Senator Blackburn talks rural agenda in Bledsoe visit

United States Senator Marsha Blackburn [R-TN] made her first visit to Bledsoe County since taking office earlier this year, on Friday morning, August 23.  Sen. Blackburn stressed her focus on rural communities and legislative measures she has taken in the areas of rural broadband and rural healthcare in the meeting with local officials.  The local…

Man dies in hay baler accident

A Soddy-Daisy man was killed Wednesday, August 21, in a “tragic accident” involving a hay baler, according to Bledsoe County Sheriff Jimmy Morris. The accident occurred off of Wooden Loop Road, just before Rigsby Gap Road.  Christopher Alex Mason, 30, was having trouble with the twine mechanism on his baler when he somehow got “hung…

Campbell crowned Fairest of Fair

The Bledsoe County Fair’s 100th annual event has come and gone after a successful year celebrating their Centennial Jubilee. The fair was a successful event this year, with over 7,500 people estimated visiting the fairgrounds throughout the weeklong events. Taking home the Fairest of the Fair crown was MaKenle Campbell, daughter of Michael Campbell and…

Audrey’s E. Coli battle continues

What started with a trip to the Erlanger Bledsoe Emergency Room for nine-year-old Audrey Smith on July 27 quickly turned into a fight for her life after she was transferred to Erlanger Children’s Hospital and diagnosed with two different strains of E. coli. For more see the August 22 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Around 200 Animals rescued in cruelty case

UPDATE: Nearly 200 dogs and cats have been rescued in Bledsoe County by the Humane Society of the United States. Authorities were still on the scene Friday afternoon, August 16, working to complete the rescue efforts.  Due to the large number of animals, they are being transported to multiple facilities, according to Sgt. George Hodge…

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Events

< 2019 >
August
  • 01

    Pikeville kindergarten parent orientation

    All day
    Aug-01-19

    Kindergarten parent orientation at Pikeville Elementary is Thursday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. A parent or representative must attend if their child is enrolled in the program. Come meet the principal an teachers, hear about expectations and routines, student phase-in schedule, required forms, plus questions and answers. It is not necessary for students to attend. If you child did not pre-register in May, please register at the school they will be attending for Kindergarten on August 1 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.B30S31

  • 02

    Class of 1959 reunion to be planned

    All day
    Aug-02-19

    The Bledsoe County High School Class of 1959 is having a planning meeting on August 2 at 6:00 a.m. at the Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ for its upcoming reunion. Classmates are invited to come help make the plans.B30S31

  • 03

    AA to meet

    All day
    Aug-03-19

    The Pikeville Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at First Southern Baptist Church, 2827 Main Street, Pikeville for Big Book Study at 5:00 p.m. Mondays and 12 Steps & 12 Traditions book study at 5:00 p.m. Saturdays in the lower level of the church. Both are open AA meetings and all are welcome to attend.

  • 03

    Community get together planned

    All day
    Aug-03-19

    Come one, come all to the Pikeville Chapel AME Zion Church’s Community Get-Together on Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 a.m. Planned are hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks for free. Eat all you want for free. The church is located on East Valley Road in Pikeville. Turn east from Main Street at the Veterans Memorial onto East Valley Road and the church is on the right, just past the bridge. The congregation and Pastor Charles Billingsley welcomes everyone and looks forward to seeing you. B31

  • 06

    Democratic meeting canceled

    All day
    Aug-06-19

    Due to a conflict, the Bledsoe County Democratic Party’s August 6 meeting has been canceled. B31S32