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Today's Features

  • Oak Ridge Kennel Club is returning to Roane County for its annual all-breed show this weekend.

    The show will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 18-19 at Roane State Expo Center on the main campus of Roane State Community College.

    Admission and parking are free.

    “This will be a fun and exciting family affair,” promised Tina Williford, Oak Ridge Kennel Club vice president.

    “The general public is invited to join us as we enjoy our canines and strut our stuff in the ring for ribbons and applause.”

  • CONTACT Care Line’s Art of Active Listening training session will begin on Jan. 28 in the University of Tennessee’s Tyson House Student Foundation at 824 Melrose Place, Knoxville.

    Sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday through March 11. Cost is $50 for the general public, and $25 for students.

    Register online at www.contactcarelinetn.org/training/training-registration/.

  • A new campaign to educate voters about the judicial system, the importance of fair and impartial judicial elections and how to evaluate judicial candidates launches this week in Tennessee, one of eight states to participate in the “Informed Voters — Fair Judges” project sponsored by the National Association of Women Judges and the League of Women Voters.

    The project launches at noon today, Jan. 15, with a live webcast and videotaped presentation by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor.

  • State Sen. Ken Yager will be the guest speaker during the general meeting of the Roane County Tea Party on Jan. 16.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Kingston Community Center.

    Yager, a Kingston Republican, represents the 12th District in the Tennessee Senate.

    In addition to Roane County, his district includes Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Pickett and Scott counties.

    A former Roane County executive, Yager is presently in session with the Tennessee General Assembly.

  • Harriman’s Fraternal Order of Eagles 3429 helped make the holidays brighter for some area families.

    The group hosted a kids’ Christmas party in the Eagles family room for the children on their angel tree.

    Fifty-eight children from Roane County received Christmas presents from this tree.

    The organization also distributed 30 Christmas baskets to area families.

    Harriman Fraternal Order of Eagles is at 422 Old Hwy. 70, Midtown.

  • The Department of Environment and Conservation invites Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards.

    The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.

  • January's national average price for a gallon of gas are holding steady at around $3.30 per gallon, reports AAA.

    “Motorists should see pretty stable gas prices this month,” said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group.

    “Gas prices in the Southeast are slightly cheaper than they were this time in 2012, whereas the national average is the same as last year.”

    The agency predicts pump prices will likely hold stable for the remainder of the month as multiple factors place equal pressure on oil prices.

  • While Jack Frost nipped at noses during holiday preparations in Roane County, the Roane County News — with Bobby Davis and Deborah Alexander-Davis of Kingston — was on hiatus in a tropical paradise.

    “The photo is from our stop in Grand Cayman,” Deborah explained.

    The trio spent two weeks sailing the Caribbean, with visits to St. Thomas, St. Martin and Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, Cococay.

  • U.S. Air Force Airman David P. Coulter recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

    Son of Dorene Coulter of Loudon, he graduated in 2010 from Midway High School.

    Coulter completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • At 31, Jack Harvey’s body has taken more beatings than some people experience in a lifetime.

    With a boxer fracture to his hand, broken arm, broken leg, broken ribs, broken anchors in his spinal cord and several broken fingers all in his past, the Kingston man is used to dealing with pain.

    But nothing compared to the pain and the difficult recovery that came from the injuries he received when he took a fall at Windrock Park in 2011. He broke his left leg and ankle so severely that his foot was turned in the wrong direction.