Crack forms on SR30 East after heavy rainfall

Authorities responded to reports of a sinkhole on Highway 30 East near the Dunlap Stone rock quarry after cracks were discovered in the road. The road is open at the time after being shortly blocked for Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) inspection. Officials say TDOT will continue to monitor the cracks.

Ritchie signs to play baseball at Roane State

Robby Ritchie has signed on to play college baseball at Roane State in Harriman. Ritchie said he has been playing baseball since he was three years old and Roane State was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. For more see the February 21 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Heavy rainfall expected, flooding possible

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Morristown has issued a Flood Watch for Bledsoe County and the area could see up to 6 inches of rain this evening through Sunday, February 18. The Flood watch is in effect through Thursday morning, with NWS anticipating multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall tonight and again Wednesday evening,…

Pendergrass sues School Board

School Board Member Vince Pendergrass is suing the Bledsoe County Board of Education, alleging the Board lacked legal authority to censure him last September and violated his due process rights in the process, according to Bledsoe County Chancery Court documents filed on January 14. Board members Andy Billingsley, Vincent Boring, Stacy Farmer, Jacob Frady, Don Snow…

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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