Today's News

  • Senior bowlers putting up big numbers


    July 27

    1st High Game - Maryann Lehrman, Harold Zeilman 440.

    2nd High Game - Connie Milhollon, Larry Blankenship 455.

    3rd High Game - Connie Milhollon, Larry Blankenship 425.

    High Scores today - Connie Milhollon 214 game, 584 Series.

    High Series for today - Connie Milhollon, Larry Blankenship 1277.

    High Series July - Connie Milhollon, Larry Blankenship 1277.

    High Averages - Connie Milhollon 167, Rick Matthews 188.

  • But wait... here’s some more!
  • Fishing rodeo may take place in September

    Dennis Ferguson has yet to set a date for his annual fishing rodeo, but he said Monday he’s eyeing sometime in September.

    “I’ve got to look at the football games, see what coincides with that and then we’ll go from there,” he said.

    Last year’s event was moved from the summer to the first of fall because of concerns about the heat.

    Ferguson said concerns about hot weather also prompted him to hold this year’s rodeo in September.

  • Pedestrian struck in Kingston

    A pedestrian was injured in a crash on July 23 in Kingston.

    Kingston police said a vehicle driven by Julia Olmstead of 900 Hill St., Kingston, was eastbound on Spring Street when she turned northbound on to Kentucky Street and "felt something hit her vehicle.”

    Olmstead looked into her rearview mirror and saw a woman later identified as Carolyn Kerns of 407 Fourth St., Kingston, laying on the ground.

    Kingston police, fire and county EMS crews were dispatched to the scene.

  • Scammer said he was doing Bill Gates’ work

    A 65-year-old Rockwood woman reported being scammed out of $750 last month.

    Her alleged scammer reportedly invoked the name of Microsoft Founder Bill Gates to swindle her out of the money.

    “I spoke with Elizabeth Raulston, who told me that a man identifying his self as Charlie Monger scammed her out of $750 on Tuesday, July 16, 2018,” Rockwood Police Officer Jared Hall wrote in the report.

    “She told me that she was contacted through Facebook messenger and told Bill Gates was giving away money.”

  • Harriman, police chief sued

    The man allegedly assaulted by Harriman Police Chief Kenneth Humphrey in Oak Ridge this summer is seeking $1.5 million in damages.

    Knoxville attorney Michael S. Shipwash filed a lawsuit in federal court on July 26 on behalf of Joshua Bridges, the alleged victim.

    “Because of the brutal assault at the hands of Chief Humphrey, Mr. Bridges suffered physical and emotional injuries, including but not limited to: neck injury, shoulder injury, and anxiety over being retaliated against by the Harriman Police Department,” the lawsuit said.

  • Early voting down

    Early voting was down for Thursday’s election. According to figures from the Tennessee Secretary of State, 7,022 people voted during the 14-day early voting period that ended on July 28.

    That was down nearly 4 percent compared to the 2014 election when 7,313 people voted early.

    “I don’t know if people might not have had their mind made up or whether it’s going to be a light turnout,” Roane County Administrator of Elections Charles Holiway said.

  • MUDDY good time
  • Harriman parks get boost from state

    Harriman will have a splashing good time thanks to a Local Parks and Recreation Grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

    The $412,500 grant will go toward a splash pad next to the Harriman Community Center and other upgrades at area parks. The 50 percent grant will be matched by the city.

    “This project here is going to add a new amenity to the community I believe the children will be very excited about,” said City Manager Kevin Helms.

  • New look for hunting/fishing license

    TWRA Report

    for The Roane County News

    A new design featuring waterfowl and a retriever is now one of the choices available on a hard-copy hunting and fishing license from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

    Beginning in 2017 when purchasing their licenses, sportsmen had the opportunity to purchase a hard-copy collector’s item. The new addition is created from a painting by Tennessee artist Phillip Crowe, who has dedicated his time and art to organizations who care about wildlife.