On Thursday, November 7, 2013, Commissioner John Schroer and other officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation will join the City of Kingston at the intersection of State Highway 70 and State Highway 58 to dedicate the widening of the intersection and the additions of turn lanes to relieve traffic congestion. This will be at 11:00 a.m.
At 11:20 a.m. at the William B. Ladd Park, 1470 N. Kentucky Street, they will dedicate the Ladd Greenway which will provide Kingston/Roane County with 2 miles of walking trails on the shore of Watts Bar Lake. This addition to our city was made possible by a $2,000,000 TDOT Enhancement Grant and the donation of land by local developer Matt Caldwell.
Announcement of Award Selection for AWE Early Literacy Computer Station The Tennessee Children's Cabinet through the Early Childhood Advisory Council and in partnership with the Tennessee State Library & Archives and the Tennessee Department of Human Services is pleased to announce that your library has been selected to receive an AWE Early Literacy Children's Computer Station. Congratulations! Thank you for your application and your important service in the community.
Qualified applicants are being sought by the City of Kingston, with a seven member council and a population of 6,000, for the position of city manager. More Info.
Kingston Parks and Recreation Christmas Decor Contest
Sassy Cuts - 903 East Race Str.
Can you believe that the Centers for Disease Control estimates 1 in 10 U. S. adults struggle with depression? Tennessee happens to be one of seven states with the highest percentage of depression. With those statistics, there is a great chance that you or someone on your team is dealing with depression. Your Employee Assistance Program is here to help. The attached October Newsletter discusses depression in greater detail and has helpful information about managing your workplace during the holiday season.
In Memoriam 11/16/74—4/28/12 D. W. Stout
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety
June 18th and 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $35.00 (includes text, exam and certificate) at the Kingston Community Center Last day to register: June 11th Contact: Bill White for more information. This class will give you the knowledge to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states.
City of Kingston Financial Statement and Supplementary Information for year ending June 30, 2011
Kingston Parks and Recreation Christmas Decor
Business : Coldwell Banker Jim Henry and Associates and Residence: The Thomas Family of Tyler Place
Kingston Police Department is joining forces with The Hands of Mercy again this year for the annual Thanksgiving food drive which provides food for families thru out Roane County. Non perishable items can be dropped off at any city office and churches where RED barrel are located.
In 2009 we fed 124 families, in 2010 we fed 347 families, this year our goal is to feed 500 or more families, without the help and support of the community we cannot reach this goal.
The RED barrels will be in place for collection until Friday, November 18th. The food will be giving out at the City Park Pavilion November, Tuesday 22nd starting around 10:00am.
Call The Hand of Mercy at 865-717-9885 Monday from 2:00-5:00 pm, Tuesday thru Friday 10:00am thru 1:00pm to see if you qualify for a Thanksgiving basket.
Congrats to Bet's Pets for winning our business Fall/Halloween Decor Contest. Three cheers for Hunter McClure for winning the residence category of the Fall/Halloween Decor Contest.
The Kingston City Police Department is proud to announce its “Open House Night” for the new Kingston Police Explorer’s Post #376 in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life division. Open House Night will be held on September 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Roane County Girl Scout Sign Ups: If you miss the sign ups, you can still join Girl Scouts! Call us at 1-800-474-1912 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, please visit our website at www.girlscoutcsa.org.”
Kingston Parks and Recreation hosted the second annual Camp Get Out July18-22nd. Camp Get Out focuses on the recreational resources we have in this area, while showing kids the fun they can have without TV/video games. This camp is for ages 8-10 years of age. The kids visited all the parks over 5 days. They visited the Fort, Foust Fitness, and the Community Center Pool as well. Camp Get Out Pictures
Public Notice to Residents Within
the City Limits of Kingston
City of Kingston Fire Department
This notice is to inform you Fire Department personnel will be flushing hydrants within the city limits of the City of Kingston beginning Monday, April 18, 2011 and continuing through Friday, May 13, 2011. We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause you and thank you for your cooperation. Fire Chief Willie Gordon
The City of Kingston will hold a Surplus Equipment Auction on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. at the Public Works Building, 1501 James Ferry Road, Kingston, Tennessee 37763.
The Kingston Police Department Reserve Officers collected enough food and donations to feed 400 families, their goal was 300. They are giving out boxes of food today November 23,2010, at the Kingston City Park. They would like to thank everyone for their hard work and donations!
Trick or Treat, Halloween in Kingston will be celebrated on Saturday, October 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Kingston Fire Department will host the East Tennessee Fire Chiefs meeting on October 20th at the City Park Pavilion at 6 p.m. Fire Chief Willie Gordon is expecting approximately 80 people to attend.
There will be a Hats Off for Holly celebration for Holly Miller, wife of Patrol Officer Bradley Miller, who has battled ovarian cancer for the past year and won! This event will take place at the Roane State Community College Expo Center at 9 a.m.
Classical Styles Salon Fundraiser: A fund raiser for the employees and customers of Classic Styles Salon has been set up. Please come out and help these victims as so many of them have no insurance and now no place to work. For some of them this was their only income. You may donate at Citizens National Bank at 202 North Kentucky Street in Kingston. Please make checks payable to Classic Styles. Some area churches and businesses have already donated to this cause
Kingston Country Fair: Fort Southwest Point, 1226 S. Kentucky Street, Saturday, October 2, 2010. 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM.
Call 376-1356 for more information. Morgan to Speak at
Kingston Public Library on Her Trip to India
Roane County native Joni Morgan will be the guest speaker Monday evening, September 20 at the Kingston Public Libraryâ€™s gathering of the Travelerâ€™s Club, a program to allow the community to learn more about the world around us. Morganâ€™s program will be on her month-long visit to India. The program is free to the public and will begin at 6 pm. For more information on this program and forthcoming events please call the Kingston Public Library at 376-9905.
Making a Difference
All of us can make a difference to someone by performing small acts of kindness. Often people fail to realize the impact a gentle touch, a kind word, or a listening ear can have. As a volunteer for Caris Healthcare, you can hold a hand, bake a cake, share a laugh, mow a yard, use a computer, feed a pet, listen to cherished memories, pat a shoulder, give a hug, sing a song, read a book, make crafts, write a note, cook a meal, call to talk, polish nails, fix hair, sweep a floor, repair a leak, or touch a heart. No experience is necessary to become a volunteer. Training is provided. The only requirement is a caring heart and a kind smile. It just takes a small amount of time to make a difference. Overwhelmingly, our volunteers report they receive blessings during this sacred time. For information on how you can make a difference by hospice volunteering, please contact email@example.com or call (865) 988-8034. www.carishealthcare.com
Department Supports the RC Blessing House
The Kingston Police Department is actively supporting the Roane County Blessing House. The Blessing House is a non-profit organization helping troubled, abused, and needy children in Roane County. We are providing much needed storage space for them at our Training Facility while they actively look for a permanent house. Sgt. Troy Wright is our point of contact between the Blessing House and the Police Department. They also have a page on Facebook that gives more details about the organization. Alisha Massengill is the point of contact and she can be reached at 865/399-5497.
Receives 1.44 Million in Grants for Projects
The city of Kingston has received word from the U.S. Rural Development Administration that it will receive a series of grants and low interest loans for various infrastructure projects which have been planned for several years. A letter of conditions will be presented to city officials on February 25 at City Hall.
Together with other projects Kingston expects to receive about $11,000,000 in grant funds this year. Click here to read the press release.
Free Medical Screenings
Related to Ash Spill
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), in conjunction with Vanderbilt University Medical Center toxicology experts, will be conducting free medical screenings this summer for Kingston/Roane County residents affected by the Kingston Fossil Plant fly ash spill. To learn more about the program please visit www.orau.org/kingstonproject.
Kingston Police Dept Announces National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 4, 2009, the Kingston Police Department is hosting the 2009 Second Annual National Night Out Against Crime. This event is an opportunity for our citizens to come together and share goals for a safe and healthy community. It also reinforces the partnership of citizens and police to combat crime.
We are inviting you to take an active part in making the Kingstonâ€™s National Night Out Against Crime a huge success by become a contributing sponsor either financially or through product donations. Donations will be used for door prizes and gifts. What a great opportunity to promote your products and business to the community. All donations will be greatly appreciated.
We now have a new URL for our webpage. Be sure to change your bookmarks from kingston-tn.org to http://www.mykingstontn.com/. While we are migrating servers, our council videos will be offline. Please be patient as we work on reposting them.
Council Videos Now Available
The City of Kingston is now making council meetings available as videos for download. Videos are located on the Agenda page and require Apple's Quicktime or a new version of Windows Media Player to play. The videos are typically 2-3 hours long and may take a little while to download.
Ferguson and Yager to Hold Constituent Meeting
State Representative Dennis Ferguson and State Senator Ken Yager will hold a listening conference for their constituents on Thursday, April 2nd from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Kingston Community Center, located at 201 Patton Ferry Road.
This meeting will be open to the public. All constituents are invited to attend.
Michael Dunn Center and Kingston - Shredding Day!
The City of Kingston and the Michael Dunn Center want to help you "Spring" into your annual cleaning by helping you shred all your sensitive, unwanted documents. Council members and Michael Dunn Associates will be on hand to accept documents. Shredding will be done May 9 at First Baptist Church. Click here for More >>>
Meeting for Black Powder and Outdoor Enthusiats
An exploratory meeting will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 6 p.m. at the Fort Southwest Point Visitorsâ€™ Center in Kingston, TN to determine whether there is enough general interest in forming a regional association. All related topics will be open for discussion. If not able to attend, please view the flyer. More >>>
Children's Program at Kingston Public Library
Kingston Public Library is happy to announce the on-going weekly Childrenâ€™s program will pick back up in January. Every Wednesday at 11:00am the Libraryâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Program director, Ms. Barbara will read to children and help them with crafts, play time, etc.
AARP Free Income Tax Assistance
AARP Tax-Aide is offering free income-tax assistance and preparation from 9 am - 1 pm every Tuesday at Kingston Community Center. No appointment is necessary, it is handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. AARP is one of the nation's largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service now available to taxpayers with low and middle income. Special attention is given to those age 60 and older. The last day will be Tuesday, April 14th.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
The Roane County United Way is once again preparing to offer free income tax preparation services. We will offer this service on Mondayâ€™s and Thursdays beginning Feb. 2nd. More >>>
US EPA Releases Report on Retention Pond Break
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has released a report on the TVA Retention Pond Break and it's impact on the water and surrounding area in Kingston. To read the report, download the report PDF. PDF >>>
Kingston Fire Department Receives Grant
Kingston Fire Department was awarded a TML Safety grant in the amount of $1500. They used the money to buy medical equipment. This award is for city departments to utilize or enhance safety in their community.
Kingston and Michael Dunn Center Team Up to Go Green
It seems like everyone is trying to be more environmentally conscious or "green". In an effort to reduce the amount of waste transferred our area land fills, Kingston is teaming up with Micheal Dunn Center to promote recycling. Micheal Dunn offers curb side recycling as well as on site shredding for home and businesses. Contact Melanie Harmon at 376-3416.
Kingston Department Heads Offering Training
As a service to our citizens, the City of Kingston Department Heads are available to speak on a variety of subjects including: Identity Theft, Fire Prevention, Neighborhood Watch, Drug Awareness, Home Security, History of Watts Bar, Fly Fishing, Recreational Trends, Water Safety, CPR, First Aid, and more. More >>>
Library Receives VEC Grant for Summer Reading
Kingston Public Library Director Steve Jacks announced Monday, December 15, that the library has received a $500 grant from Volunteer Energy Cooperative for the Libraryâ€™s 2009 Summer Reading Program. For more information, view the press release. More >>>
Kingston Public Works is Offering Free Mulch
The city is offering free mulch made from the city's brush pick up. No delivery is available.
The garage is located at 1501 James Ferry Rd. or you can call 376-2114 for details.
Buckle Up Every Trip, Every Time, This Thanksgiving
Kingston Police Department - 11/16/08 - 9:08 PM
The Thanksgiving holiday should be a joyous time for all families in America, but far too often the celebration turns to tragedy on the nationâ€™s highways.
â€śI urge everyone driving on our stateâ€™s roads this holiday period to drive carefully. Donâ€™t drive impaired and most importantly buckle up each and every trip, night or day.â€ť -- Jim Washam Kingston Police Chief.
more information, please visit www.nhtsa.gov. More >>>
December Egg Hunt with a Red and White Twist
Kingston Parks and Recreation would like to invite families to their annual Candy Cane Hunt, December 6th. Children ages four and under begin @12:00 p.m. and five to eight begin @ 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at Kingston City Park. Refreshments and pictures with Santa will be available.
State Rep Ferguson Announces Coats for the Cold
State Representative Dennis Ferguson announces his Coats for the Cold annual event to collect and distribute warm coats to the less fortunate in the 32nd District. Coats will be collected beginning now through Friday, November 21st ONLY, at Clean N Press Express (865-376-5330) in Midtown. Representative Ferguson believes the program is very important to the community and he is asking for your support to continue the effort. The coats will be distributed on Sunday, November 30th at Wal-mart in Rockwood beginning at 2 p.m.
Kingston Parks Recieves TRPA Award
Congratulations to Kingston Parks and Recreation and director Rick Ross for being the winner of the 4-Star Renovated Facility for Legion Field. This award is given by the State of Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association. This is the second state award recieved under Rick's management of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Christmas Parade Forms Now Available
Kingston Parks and Recreation
Continuing Kingston has now made forms available to register for the Kingston Christmas Parade. It will be held on Monday, December 1st. For more information, contact JoAnn Knies (376-9476), Tom McNeeley (376-5073), or Martin Cash (548-1520). The deadline for application is November 21st. This year's theme is "Merry Christmas". Click the link above for forms.
Spook'tacular to be at Southwest Point This Year
Kingston Parks and Recreation
Kingston Parks and Recreation would like to invite families to bring thier kids, ages 12 and under, to participate in its annual Spook'tacular. This year there will be games, trick or treat'ing, ghost stories, and a new carved jack-o'lantern contest. The even will be held at Fort Southwest Point on October 25th from 11:00 - 12:30. For more information, call 865-376-9476.
Library Change in Internet Policies
Kingston Public Library - 10/11/08 - 9:51 am
The Kingston Public Library Board has approved a change in its policy on Internet Access. Effective October 15 patrons will no longer be able to access MySpace, FaceBook, and related sites. For more information about this change, contact the Director at 865-376-99o5 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. More >>>
Fire Department Fundraiser
Kingston Fire Department - 9/25/08 - 5:44 pm
The Kingston Fire Department
needs at minimum of 150 recipes in order to publish a cookbook as a fund
raiser. Please send your favorite recipes to Ruth Fadnek
* Fax: 865/376-8798
* Bring them by the Fire Department at 125 W.
Cumberland Street, Kingston
Motorcycle Ride to support Fallen Officer Memorial
9/25/08 - 5:43 pm
On Saturday, September 27, 2008, the Roane County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 69 will host a motorcycle ride in support of the Fallen Officer Memorial. Details are:
* Sign up begins at 10 a.m. in the parking lot across from
* Ride is from 12 Noon from
the parking lot and ends at
approximately 2 p.m. at the Fort Southwest Point
Pavilion for a cookout
* Cost is $15 per bike and $5 per additional individual
Kingston Public Library Announces Change in Operating Hours
Kingston Public Library - 9/19/08 - 1:33 pm
Steve Jacks, Director of Library Services, has announced that effective October 1, 2008, the Kingston Public Library will be operating under a new schedule. The library will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday and Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; and 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. The change in hours is due to projected increases in heating and cooling costs. Mr. Jacks stated that the expanded hours on Monday and Thursday will give those patrons who normally cannot make it to the library during the week more opportunity to use the library. For more information about the change contact the Director at 865-376-9905.
Police Department expands Neighborhood Watch
Kingston Police Department - 9/16/08 - 3:05 pm
Since the August 5, 2008, National Night Out, the Kingston Police Department has expanded the Neighborhood Watch Program due to the interest of local citizens. More >>>
Roane Alliance Hires Videographer for Promotion
The Roane Alliance - 9/15/08 - 11:54 am
People may begin seeing a videographer around Roane County. The Roane Alliance hired Bob Hasentufel to shoot a video showcasing every aspect of Roane County â€“ the landscape, people, activities and the history. They plan to use this video for various marketing campaigns to show all that our county has to offer so they appreciate your cooperation and help in this endeavor.
Roane County's United Way announces kickoff of 2008 Campaign
Roane County United Way - 9/8/08 - 5:07pm
The Roane County United Way will be kicking off their 2008 Campaign on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at the Old Courthouse in Kingston from 11 to 1. The guest speaker will be Matt Hinkin from WATE-TV. For more information, click the link above to view the invitation.
Kingston Parks and Rec
announces Dog Show and Car Show for the Kingston Country Fair
Kingston Parks and Recreation - 9/8/08 - 5:04 pm
Parks and Rec has added a Car Show featuring the "Featured Model" as a Ford Mustang, and a Dog Show sponsored by the Humane Society of Roane County. For more information follow the link, or contact Debbie Russell at 865-376-9476.
Registration for Summer Reading Program Underway at Kingston Public Library
Kingston Public Library - 8/23/08 - 9:50 am
Registration for the 2008 Summer Reading program at the Kingston Public Library is underway. Children from the ages of 12 and under have now until June 25 to sign up for an exciting four weeks of reading, arts and crafts, and special guests. More >>>
Wanted - Information on Old Barns in Roane County
Kingston Parks and Recreation - 8/23/08 - 9:47 am
A Kingston studio artist is working together with the Library Foundation of Kingston to present the 2nd Annual Art Show. This show will benefit the Kingston Library Building Fund, but to make it possible, Kay List needs info on the locations of local barns. She is offering a reward. Call 742-1882. More >>>
Kingston Parks and Rec is looking for crafters for the annual Country Fair
Kingston Parks and Recreation - 7/29/08 - 6:00 pm
Kingston Parks and Recreation is hosting their annual Kingston Country Fair on October 4th and 5th at Southwest Point. There will be craft vendors, FCE competitions, 4-H shows and competition, a car show, music, children's activities, and much more. For more information, or to apply as a crafter, food vendor, or entertainer, click on the link above, or contact Debbie Russell at 865-376-9476. More >>>
Kingston Parks and Rec is hosting a Famers Market
Kingston Parks and Recreation - 7/15/08 - 10:00 am
Kingston Parks and Recreation is hosting a Famers Market at Fort Southwest Point on August 2nd from 8 am to 1 pm. Farmers and growers are wanted to come setup and sell at 7:30 am. Tables and spots are free. For more information, call 376-9476 or 376-3641.
Kingston Police Department Announces National Night Out
Kingston Police Department - 7/10/08 - 6:00 pm
The Kingston Police Department is holding a National Night Out against Crime on Tuesday, August 5th at Kingston City Park and the Gravel Pit area from 5-9pm. This is the event's 25th anniversary. The purpose of this event is to promote community policing, to organize neighborhood watches, and to promote police and community partnership. There will be activities for kids, free food and drinks (including Mayfield Ice Cream, hotdogs, and pizza), and 2 bands (Nowhere Fast and Roadhouse Doctors). More >>>
Guinness World Record Attempt at Largest Painted Human American Flag on July 4th
Kingston Parks and Recreation - 6/16/08 - 5:20 pm
Katmandew Face and Body Art will be attempting to paint the largest painted human American Flag on July 4th to try to break the Guinness World Record at the largest number of painted bodies. For more information, goto http://www.freewebs.com/katmandewgwr.
FREE Summer Library Programs
Kingston Public Library - 6/13/08 - 8:56 am
Lots of fun and entertainment
for Adults and Children is in the works at the Kingston Public Library this
summer. We hope you will join us for one, two, or all the events planned.
The Summer Program for children is OUTERSPACE and is scheduled every fun Wednesday starting at 1:00 pm beginning on June 25 and continuing on July 9, 16, and 19. Storyteller Elizabeth Rose; Magnificent Magician Ron Mayhew; and Dr. David Fields, Astronomer from Roane State Community College (RSCC) will be guest speakers. Kids, parents and Library personnel will travel to the RSCC Observatory on July 19 for night-time telescope viewing. Along with space food, awesome space crafts and games will provide fun for all. There is no charge for this program.
Every Wednesday at 11:00 we have a Children's Story hour for little ones to 5 years of age are welcome to enjoy Ms. Barbara's fun story reading and crafts.
For ages 11-17 this year's program is all about the Weather. This program begins at 1 p.m. on July 21 and continues through July 25. On the last day, there will be an opportunity to do a weather report and be recorded on video. Speakers from the University of Tennessee, WBIR Channel 10, and the National Weather Center will provide lots of information. Please call to sign up for this program.
We hope children of all ages have the opportunity this summer to learn, enjoy, and be amazed by everything the Kingston Public Library has to offer. Please join us.
Kingston recieves Certificate of Achievement for Gallaher Road Sewer Project
City Administration - 6/14/08 - 8:52 am
The City of Kingston received a Certificate of Achievement for its Gallaher Road Sewer Project from the East Tennessee Development District on June 5, 2008, at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, Tennessee. The annual dinner meeting of the Development District was attended by about 250 local city and county officials from the 16 county area. Kingston received one of only 16 awards presented at the meeting. Mayor Troy Beets, Councilwoman Teresa Ferguson, and City Manager Jim Pinkerton received the award on behalf of the city.
City Manager Jim Pinkerton, Councilwoman Teresa Ferguson, Mayor Troy Beets and ETDD Executive Director Terry Bobrowski
Dr. Bass Returns to Kingston
Kingston Public Library - 6/13/08 - 4:48pm
Bill Bass will be the special guest on the Watts Bar Belle June 28, 2008, from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by The Library Foundation of the
Kingston Public Library. Dr. Bass will share stories and a wealth of
information about forensics. Hors D'oeuvres will be served and music will
be provided by the River Sharks for a charge of $75 per person. This
money will benefit the Foundation's goal of expansion of the Library.
Please call Diana Cash, 865/376-9905 for information and/or tickets.
Librarian Graduates from Public Library Management Institute at APSU
Kingston Public Library - 6/9/2008 - 7:49pm
The City of Kingston announces a new Webpage - http://www.kingston-tn.org/
City Administration - 6/6/2008 - 1:00pm
The City of Kingston has launched a new webpage. Please update your bookmarks with the new URL. http://www.kingston-tn.org/
Energy Solutions and B-97.5 fm announced as Corporate Sponsors for July 4th
Kingston Parks and Recreation - 6/6/2008 - 1:00pm
Kingston Parks and Recreation would like to announce Energy Solutions and B-97.5 as Corporate Sponsors for the Smokin' the Water 2008 Independence Day event. Please show your support to these fine businesses.
Smokin' the Water Sponsor deadline extended to June 13
Kingston Parks and Recreation - 6/6/2008 - 1:00pm
The deadline for sponsors to apply and recieve all benefits of sponsorship has been extended until June 13th. For more information, contact Debbie Russell @ 865-376-9476
East Coast Drag Boat Association Coming July 4
Kingston Parks and Recreation - 6/6/2008 - 1:00pm
Kingston Parks and Recreation would like to announce that the East Coast Drag Boat Association will be holding drag boat races on July 4th from 12pm until 7pm.