A record set in Kingston recently was not necessarily a good thing. According to City Manager David Boling, the city received a record 5-inches of rain on Nov. 7. It was one of the heaviest downfalls ever recorded in East Tennessee and the results put the city’s drainage systems to the test. Boling went on to say that a culvert and drainage system running under West Race Street between Patton Ferry and Oren Zirkle Roads were washed away and that the city had neither the manpower nor machinery required for a quick-fix. The city manager said that Ronnie Beard was contracted for the job and was able to send a large track hoe and operator to the site. The county road dept. also helped but at a cost that is regularly authorized without a special resolution. The Kingston City Council unanimously passed a motion to fund the drainage and road repairs.