Over half of county makes less than basic living costs

Bledsoe County has one of the highest percentages of working people earning less than the basic cost of living out of all of Tennessee’s counties, with households in the City of Pikeville faring even worse percentage-wise than the County as a whole. ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, which are households…

City gets $550k grant for new sewer plant

Pikeville and 65 other Tennessee communities were recently approved to receive a portion of $26.7 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The $525,000 grant will be used to construct a new wastewater treatment plant for the Pikeville sewer system, Pikeville Mayor Philip Cagle said. The…

Fred’s shutting down, Walgreens buys patient accounts

Fred’s Pharmacy in Pikeville officially closed its doors on October 16 and patient accounts were transferred to Walgreens in Dayton after the company bought out 185 stores across the south earlier this year. The retail portion of the store closed late this summer. For more, see the October 17 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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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.