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

< 2018 >
July
  • 01

    Ferguson reunion July 1

    All day
    Jul-01-18

    The 45th Ferguson Reunion is Sunday, July 1, at Fall Creek Falls shelter #5 at noon with lunch around 1:00 p.m. CST. Make plans now to attend, celebrate, and renew family ties. Bring a covered dish and photos of any item you would like to share with family and friends. B25S26

  • 01

    Openings still available in Bledsoe County Pre-K

    All day
    Jul-01-18-Jul-07-18

    There are still openings in Bledsoe County Pre-K for qualifying children who will be 4 by August 15, 2018.  For more information or to make an appointment to register your child call 447-7438.  (If no one answers, please leave a message and your call will be returned.) To register you will need your child’s birth certificate, social security number, physical shot record, proof of income, and proof of residency. You may still register without having all the documents; however, they will be required before school starts.

  • 02

    Summer Snack Pack at First Southern Baptist

    All day
    Jul-02-18

    This year, the summer meals program with the School System is only offered the month of June. First Southern Baptist Church is offering a 5-day meal program for children living in Bledsoe County from pre-K to fifth grade for the month of July to be picked up on Mondays – July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 – from noon until 5:00 p.m. If your child received snack packs during the school year, or you are interested in your child to receive a meal pack, the church will be passing these meals out at the church’s Family Ministry Center on the aforementioned days and times. Children must be living in the home in which you are picking them up for. Please contact the church office at 447-2849 for more information.

  • 05

    Monthly meeting for American Legion Post 66

    All day
    Jul-05-18

    American Legion Post 66 is holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans Hall on SR30 in Pikeville. All veterans are encouraged to attend.

  • 07

    Fund raising lunch at Luminary-Frostbite VFD

    All day
    Jul-07-18

    On Saturday, July 7, a fund-raiser lunch is being held at Luminary-Frostbite Volunteer Fire Department, located at 13002 Summer City Road in Spring City, from noon to 3 p.m. EDT. Lunch includes one meat, two vegetables, one side item, bread, dessert and a beverage. Proceeds support the department and community center activities. Everyone is invited.