Today's News

  • October Indictments

    The following indictments were returned last week by the Campbell County Grand Jury:

    Stacy I. Paul – two counts promotion meth manufacture

    Kennifer Wilson Smith and Mark Anthony Smith – sale of schedule II in drug free zone, delivery of schedule II in drug free zone, felony evading arrest, two counts aggravated assault, felony possession drug paraphernalia (Kennifer Wilson Smith), mitigates criminal littering (Kennifer).

  • Public Records Oct. 13, 2011

     Editor’s note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as or similar to other members of the community.


    Campbell County Property Transfers

    Oct 3 – Oct 7


    Tammy Sheridan to Jimmy Shade Snodgrass and Wendy Ann Snodgrass, Dist. 1, $63,000.

    Darrell Hicks and Flora Mae Hicks to Timothy D. Hembree, Dist. 3, $122,000. 

    Tiffany Depellegrini to Mark A. Fosnight, Dist. 5, $79,900.

  • Phillips says investigation will wrap up 'in near future'

    The investigation into the actions of two former sheriff’s department employees  should be completed in the near future.

  • Louie Bluie’s Economic Impact

    For the first time in the Louie Bluie Music and Art Festival’s five-year history, sales tax forms were distributed to vendors at the festival grounds.

    The Campbell Culture Coalition was contacted by the Knoxville office for the Tennessee Department of Revenue prior to the event, and asked to submit the names and addresses of arts and crafts as well as food vendors.

    Because the TDR has no employees available to work on the weekends, the CCC, who organized the festival, was asked to pass out the forms.

  • Louie Blue comes to town again

    Despite unseasonably cold weather, the Louie Bluie Music and Arts Festival drew a crowd to Cove Lake State Park this past Saturday.

    The festival was held in the fall this year as opposed to June, as in the past.

    Changing the month for the festival caused the event to take a hit because of the cold weather, festival organizer Jocelyn Griffo said.

    The date for the festival has to be selected a year in advance, Griffo said. This makes planning for weather hard.

  • Evans assumes new role

    Being selected as Sheriff Robbie Goins’ second in command wasn’t a complete a surprise for Aaron Evans. However, he wasn’t hanging his hat on it either.

    “I thought there might be a chance,” Evans said on his second day on the job. “But I was going to be fine with it if the sheriff chose someone else.”

    “It was an easy decision,” Goins said. “I know Aaron. I know his morals, his character, his work ethic. This was a simple decision.”

  • Pack denied new trial

    Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton ruled last week on convicted murderer Phillip Pack’s request for new trial.

    And the news wasn’t good for Pack.

    In his order, Sexton repeatedly said the evidence in the case along with the law that applied to it supported the guilty verdict handed down by a jury last year. He also noted the arguments presented by Greg Isaacs, Pack’s new attorney, were “non-persuasive.”

  • Vigil highlights domestic violence

    Gretchen Eldridge was abused by an uncle from kindergarten age to middle school. She kept her terrible secret locked inside for 30 years.

    Robin Baird met a boy who became her first boyfriend. Within weeks he started hitting her. She blamed herself, and later married him. She got free only after he beat her badly one cold night on a dark country road, putting her in the hospital.

  • Soccer girls defeat Grace for fourth win

    Speed has quickly transformed Campbell County’s middle school girls’ soccer team into a winner.

    Lindsay Horton and Kassie Dopp scored 3 and 2 goals, respectively, Monday afternoon at LaFollette to lead the Campbell County girls to an impressive 7-1 victory over Grace Christian Academy.

    Campbell County is 4-1-1 this season after the 2010 team posted a .500 record in its first season of middle school competition.

    “We’re still learning,” Campbell County coach Bryan Horton said. 

  • Outmanned Blue Devils fall to Bobcats

    Oliver Springs proved Friday night to be another stumbling block for the Jellico High School football team.

    The Bobcats (2-1 district, 3-3 overall) set a season record for scoring with a 59-0 homecoming victory over the outmanned Blue Devils (0-2 district, 0-6).

    Jellico began the season with less than 20 players and had only 16 available for Friday’s game. 

    Oliver Springs led 53-0 at halftime.

    Senior running back Jordan Romero scampered for three touchdowns to get Oliver Springs off to a 26-0 start in the opening quarter.