Bledsoe still labeled a distressed county

Bledsoe County again received the designation of a “distressed” county in a new report by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Each year, ARC prepares an index of county economic status for every county in the United States. Economic status designations are identified through a composite measure of each county’s three-year average unemployment rate, per capita…

Face masks not required

Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley will not require citizens to wear masks despite Governor Bill Lee giving mayors around the state the authority to do so. Ridley said he believes the wearing of face masks is effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and is a responsible choice during the pandemic. He encourages everyone to…

From street life to country living: Town dogs given new home

For many years now, when you would travel along Main Street in Pikeville, you would see two stray dogs making their rounds. They have been known as the “Piggly Wiggly” dogs because they spent most of their time in the parking lot, begging for food from patrons. They now have a new home in the…

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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