Today's News

  • SPORTS NOTES — March 29

    The annual Rotary Club/Campbell County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2 at The Greens at Deerfield. 

    Tee time is 1 p.m. for the four-person scramble, with a shotgun start.

    The entry fee is $525 per team, includes cart fee, range balls and a light meal during the awards ceremony. Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 25. Each team must have a handicap of no less than a combined total of 30.

    Prizes are $750 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, $250 for 3rd place and $100 for a mystery place. 

  • Campbell County joins effort to clean Norris Lake

     Saturday, Campbell County is joining a coordinated effort to clean Norris Lake. For the first time, a five-county task force has been assembled to clean the lake.

  • Lady Eagles take 2nd at local meet; JMS finishes 5th in boys’ competition

    Jacksboro Middle School’s track and field teams did well Thursday at a meet involving seven local squads.

    The Lady Eagles took 2nd place overall with 107 points. Jacksboro’s girls placed in every event. In most events, the Lady Eagles had more than one athlete place among the top eight. 

    The girls’ 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams placed 3rd and 4th. Those relay teams featured Jessica Stanley, Morgan Simpson, Sydney Fields and Tylee Torres. 

  • Traffic violations lead to possession charges

     Running a stop sign and failing to signal led to more problems for a LaFollette man Monday.

    Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam Hopper followed Lonnie Edward Campbell, 31, 125 Gillis Lane, LaFollette, after he allegedly failed to stop at the stop sign at Ellis Lane and Melvin Hollow Road. 

  • Kentucky man arrested for alleged kidnapping and assault

     Last Thursday, a Kentucky man allegedly took a female victim and their 17-month-old child for a wild ride that ended in kidnapping charges.

  • Jellico changes beer restrictions

    In a scramble to save revenue, Jellico’s leaders have loosened the town’s restrictions on the sale of beer.

    Monday night, the atmosphere at Jellico’s municipal building was tense. When the board of mayor and aldermen sat for the final reading of two beer ordinances, there was standing room only. Some members of the crowd called for the mayor’s attention while the ordinances were being discussed. They were instructed to be silent.

  • Southern Sons ride for a wounded veteran

      On April 7, local motorcyclists will ride to raise money for a wounded veteran.

    Marine Lance Corporal Cody Evans lost both his legs in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED on Dec. 15, 2011. He is currently undergoing occupational and physical therapy in Bethesda, Md. to learn how to walk with prosthetics. Meanwhile, people from the area have helped his family remodel his house to make it more handicapped accessible. The Southern Sons motorcycle club has also taken up his family’s cause.

  • Community rallies behind wounded Marine and his family


    From Maryville to Northern Kentucky, veterans, businesses and churches have rallied behind the family of a Speedwell Marine who lost his legs in Afghanistan.

    Lance Corporal Cody Evans, 27, has been in the Marine Corps for two years. A combat engineer, he was sweeping for IEDs on Dec. 15 2011, when one exploded.

    “He lost both his legs,” Angie Evans, Cody Evans’ aunt, said.

  • Cooper receives jail date



    After exhausting the appeal process Greta Cooper now has a date to report to jail. Cooper, who appeared in criminal court on Monday, will begin her six-month jail sentence on April 20. However, her attorney Brent Gray indicated he might not be finished pleading her case.

    During court he asked Judge Shayne Sexton to allow Cooper 30 days before reporting to jail. He then indicated he might take Cooper’s case to the state supreme court.

  • Candidates for August election file petitions




    As the county prepares for the general election in August, politicos are already lining up for the paperwork to run for office.

    On the ballot this year are the county road superintendent, county property assessor, a third district county commission seat, five school board seats and the Tennessee House of Representative 36 th District seat.