Month: September 2016

Roane County – County Executive’s Newsletter to the County Commission May 2016

Be on the Look Out For the Aquatic Weeds By Ron Woody, County Executive “In August of 2015 for the first time in decades the Watts Bar Reservoir began experiencing aquatic weed infestations. Three (3) invasive aquatic plants began to take over various shallow coves around the city of Kingston and south on the Tennessee …

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Sam Venable: No easy answers in ‘a grass war’

When it comes to “grass,” most people have definite — not to mention polar-opposite — opinions. Some love it dearly; some hate it passionately. Some wish it eradicated; some wish it expanded. Marijuana? Oh, heavens no. I’m talking “grass” as in milfoil, coontail, hydrilla, naiads, duck weed and other species of aquatic vegetation that have …

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Photo Contest Winners

Thanks so much to all to entered the contest! Gene Van Horn’s photo of the Heron in the mist won 1st place Pat Rothenburg’s photo of children at the lake won 2nd place Janice Laughrey’s photo of a deer in the lake won 3rd place Congratulations to the winners!