Strong to severe storms possible tonight, tomorrow

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Morristown is advising strong to severe thunderstorms are expected tonight, July 20, near or after 7:00 p.m. The strongest storms are expected to move into the area around midnight and Saturday morning. NWS forecasts storms are possible again throughout Saturday and into the evening. “Damaging winds, large hail, and…

Give a Child a Chance Day is next Thursday

Bledsoe County school age children have the opportunity to get free school supplies at the 12th annual Give a Child a Chance Day on Thursday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Bledsoe County High School. For more, see the July 19 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Mace, taser used on chase suspect

A high speed pursuit between a motorcyclist and Pikeville Police ended in the arrest of Ralph Dickey, 47, and Katherine Bruce, 33, both of Pikeville. They face multiple charges from evading arrest to drug possession. For more, see the July 19 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

Therrell resigns, Frady to lead 2018 BCHS football season

One month before the Bledsoe County High School (BCHS) Warriors football team kicks off their season, Head Coach Dennis Therrell submitted a brief, handwritten resignation letter to BCHS Principal Linda Pickett on Friday, July 13. In the resignation letter, Therrell thanked Principal Pickett for supporting him during his brief time as a teacher and coach,…

Concert planned on the back porch of historic Dr. James A. Ross House

  The Bledsoe County Historical and Genealogical Society is hosting Edgar (Eddy) Allen Lee’s annual concert – sharing his songs and stories on the back porch of the historic Dr. James A. Ross house, behind the Bledsoe County Courthouse in Pikeville on Saturday, July 28. The outdoor concert begins at 6:00 p.m. for this free…

BCHS Choir receives Grand Sweepstakes Award

The Bledsoe County High School Choir received high marks at a recent Six Flags Music Showcase in Georgia. For more, see the July 12 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

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Events

< 2018 >
June
  • 01

    SETHRA commodities distribution planned

    All day
    Jun-01-18

    The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency is distributing USDA commodities to eligible Bledsoe County residents on Friday, June 1, 2018, from noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Community Complex/Fairgrounds in Pikeville. You must have a card in order to receive commodities on this day. You can call the office at 447-2444 to make an appointment to get a card until Friday, May 25. All you have to provide is proof of income for all household members to get your commodity card. Eligibility will be based on total household income not in excess of the State-established maximum percentage of the poverty line for the appropriate household size, or category eligibility.B21S22

  • 02

    Location change for Gray benefit

    All day
    Jun-02-18

    A benefit breakfast for Cyrus Gray, accidentally burned when a fire exploded outside his home, will be Saturday, June 2nd, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. EST at Community Baptist Church Life Care Center. The Center is on Summer City Road, Pikeville, 37367. Cyrus has second and third degree burns on over 40 percent of his little body. He has undergone many surgeries and has a long road aheaad. All donations go to Cyrus and his family.BS20-21

  • 03

    Hamilton Decoration Day set

    All day
    Jun-03-18

    Decoration at Hamilton Cemetery is Sunday, June 3. A covered dish lunch is being served at noon. Cemetery donations can be mailed to Jamie Lee, 30009 Vandever Road, Tansi, TN 38572. B21S22

  • 07

    Reading and Rocking at the Bledsoe Library

    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Jun-07-18

         The Bledsoe County Public Library’s summer reading program “Libraries Rock” will kick-off Thursday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m. with Joyce Carroll and friends at the library. Sign up anytime. To complete the program you must read or listen to 10 books during the summer. As a special incentive, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville is giving free admission to those children up to age 18 who finish the reading program. The tickets are regularly $15.95 to $25.95 to visit the hall of fame and museum. End of summer road trip anyone? On Wednesday, July 25 the library will have a show featuring Kevin Kidd from Nashville and his musical dancing team for those who complete the program. The library will close at noon on June 7, the day of the kick-off, and re-open around 3:00 p.m. for regular library business. Call 447-2817 or email cknightbcpl@bledsoe.net for more information. BS21-22

  • 09

    DeBord Cemetery decoration set

    All day
    Jun-09-18

    DeBord Cemetery decoration is Saturday, June 9, at 10:00 am. Those who cannot attend can send checks to DeBord Cemetery, c/o Todd DeBord, 11145 Old CC Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. B23