Today's News

  • Sinister Point

    The Kingston Fire Department is gearing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year, and the event plans to be fun for all as Byrd Field is the site of this year’s haunted house, Sinister Point.

    “We rely heavily on fundraisers and Sinister Point is our biggest of the year,” Kingston Fire Department Capt. Lisa Crowley said. “We will use the proceeds to purchase additional equipment and items we need to make our job safer.”

  • Plant an oak in honor of a veteran

    Tennessee Environmental Council is offering up to five free oak seedlings for Tennesseans to plant on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

    This is the Council’s annual Tennessee Arbor Day/Veterans Day Event, honoring those who serve the nation.

    Those wishing to participate must pick up seedlings on Nov. 9 at a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation field office.

    The nearest office to Roane County is in Knoxville at 3711 Middlebrook Pike.

  • Time for adults to be good sports

    Recreational sports should be where youngsters hone their early sports skills and learn how to be gracious winners and losers.

    Sometimes, however, the adults need a little direction on how best to set an example to the children involved in recreation.

    Parks and recreation Director Allen Hickman recently told Harriman City Council he is working on developing a policy for parents, coaches and game officials to address how the adults treat and talk to each other.


    With Halloween just around the corner, the Rockwood home of John and Donna Flask at 210 N. Kingston Ave. is going all out to celebrate the event.

    Their yard is full of spiders, pumpkins, skulls and all kinds of creepy looking figures.

    Once night falls, their home even turns into a theater of sorts as a projection device displays even more Halloween-themed embellishments.

  • From the EDITOR’S Desk: Leniency in epidemic disgraceful

    Is there anybody in Tennessee who doesn’t know we are facing a prescription opioid epidemic?

    Our state is leading the nation in use of prescription opioids. Crime, especially theft fueled by addiction, is raging out of control.

    Several District Attorney Generals, including our Russell Johnson, have begun efforts to hold the pharmaceutical companies liable for shipping more prescription painkillers into our state than could possibly be justified for medical uses.

  • Facts key to battling breast cancer

    By Brenda Fleischmann

    Special to Roane County News

    My husband and I recently had the privilege of participating in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Chattanooga.

    I listened as my husband told the audience about how his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was 9 and how she died from the disease when he was 14.

    As a child, my husband didn’t understand what breast cancer was. Unfortunately, he did understand what it was like to lose his mother.

  • Park playground’s finishing touches
  • Flying high
  • ORNL official accused of possessing child porn

    A man who worked as the isotope production manager at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is accused of possessing child pornography.

    John W. Krueger, 369 Axton Drive, Knoxville, was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on Oct. 16 on one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. According to the indictment, Krueger “did knowingly possess material, in excess of 50 images, that includes a minor engaged in sexual activity.”