Today's News

  • Never forget 9-11
  • ‘Rough time’ reason for not stopping for deputy

    A sheriff’s deputy got into a pursuit with a reckless driving suspect.

    According to the Roane County Sheriff’s Office, Cody Allen Leach was booked into the Roane County Jail Tuesday night on charges of reckless driving, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and evading arrest.

    “I, Deputy Nathaniel Swymer, while on my way to work driving towards Kingston on Hwy. 58, a vehicle passed another illegally in the opposite direction of traffic,” the report said.

  • Kingston takes look at funding for nonprofits asking for donations

    The Kingston City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed an ordinance regulating donations to local organizations.

    The ordinance was passed to maintain compliance with recent changes in state regulations.

    All donations to nonprofit charitable and civic organizations are to be approved by the mayor and Kingston City Council through the annual budget approval process.

    The process specifies that qualifying agencies should be nonprofit charitable or civic organizations.

    Other qualifications include non-taxable status and year round services.

  • Opioid lawsuit gets a boost with appeal

    A State Appeals Court ruling was seen as a victory for Tennessee district attorney generals seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for the opioid crisis.

    “I was thrilled to hear this,” said Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson.

    Appeals Court Judge D. Michael Swiney ruled Opioid makers Endo Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals can be sued for their role in the abuse of their products.

  • “War on Women’s Reproductive Health” topic at Lunch with the League


    The speaker for “Lunch with the League” on Tuesday, September 17, will be Corinne Rovetti, a certified family nurse practitioner specializing in women’s reproductive health care in Knoxville. Her topic will be “War on Women’s Reproductive Health.”

  • Y-12 honored for sustainability

    Charlie Sexton, Y-12 National Security Complex energy manager, was recently named a Sustainability Champion by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sustainability Performance Office at the Department’s sustainability Awards Program in Denver, Co.

    The site also received an honorable mention for its partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office, known as NPO, and DOE to maximize sustainable recycling.

  • More than $18.5 million in life insurance benefits has been located for Tennesseans

    As part of Life Insurance Awareness Month in September, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance announces that unclaimed life insurance benefits totaling over $18.5 million have been located for Tennesseans thus far in 2019.

  • Building products manufacturer licenses ORNL technology for increased thermal insulation

    Quanex IG Systems, a business unit of Quanex Building Products, has signed a non-exclusive agreement to license a method to produce insulating material from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The low-cost material can be used as an additive to increase thermal insulation performance and improve energy efficiency when applied to a variety of building products.

  • TWRA to update fishing regs

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will be updating fishing regulations at its September meeting. The meeting is scheduled Sept. 19-20 in the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building in Nashville.

    Committee meetings start at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The regular TFWC meeting begins at 9 a.m. on Friday.

  • Kingston downs Rockwood, 6-1

    The Kingston Lady Jackets ended a long week on the pitch with a 6-1 win against county rival Rockwood Thursday night at South West Point’s soccer field.

    The Lady Tigers struck first with a goal by senior Adyson Goldberg early in the first half.

    Kingston answered with a pair of goals, one by sophomore Annabeth Layne and another by sophomore Bryn Gyolai with an assist by sophomore Madison Herrell. After that, it was all Kingston offensively.

    Gyolai scored twice more and freshman Karli Pettitt added two goals of her own.