Commission votes to keep current property tax rate

Bledsoe County taxpayers will not see a tax rate increase this year, after commissioners voted to leave the rate the same as the 2018-2019 budget year at the County Commission meeting on Monday, July 15. Commissioners Tim Campbell, Brent Griffith, Robert Reece, Tanya Roberson, Ronald Sapp, Junior Hankins, and Ruth Burton voted to keep the…

DA reviewing Pendergrass ouster case

District Attorney Mike Taylor said he is reviewing information related to the ouster proceedings of Board of Education Member Vince Pendergrass and will make a decision on whether to proceed in the next few days. For more see the July 11 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Fleeing federal suspect struck police cruiser, still on loose

A high speed chase by the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department led to damage to a police cruiser and a federal fugitive evading arrest. Timothy (Tim) Edward Barnes, 52, of Jasper, Georgia, fled police after crashing into the patrol car of Deputy Matt Brock during the incident on Wheeler Mountain. For more see the July 11…

Gov. Bill Lee makes first official visit to Pikeville

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee [R] made his first official visit to Pikeville since taking office earlier this year on Tuesday, July 9, speaking with citizens about his priorities as Governor and answering a few questions on the steps of the Bledsoe County Courthouse. Joining Gov. Lee were State Senator Paul Bailey [R-Sparta] and State Representative…

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Events

< 2019 >
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

  • 10

    Nursing home, Erlanger boards to meet

    All day
    Jun-10-19

    The June 2019 Bledsoe County Nursing Home Board and Erlanger Advisory Board Meetings have been scheduled for Monday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is being held in the Chapel/Conference Room of the Nursing Home. B23

  • 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.

  • 13

    Paws and Claws to meet

    All day
    Jun-13-19

    Everyone is invited to attend the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter meeting on June 13 at the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative meeting room, 97 Resource Road in Dunlap. The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. Come  meet them and help as they work to build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area. BT23S24