt employees such as LaFollette Interim City Administrator Cade Sexton.

    At the Oct. 4 meeting, on Sexton’s request, the LaFollette City Council approved reimbursing him $221 a month for an expense paid. This is the amount deducted from Sexton’s payroll for Medicare through Social Security.

    “Because I asked for it, they gave it to me,” Sexton said.

  • Thrills available in Campbell County

     Campbell County residents don’t have look for the excitement of a haunted house in other places such as Knoxville. Two local families have opened their homes to thrill seekers during this time of year.

    Dawn Mynatt hosts Haunting on the Ridge with her family and friends off Pleasant Ridge Road.

    “We want to do something that’s good, clean wholesome fun for the community,” Dawn Mynatt said.

  • The Bible in everyday life

    “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul . . .” (See Psalm 19:7-11, RSV).

  • The latest medical research provides a lesson for the church

    “ Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 1:10).

    It was hardly a pleasant topic for dinnertime conversation—worms. Parasites, actually. But my daughter’s explanation was so fascinating that I didn’t give the setting a second thought as I listened to her tale and downed my linguini.