Bledsoe still labeled a distressed county

Bledsoe County again received the designation of a “distressed” county in a new report by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Each year, ARC prepares an index of county economic status for every county in the United States. Economic status designations are identified through a composite measure of each county’s three-year average unemployment rate, per capita…

Face masks not required

Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley will not require citizens to wear masks despite Governor Bill Lee giving mayors around the state the authority to do so. Ridley said he believes the wearing of face masks is effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and is a responsible choice during the pandemic. He encourages everyone to…

From street life to country living: Town dogs given new home

For many years now, when you would travel along Main Street in Pikeville, you would see two stray dogs making their rounds. They have been known as the “Piggly Wiggly” dogs because they spent most of their time in the parking lot, begging for food from patrons. They now have a new home in the…

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Events

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August
  • 02

    Youth selling BBQ plates

    All day
    Aug-02-17

    The youth of Wheeler Addition Church of God will be selling plates of BBQ chicken, baked beans, potato salad and roll for $7 each on Wednesday, August 2. For delivery, call Diana at (423) 304-2282, the church at 447-2075 or Lizzie at 447-2551. Pastor Lebron Hurd invites everyone. B30S31

  • 08

    "Parents only" meeting at BCHS

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Aug-08-17

    A very important “parents only” information session will be held Tuesday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Bledsoe County High School auditorium to discuss internet safety. Brandon Smith, Tennessee School Safety Specialist, will be speaking. Any children in attendance will have supervised activities in the gym. For more information, contact Barbara Young, Bledsoe County School Technology Director, at 447-2914. B31S32

  • 12

    Paws and Claws donations accepted

    All day
    Aug-12-17

    Paws and Claws Animal Shelter (501c3 non-profit) is now accepting donations of good items to sell at the annual 127 Yard Sale. No clothes or shoes. Call the organization at (423) 447-7297 and leave a message, someone will contact you as soon as possible. All proceeds from donations go toward buying property and building an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area. Please call and help them meet their goal. BT27S28

  • 12

    Farmer's Market is Saturday

    All day
    Aug-12-17

    On Saturday, August 12, the Farmers Market in downtown Pikeville has a variety of items for sale including produce to pack in school lunches, fresh peaches, apples, honey, flowers, eggs, herbs and handmade crafts. All items and produce are handmade or homegrown by Bledsoe County residents. B32

  • 15

    Open house/back to school dance at BCMS

    All day
    Aug-15-17

    Bledsoe County Middle School is holding its third annual Open House on August 15. Students have a Back-to-School Dance happening from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the gym. The night for parents begins in the school auditorium at 6:00 p.m. with an informational meeting with Principal  Chris Cagle. Parents then have the opportunity to follow their child’s daily schedule, visiting the classrooms and meeting their child’s teachers. Door prizes are going to be given away during the night.