Today's News

  • Correction

    Brice Woody caught a 48-pound catfish on Watts Bar Lake last month.

    A photo caption in the June 10 edition of the Roane County News incorrectly attributed the catch to his brother, Roane County Executive Ron Woody.

  • Kroger, Little Clinic hold free pre-diabetes assessments, tests

    Kroger Pharmacies and The Little Clinic will be offering free risk assessments and blood glucose screenings for pre-diabetes and diabetes now through June 22 with an appointment.

    Appointments can be made by calling any Kroger Pharmacy or The Little Clinic or visiting www.krogerhealth.com/diabetes-screenings-pharmacy.

    One out of three people have pre-diabetes, which is when blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

  • Correction

    A headline in a letter to the editor in the Friday, June 7, edition of the Roane County News incorrectly identified a pancake breakfast held by the Harriman Lions Club as being held by the Kingston Lions Club. We regret the error.

  • Event aims to wake up careless drivers

    By Richard Evans

    It’s safe to say Rick Julian has been a motorcycle enthusiast for decades.

    He is proudly a second generation Harley Davidson rider.

    “I’ve had two of my bikes 30-plus years and I’ve been riding since I was a boy. I’ve ridden a Harley since I was 14. It was dad’s and riding really means something to me,” he said.


    The road Kingston resident Carolyn Bush Roddy started down as a young athlete has been a long one. It has taken her throughout Tennessee, America and the world.

    Saturday night, it took her to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville as one of the Class of 2019 inductees.

    Seeing her Kingston Lady Jackets basketball jersey on display in the Hall of Fame along with a newspaper story from The Roane County News about her induction into the Hiwassee Hall of Fame along with some other exhibits, Roddy summed up her thoughts.

  • How will school vouchers impact Roane County?

    The school voucher bill passed by the Tennessee General Assembly came up during a Roane County Board of Education work session last month.

    “How is this going to affect us?” Chairwoman Nadine Jackson asked.

    “Right now it will not affect us,” Interim Director of Schools Gary Aytes responded. “If it expands, there’s a possibility in the future it would.”

  • Man flees deputies on foot

    A wanted man led Roane County Sheriff’s Office deputies across the road and over a barbwire fence in a foot chase that resulted in two arrests.

    According to Roane County Sheriff Office reports, on Thursday, June 6, Deputy Sartin was dispatched to Pilot at 1452 Lawnville Road, Kingston, in reference to a check for warrants for an Alex Marshall.

    Marshall was apparently seen driving a 1976 Chevy pick-up truck bearing a registration of 003-DMM which was parked at the pumps.

  • Kingston tax increase an option

    Kingston City Council has been presented with three choices for the 2019-2020 budget.

    Two options include no tax increase. Another option includes a 17-cent tax increase to fund various projects and departments.

    Council will decide which of the three choices to pass when the budget goes up for first reading and a vote at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

    The council was presented the three options by City Manager David Bolling in a workshop on Tuesday.

  • Seniors bowling big scores weekly


    May 31

    1st High Game - Beverly Zeilman, Judy Martin 444

    2nd High Game Connie Milhollon, Harold Zeilman 457

    3rd High Game - Diane Moore, Rick Alderfer 432

    High Scores Today - Rick Alderfer 205 game

    High Series for today - Beverly Zeilman, Judy Martin 1277

    High Series for May - Barbara Pickering, Harold Zeilman 1361

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 168, Rick Matthews 184

    Seniors bowl every Friday 1 PM at the Oak Ridge Bowling Center. All Seniors 50 and older are welcome.

  • Rockwood grad races in the clouds