Crash shuts down U.S. 127 for hours

A non-injury crash on U.S. Highway 127 near Bledsoe County High School left the road closed for over six hours on Wednesday evening, June 12. The drivers were both from out of town, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Sgt. Alan Bailey. A box truck struck the southbound side of a concrete bridge and required…

Chattanooga teen charged with DUI in accident

An 18-year-old Chattanooga man is facing several charges after a drunk driving accident on Hendon Road on Friday, June 7, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) report. For more, see the June 13 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

City officials leery of enforcing its political sign ordinance

City of Pikeville officials say one Mayoral candidate’s early campaigning has put them in a tough position on whether or not to enforce city ordinances about when campaign signs are legally allowed without it appearing as if they are attacking a political candidate. For more, see the June 13 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

TCA’s web of deceit spreads further

Sadruddin brothers admit lies to FBI Textile Corporation of America (TCA) knew they could never accomplish what they promised in regard to investment and jobs in Pikeville, according to new documents filed in the case in the United States District Court for Eastern Tennessee and documents related to separate civil lawsuits in Bledsoe County Chancery…

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Events

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June
  • 01

    Downtown events planned June 1

    All day
    Jun-01-19

    Rain or shine, the June 1 downtown Pikeville activities are happening. The Farmers Market is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Cruise-in is being held while the band True Grit entertains. Then from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Sullivan Band is going to be on stage performing. Mark your calendar and come enjoy the afternoon and evening in beautiful downtown Pikeville.

  • 08

    Giveaway to help Fire Department

    All day
    Jun-08-19

    A Windmill Quilt by Kudzu Cottage is to be given away on June 8 with the funds from the ticket sales going to the Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are available Monday through Saturday at Kudzu Cottage, across the street from the fire hall. B21S22

  • 10

    Nursing home, Erlanger boards to meet

    All day
    Jun-10-19

    The June 2019 Bledsoe County Nursing Home Board and Erlanger Advisory Board Meetings have been scheduled for Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is being held in the Chapel/Conference Room of the Nursing Home. B23

  • 12

    Library to hold summer reading

    All day
    Jun-12-19-Jul-24-19

    This Bledsoe County Public Library’s summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, kicks off on Thursday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the library with Joyce Carroll and Friends. To complete the program children must read or listen to at least 10 books during the summer. Sign up any time and avoid the dreaded “summer slump.” As a special incentive to getting started, Kathie Britt is doing a Story Hour each Wednesday beginning June 12 at 1:00 p.m. and continue through July 24.

    The library will close at noon on June 6, the day of the kickoff, and reopen around 3:00 p.m. for regular library business. A special party, to be announced later, is being planned for those children who complete the summer reading program. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 447-2817 or email cknightbcpl@bledsoe.net for more information.

  • 13

    Paws and Claws to meet

    All day
    Jun-13-19

    Everyone is invited to attend the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter meeting on June 13 at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative meeting room, 97 Resource Road in Dunlap. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. Come  meet them and help as they work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area. BT23S24