School dismissing early due to inclement weather

Bledsoe County Schools will be dismissing at noon Tuesday, December 10, as the National Weather Service predicts snowfall in the area this evening and hazardous road conditions. The Bledsoe County High School basketball games for this evening have also been cancelled.

Cagle re-elected Pikeville Mayor

Pikeville Mayor Philip “Winki” Cagle was re-elected to his position Saturday, December 7, receiving 219 votes to challenger JoAnn Britt’s 126 votes.  For City Aldermen, the top four vote-getters were incumbents Jane Humble, Dale Wheeler, and Senia Anderson followed by newcomer Jeania Lansing. Challenger Suzanne Schoolfield Sapp did not receive enough votes to be elected.…

Pikeville pushes through weather to welcome Christmas season

Although it snowed on Monday, December 2, the weather hadn’t quite gotten cold enough on Saturday, November 30, for an all-evening downpour to turn into snow in time for the annual Christmas parade and Holiday Farmers Market. Instead, rain jackets and umbrellas dotted the streets as visitors lined up to see welcome the Christmas season…

Vaping on the rise among students

Vaping and e-cigarette use by students is a rising concern for school administrators and the Bledsoe County Board of Education. Director of Schools Jennifer Terry said two students had been hospitalized this year for vaping-related illnesses. Terry added the Friday before Thanksgiving break, 14 Bledsoe County Middle School students were caught with the devices. For…

City Election is this Saturday

The City of Pikeville’s General Election is this Saturday, December 7. City residents and property owners will go to the polls to select a mayor and four aldermen. Voting takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Bledsoe County Courthouse. Early voting began on November 18 and ended on Monday, December 2, with…

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October
  • 03

    Chamber sponsors Fall Fest Scarecrow Contest

    All day
    Oct-03-18

    The Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce invites all Bledsoe County businesses to participate in the Fall Festival Scarecrow Contest. All entries need to be taken to the Pikeville Farmers Market by Wednesday, October 3 for judging. The winning business will be awarded with a Fall Festival trophy and the Chamber will feature the winner in The Bledsonian-Banner. Please include the business name and phone number on the back of your scarecrow entry. Call Jeania Lansing at (423) 883-1529 with any questions. Be sure to visit the festival the first weekend in October in downtown Pikeville. BS35

  • 03

    Monthly meeting for Senior Citizens Center

    All day
    Oct-03-18

    The Bledsoe County Senior Citizens Center is holding its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch by the members. This represents a permanent change from the second Wednesday of the month to the first Wednesday of the month, noted Center President Alvin B. Weston.BS40

  • 04

    Extension sign up announced

    All day
    Oct-04-18

    The University of Tennessee Extension Bledsoe County and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is having a TAEP FY2018-2019 Sign-Up Day on Thursday, October 4, at the UT Extension Bledsoe County office from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. UT Extension staff and TDA are going to be present to help producers fill out applications. They will be conducting Beef Quality Assurance Certification for those who need it. Please call or come by for more information. UT Extension Bledsoe County is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or call 423-447-2451. B40

  • 05

    Fall Festival Golf Tournament

    All day
    Oct-05-18

    The Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce invites you to compete in the second annual Fall Festival Golf Tournament being held Friday, October 5 at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Shotgun start is 8:00 a.m.  for this four-person scramble. You could win $10,000 for a hole in one, sponsored by Matt Massengille with Farm Bureau. Prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, and longest putt. There are two flights with first, second and third place awards given in each flight. Entry is $300 per team, and hole sponsors are $100 each. Mulligans can be purchased at the course. The day includes lunch at the golf course immediately following the round. For more information call Clifton Fowler at (813) 690-6888. B38-39S39-40

  • 06

    October 6 is Glow Run

    All day
    Oct-06-18

    The evening of Saturday, October 6 has been set aside for a Glow Run followed by a party and fireworks. Mark your calendar and plan to participate while supporting the Bledsoe County High School sports programs B37S38