Today's News

  • Lady Jackets can’t keep up in opener

    The season didn’t get off to a good start for the Kingston Lady Jackets Tuesday night as they lost at home to Cumberland County, 77-50.

    The Lady Jets size and experience came into play early and it was a combo Kingston had trouble dealing with for the entire evening.

    In the early goings, Kingston was able to keep pace at it worked the ball inside to Amadea Pankey in the post.

    The scrappy senior post player floated out to beyond the perimeter to catch Cumberland County’s defense napping to sink a pair of three-point shots.

  • Harriman falls to Sweetwater
  • Lady Devils open with win in OT
  • Kingston grounds Jets

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets started the basketball season with an 84-78 win against the Cumberland County Jets Tuesday night at Roane County High School.

    “I thought we did a really good job offensively tonight,” Yellow Jacket Coach Colt Narramore said. “We’re really working to attack the paint.”

    The Jets struck first when Trevor Parsons sank a shot almost immediately after tipoff.

    On Kingston’s next trip down the court, sophomore Brady Luttrell sank an open three-pointer to give the Jackets the advantage, 3-2.

  • Dogwood Drive project faces scrutiny

    The Kingston City Council on Tuesday decided to delay voting on authorization to execute a contract with Tennessee Department of Transportation for the Dogwood Drive Expansion Project.

    The $1.7 million project to improve the road would require Kingston pay half the cost, or about $850,000.

    The city would have to take out a loan to finance the project.

    Councilwoman Stephanie Wright made a motion to table the vote until new members of the council were seated and had time to review the issue.

  • TBI shows the tools of their trade

    TBI held a media event at its Knoxville crime lab this fall.

    “Traditionally, TBI was founded to work those complicated crime scenes that the small agencies can’t work,” said Mike Lyttle, assistant director of forensic services for the TBI.

    “Homicides typically, usually in rural areas where they don’t have a large enough police force to deal with that.”

    TBI officials gave a tour of the crime lab and provided an up close look at some of the tools the agency uses to conduct investigations.

  • Rockwood Police promote Heidle to detective

    By Richard Evans

    Experience and training — that’s what Det. Randy Heidle brings to the table for the Rockwood Police Department.

    “I’ve always enjoyed investigations and I’m looking forward to working with the Chief and the other investigators here in the City of Rockwood. I’m really fortunate. It’s a great opportunity,” he said.

    Heidle was promoted to the position following the approval of the Rockwood City Council during their most recent meeting on Monday, Oct. 22.

  • Teen accused of aggravated robbery

    A teenager is accused in an alleged robbery.

    The female victim told police she was robbed of $20 and hit her with a weapon.

    Zachery Douglas Ray, 18, has been charged with especially aggravated robbery in the incident.

    According to a Roane County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim told police that she had spent the night with some friends in Knoxville.

  • United Way is accepting grant applications now

    The Roane County United Way is now accepting applications for grants.

    United Way encourages eligible non-profit organizations to review and consider applying for available grants through their Community Investment (CI) and/or Community Enhancement (CE) grant process..

    An organization must meet specific criteria to apply for the grants.

  • A View From Lick Skillet: Donald John - he has a problem, how bad is it?

    Gentle reader, hard as it may be to believe, it is still some two months until we reach the half way mark of the current administration of Donald John Trump. So, more than two years yet remain until that administration by law comes to an end. Considering the turmoil, chaos, and disgraceful happenings that have already occurred, can you imagine what lies in wait for us?

    Mayhap a benevolent Deity will provide relief to the Republic. One can only hope.