Today's News

  • FAIREST of the FAIRE
  • Moore, Gann not in wrong for supporting DOE waste facility

    Roane County Commissioners Stanley Moore and Ben Gann did nothing wrong by voting for a resolution supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Disposal Facility in Central Bear Creek Valley near Y-12, according to the District Attorney General.

    An Oak Ridge woman accused Moore and Gann of having a conflict of interest with regard to the vote.

  • Harriman to hold budget workshop, first reading of FY 19-20 budget

    By Richard Evans

    The Harriman City Council will have a workshop and special called meeting Tuesday for the discussion and possible approval of the first reading of the proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 budget.

    The workshop will begin at 5 p.m. and the special called meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

    Both meetings will be held in the city municipal complex at 609 Roane Street.

    A legal notice concerning the special called meeting was published in Friday’s edition of the Roane County News.

  • Fort Paws now open for furry friends

    Outdoor Kingston officially opened Fort Paws Dog Park across from 58 Landing Friday.

    Charles Elmore, former chair of the Outdoor Kingston group that raised funding for the park, welcomed a crowd of elected officials and local residents, many of whom brought their pets to the event.

    Vice Mayor Tara Stockton, also a member of Outdoor Kingston, thanked the city of Kingston for its help.

    “Every department in the city partnered with us,” she said.

  • Grillin’ and stealin?

    A man allegedly caught trying to steal a boat last week may have stolen a grill on the way to the boat.

    Eric Jonathan Watts reportedly claimed he was on a repo assignment, but the story didn’t prevent him from going to jail.

    According to a summary of the incident, Roane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jonathan Sartin was dispatched to a Blue Springs Boat Company storage facility on July 23 in reference to someone committing vandalism.

  • Twin K tells their side in concrete spill dispute with Roane pair

    The owner of Twin K Enterprises said Friday that the petitioner in a complaint against the state is the reason a concrete spill hasn’t been cleaned up.

    “We’ve tried to clean it up,” Kelley Krahn said.

    “We want to clean it up, but we cannot.”

  • Cold War Patriots to host town hall events

    Cold War Patriots, a community resource organization that is the nation’s strongest and most sustained voice advocating for worker benefits, will host free information events for Y-12, X-10/ORNL and K-25 workers on July 30 in Oak Ridge and on Aug. 1 in Kingston.

    The meetings are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Refreshments will be offered. Locations are:

    • Tuesday, July 30

    DoubleTree by Hilton Oak Ridge

    215 S. Illinois Ave.

    Oak Ridge

    • Thursday, Aug. 1

    Noah’s Event Center

  • State unemployment moves up slightly

    Unemployment across Tennessee remains near its historic low, despite a slight increase to 3.4 percent in June, according to the latest data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up 0.1 of a percentage point when comparing it to the previous month.

    Year-to-year, unemployment is 0.2 of a percentage point lower than the June 2018 rate.

  • Changes coming to Outer Limits

    One of Kingston’s iconic businesses will be going through a transition in the coming weeks.

    Outer Limits, a satellite TV and computer repair business located on Kentucky Street will be moving to the home office in Ten Mile of owners Kevin and Monica Pierce.

    “We’ll still be available to help our longtime customers,” said Monica Pierce.

    Outer Limits started in Harriman in 2001 installing outdoor antennas and satellite dishes. In 2006 the business started doing PC and TV repairs. In 2009, the business moved to Kingston.