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 >
August
  • 01

    New way to reserve at Falls

    All day
    Aug-01-18-Dec-31-18

    The Fall Creek Falls Community Center, located at 13692 Park Road, Pikeville, has a new reservation bookkeeper. For any questions or to reserve the building for your next event, contact Andrea Blankenship at 423-881-5154. If you already have made reservations for this year, please call to confirm. B31S32

  • 02

    Pikeville Elementary Kindergarten parent meeting

    All day
    Aug-02-18

    Pikeville Elementary is hosting a Kindergarten parent meeting on Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Parents of kindergarten students attending Pikeville Elementary are invited to come meet teachers: Cynde Perry, Christy Borgialli, Cassie Miller and Chrissy Brown; and Principal James Ellis. Hear about the phase in schedule for your child, new routines, paperwork, expectations, question and answer time. Your child does not have to attend. If you did not preregister your child in May 2018, please do so on registration day Wednesday, August 1 at the school from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. For more information call the school at 447-2457.BS31

  • 02

    Meeting planned for American Legion Post 66

    All day
    Aug-02-18

    American Legion Post 66 is meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Veterans Hall in Pikeville on Thursday, August 2. All members are urged to attend.BS31

  • 03

    Nine Mile Fire Co. has 127 Yard Sale spaces

    All day
    Aug-03-18-Aug-04-18

    The Nine Mile Fire Co. is renting spaces for the 127 Yard Sale for Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4. Spaces are $10 for an outside spot and $20 to be under the pavilion. Spaces are first come first served and open to anyone. If you would like to reserve a spot or have questions please call or text Shauna DeBord at 423-827-4418. Proceeds raised benefit the fire department.BS29

  • 04

    Cagle Cemetery decoration set for August 4

    All day
    Aug-04-18

    Decoration at Cagle Cemetery on Brockdell Mountain is Saturday, August 4. Donations can be made for upkeep of the cemetery on Saturday. If you are unable to attend, donations can be mailed to Keith Smith, 9898 Brockdell Road, Pikeville, TN 37367.BTS31