Music tourism marker honors Pikeville-born gospel publisher

A new Tennessee Music Pathways sign in downtown Pikeville directs travelers following the statewide trail through the area and leaves a little bit of Bledsoe’s own musical history with visitors. The sign, located on the sidewalk in front of the Main Street Stage, honors Pikeville born gospel music publisher and hymnodist Robert Emmett (R.E.) Winsett.…

City hears proposals for North Main Street

The City of Pikeville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a resolution for the Main Street Corridor Plan at a meeting Monday night, September 9. The plan does not put anything in motion or make proposals binding, but allows the City to submit the plans along with grant applications in the future. Representatives from the…

FBI fugitive spotted in Bledsoe, captured in Rhea County

A fugitive wanted on charges by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) evaded local and federal agents before eventually being caught in Rhea County on Friday, September 6, according to Bledsoe County Sgt. George Hodge.  Timothy (Tim) Edward Barnes, 52, of Jasper, Georgia, was spotted near 3-Way Market by federal agents before leading them on…

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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