Electrical ‘boom’ wakes up Pikeville residents

A loud boom in downtown Pikeville startled some residents awake on Friday, May 24, after a transformer fuse blew near Scotties Restaurant, according to Manager Mike Deakins of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative’s Pikeville office. Deakins said the fuse, made of porcelain, had a ‘disconnect’ and blew around 6:30 a.m. The equipment was older and could have been…

Bledsoe County to receive buses from VW Settlement

Bledsoe County Schools were selected to receive five new diesel school buses from the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today. Bledsoe was one of 39 entities to receive funds from the grant program, which totaled $8.8 million to support school bus replacement across the state. For…

BCHS recognized for traffic safety education

Bledsoe County High School was awarded the 2018-2019 Gold Traffic Safety Award for completing activities with the Reduce TN Crashes program, along with five other high schools in the state. For more see the May 23 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Board considers ouster of Pendergrass

School Board Member Vince Pendergrass allegedly recently violated sanctions imposed on him by the Bledsoe County Board of Education in September, forcing the Board to meet in a special called meeting next Tuesday, May 28, to possibly begin ouster proceedings. The Board will meet to determine if Pendergrass “is to be referred to the District…

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Events

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November 1
  • 01

    Pond management day planned

    All day
    Nov-01-18

    On Thursday, November 1, a Bledsoe and Sequatchie County Pond Management Field Day is being held at Perry Swafford’s Farm, near 6868 Lower East Valley Road, Pikeville (0.4 miles north of College Station Road. Aquatic Weed Management, Fish Sampling Demonstration and Stocking Rates, Pond Sealing Options, and Conservation Programs are the topics to be discussed. A meal is provided and door prizes are available at this free event. For directions or more information call the UT Extension Bledsoe County Office at (423) 447-2451. Let them know you are attending by calling (423) 447-2451. Commercial Pesticide Applicator points are available for those who attend. BT43S44

    Legal aid available

    All day
    Nov-01-18

    A representative with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) is going to be at the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Thursday, November 1 beginning at 11:00 a.m. If you have legal problems with housing/mortgage/foreclosure, consumer, health/benefits/food stamps, family, unemployment or senior, and qualify for free legal assistance, you can apply for help. Applicants must meet federal poverty and LAET priority guidelines. For more information, please call (423) 756-4013. LAET does not practice criminal law. B43S44