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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June 12
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    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.