Roane County is home to the nation’s leading research lab, the Oak Ridge National Lab. Forty-three miles of the Tennessee River is available for a boat load of fishing and water sports. We are nestled in the Tennessee Valley between the Great Smoky Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Plateau to the West. Today, Roane County offers a diverse population from around the nation due to our retirement and research community. Discover how the best of Tennessee all comes together in Roane County.
A Message From The County Executive
Roane Co. County Executive –Ron Woody
We distinguish ourselves from others with a combination of work, recreation, and livable environment. Natural beauty and recreation are part of the good life here in Roane County. You will find a convenient, affordable lifestyle in Roane County. Whether you’re visiting here for business, vacation, or have lived here for years, we welcome you and hope you find your visit a pleasant one. Today, Roane County offers the tranquil beauty of Watts Bar Lake, Community atmosphere and small town living.
Welcome to Roane County!
Capital For A Day
Knows as the “Capital for a Day” the Roane County Historic Courthouse is one of only seven remaining antebellum courthouses in the state and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On September 21, 1807, Kingston was Tennessee’s capital for one day when the Tennessee General Assembly met to fulfill a treaty obligation made with the Cherokee Indians.
Roane County Government takes pride in serving the incredible citizens of Roane County, Tennessee. The Courthouse is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us or stop by. We are always here for you, and it is our honor to serve you.
Hello, this is Ron Woody, Roane County Executive, with a Thursday morning February 25th update. Any data referenced today will be Wednesday, February 24th data.
As the vaccination continues to be given and warmer weather begins, Covid numbers across the Nation, State, and County continues to improve.
Currently, the State reports that vaccinations are available in Roane County at Baggett Pharmacy in Kingston, the Roane County Health Department, and the Roane County Wal-Mart in Rockwood.
We are optimistic that more pharmacies will come online as the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is approved. We are hopeful that Johnson and Johnson receives approval from the FDA tomorrow.
The National Chain Pharmacies have been giving shots in our Assisted Living Facilities and nursing homes over the past several months so, the general thought is their respective distribution systems are already established. So, we hope these pharmacies come online soon.
On another opportunist note is the general discussion on herd immunity, and that the Nation may need 70-90% of the population who have either contracted the virus or has been vaccinated.
Roane County has now had 10.56% of the population that has had the first vaccine, and 4.44% fully vaccinated.
Roane County has had almost 11% of the population that has tested positive and recovered.
The CDC has indicated that maybe another two (2) to three (3) times of the ones who tested positive may have had the virus but were never tested which could add another 20 to 30%. If these numbers are current and continue to improve, we are hopeful our numbers each week will continue to improve.
We all have Covid fatigue, but as we see the end of the race before us, we should not celebrate too soon.
Continue to practice social distancing, wearing your protective covering while in public, and practice healthy hygiene.
Our current active cases are another good number at 3% or 159.
Our recoveries are also another good number at 97% or 5,563.
Below is a table that shows Roane County and the surrounding counties’ percentage of their population who have received the vaccination.
County Population First Dose Population Both Doses Sevier 9.41% 4.27% Blount 12.73 6.92 Loudon 16.59 6.63 Roane 10.71 4.50 Morgan 12.53 5.87 Cumberland 15.85 8.99 Rhea 10.49 6.04 Meigs 15.61 7.39 McMinn 9.42 4.23 Knox 12.22 6.77 Anderson 12.43 5.12
Roane County deaths are at 95, and our last hospitalization was on February 24th.
Roane County is in Phase 1b and ages 65 and older.
Have a good and blessed day. Thank you for listening in.