Today's News

  • Cougars break Clinton jinx, 28-23

    It took Campbell County High School’s football team less than three hours Friday night to erase seven years of frustration.

    Led by senior quarterback Tuffy Shoupe, the Cougars (1-3 district, 2-4 overall) finally beat District 3 rival Clinton, 28-23, after several near misses over the past decade.

    Shoupe was a workhorse for Campbell County with 257 yards and 2 touchdowns passing and 65 yards and another score on the ground. His 41-yard touchdown bomb to Jordan Kindred at the close of the second quarter gave the Cougars a 21-14 halftime advantage.

  • Bunch leads Eagles to homecoming victory

    Jacob Bunch ran for a 3-yard touchdown with 42 seconds left Thursday night to lift Jacksboro Middle to a 13-12 homecoming victory over Eagleton. The win snapped a 2-game skid for the Eagles (3-2 overall), who were able to rally from a 12-point deficit in the opening quarter even though they lost two fumbles deep in their own territory.

  • The Lord is our strength and song

       Last week I wrote about how singing praises to God pleases Him and makes us feel better. I started thinking of how important singing is today and in the Old Testament and New Testament. 

  • Cross-country teams travel far and wide

    The Campbell County High School cross-country teams recently competed in two meets with nearly 200 miles between the two locations.

    On Sept. 17, the Cougars competed in the Hardin Valley Academy Invitational. Senior Dayne Deavours finished strong with a team best time of 18:09 (24th overall). Fellow senior Cody Willoughby was right on his heels with an 18:13 (26th overall). 

  • Owls fall 8-6 on late touchdown by Lake City

    LaFollette Middle School’s football team came close to getting its first win of the season Thursday night, but ended up losing its homecoming game, 8-6, to Lake City.

  • Survivor of the troop train wreck returned to Jellico

     Clarence L Eckstine, a passenger of a troop train that wrecked in the Narrows on July 6, 1944, returned to Jellico last week.

    Eckstine, 87, was greeted at Buck’s Hardware Store Friday by Jellico Tourism Director Jake Bennett, Director for Veteran’s Affairs Kevin Walden, Buck’s Hardware Store owner Ronnie Buck and other locals.

    As he toured the museum, looking at photographs of the wreck, Eckstine recalled some of his experiences.

  • Martin and Bundren accept plea agreements

     Nearly one year after Dr. Michael Martin and Karen Bundren vacated their posts with the board of education the pair opted for a plea agreement instead of facing a Campbell County jury.

    On Monday the former director of schools and former federal programs director faced Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton in a line up of offenders prepared to enter pleas.

  • Campbell Culture Coalition hosts fifth annual Louie Bluie Festival


    • No admission charge but people are encouraged to donate $2 per person or $5 per family.
    • No parking fee.
    • Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 7:55 p.m.
    • Arts, crafts and food vendors
    • Kids’ fun zone

    Looking for a day of fun? This Saturday go to Cove Lake for a day of music, arts and culture because the Louie Bluie Festival is back for the fifth year.

  • Ward gets 54 years

     A one- time sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to 54 years in prison on Monday.

    After being found guilty of 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery by a jury in June of this year, Daniel Ward’s bail was revoked.

    On Monday, he learned he would remain behind bars for presumably the rest of his life.

  • SPORTS NOTES - September 29

    A co-ed softball tournament (double elimination) will be held Oct. 7-8 at Asbury Park. Entry fee is $150. Call Dana Parsons at 865-603-7593 or Travis Belew at 423-494-3989.