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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December
  • 02

    Colors of Christmas and The Hands of Grace

    All day
    Dec-02-18

    Lee Station Church of God is presenting its annual Christmas concert on December 2 at 4:00 p.m. The Chancel Choir is presenting the Colors of Christmas and The Hands of Grace Drama Team, the nativity and dramas. The evening concludes with a visit from Santa and treat bags for all. Pastor Harris and congregation invite you to attend an evening of Christmas with them.BTS47-48

  • 04

    Public invited to Fair Association meeting

    All day
    Dec-04-18

    The Bledsoe County Fair Association invites you to its monthly meeting on December 4 at the Fairgrounds beginning at 5:30 p.m. They are seeking civic-minded individuals who are interested in the Fair Board and willing to share ideas for future events and endeavors. They will be serving light refreshments and hope to see you there to hear your ideas for the community.BS46-48

  • 06

    Legal Aid of East Tennessee rep in Pikeville

    All day
    Dec-06-18

    A representative with Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) is going to be conducting client intake interview sessions at the Bledsoe County Courthouse on Thursday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m. Legal Aid of East Tennessee is a free service for low income Tennesseans and senior Tennesseans with civil legal problems including consumer, housing, veterans benefits and government benefits issues such as food stamps, unemployment benefits, and TennCare. For more information, please call (423) 756-4013. LAET does not practice criminal law.BS46

  • 07

    Pictures with Santa at Nursing Home

    All day
    Dec-07-18

    Come have your pictures made with Santa Claus on December 7 from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. in the Bledsoe County Nursing Home dining room. Bring your own phone, camera, etc. and snap away. This is a special time for the residents as they get to see all the small children coming to visit Santa Claus. For questions please call Sharla Harris at (423) 447-5388. All donations are appreciated but not required. Any funds raised go to the residents’ activities fund.B48S49

  • 07

    SETHRA distributing commodities

    All day
    Dec-07-18

    The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency is distributing USDA commodities to eligible Bledsoe County residents on Friday, December 7, from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Complex at the fairgronds in Pikeville. You must have a card in order to receive commodities on this day. B48S49