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

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June
  • 01

    Downtown events planned June 1

    All day
    Jun-01-19

    Rain or shine, the June 1 downtown Pikeville activities are happening. The Farmers Market is from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., the Cruise-in is being held while the band True Grit entertains. Then from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Sullivan Band is going to be on stage performing. Mark your calendar and come enjoy the afternoon and evening in beautiful downtown Pikeville.

  • 08

    Giveaway to help Fire Department

    All day
    Jun-08-19

    A Windmill Quilt by Kudzu Cottage is to be given away on June 8 with the funds from the ticket sales going to the Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are available Monday through Saturday at Kudzu Cottage, across the street from the fire hall. B21S22

  • 12

    Library to hold summer reading

    All day
    Jun-12-19-Jul-24-19

    This Bledsoe County Public Library’s summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, kicks off on Thursday, June 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the library with Joyce Carroll and Friends. To complete the program children must read or listen to at least 10 books during the summer. Sign up any time and avoid the dreaded “summer slump.” As a special incentive to getting started, Kathie Britt is doing a Story Hour each Wednesday beginning June 12 at 1:00 p.m. and continue through July 24.

    The library will close at noon on June 6, the day of the kickoff, and reopen around 3:00 p.m. for regular library business. A special party, to be announced later, is being planned for those children who complete the summer reading program. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 447-2817 or email cknightbcpl@bledsoe.net for more information.