Burks crowned Bledsoe County’s Fairest of the Fair

Many contestants competed in the 2018 Bledsoe County Fairest of the Fair Pageant held Saturday, August 4 at Bledsoe County High School. Crowned as the Fairest of the Fair Queen was Jacey Burks, daughter of Tim and Chris Burks. She will attend events during the 2018 Fair being held August 10 through 18. She will…

School begins with bus safety

An average of 1,500 students are transported by Bledsoe County School buses daily, with the system serving a vast 404 square miles within the county, according to Transportation Supervisor Brian Turner with the School System. For more, see the August 9, 2018 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Ridley, Roberson, Walker among local winners

Results of the August 2, 2018 Bledsoe County General Election and the Tennessee / United States primary are as follows. [R] denotes candidates on the Republican ticket, [D] denotes candidates on the Democratic ticket, and [I] denotes candidates on the Independent ticket. These results have not yet been certified. Watch the August 14 issue of…

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Events

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May
  • 01

    Bro. Meeks to lead revival at Vandever Baptist

    All day
    May-01-17

    Everyone is invited to revival at Vandever Baptist Church, 3714 Vandever Baptist Church, Crossville, starting May 1 at 6:30 p.m. with Evangelist Matthew Meeks. For more information, call Pastor Gary Hargis, 931-788-3541; Dexter Smith, 931-337-4454; Jackie Burgess, 931-788-5751; or Raymond Ball, 931-456-0781.BS17

  • 01

    Seniors can apply for scholarship

    All day
    May-01-17

    The Bledsoe County Republican Women’s Club urges all Bledsoe County High School seniors to apply for the $1000 scholarship being offered by the organization. Deadline is Monday, May 1. Please ask BCHS Guidance Counselor Cyndi  Johnson for more information and application. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA or an ACT score of 21. Scholarship will be awarded with $500 for the fall semester and $500 for the second semester. B17

  • 01

    Boater education class offered

    4:00 pm-7:00 pm
    May-01-17

    All boaters born after January 1, 1989 must successfully pass a Boater Education Course to operate a boat legally. A class is being offered at the Bledsoe County Agricultural Extension Office on May 1st from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. To take the course a student must purchase a $10 Type 600 Boating Safety Exam Permit from a licensed agent and bring it to the class.

    Boater Education study manuals can be picked up at the Bledsoe County Public Library or at the Bledsoe County Extension office. For more information contact Mark Patterson at 447-6629.B17

  • 04

    National Day of Prayer

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    May-04-17

    The 2017 National Day of Prayer is being observed on Thursday, May 4,  at noon, with a short prayer gathering in front of the Bledsoe County Courthouse in Pikeville. In 1954, the United States Congress established the National Day of Prayer as an annual event by a joint resolution, signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. This year’s local prayer service is being sponsored by the Bledsoe County Ministerial Association. There is no sermon, only prayers for our nation, state, community, homes, schools, churches, etc. Representatives from numerous different local congregations are leading the prayers. Everyone is invited to attend. Seating is limited, so you are welcome to bring a lawn chair. B17S18

  • 06

    Target shoot at Ersie’s old store on SR30

    All day
    May-06-17

    The Walden’s Ridge Community Emergency Response Team is hosting a target shoot on Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. at Ersie’s Store on SR30 on Walden’s Ridge. Shooters will use .22 rifles and pistols and shotguns.BS17