Outpouring of support at blood drive

A blood drive held in honor of nine-year-old Audrey Smith, who has been hospitalized for weeks due to a dangerous E. Coli infection, was so successful that another one is scheduled for next week.  The next Blood Assurance donation drive will be on Monday, August 26, from noon to 6:00 p.m. at First Southern Baptist…

Around 200 Animals rescued in cruelty case

UPDATE: Nearly 200 dogs and cats have been rescued in Bledsoe County by the Humane Society of the United States. Authorities were still on the scene Friday afternoon, August 16, working to complete the rescue efforts.  Due to the large number of animals, they are being transported to multiple facilities, according to Sgt. George Hodge…

Fair celebrates 100 years!

The Bledsoe County fairgrounds were buzzing with activity with the carnival being set up, exhibit entries being dropped off, and the Fair Board putting on their final touches in anticipation of the fair’s kick-off Monday afternoon, August 12. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Reel seeks transfer back to classroom

Bledsoe County Middle School Principal Melissa Reel requested a transfer back to her high school English position just before the school year began, effectively resigning her recently appointed position as principal. Reel was announced as the principal on July 25. For more see the August 15 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Commission approves 18-cent property tax increase

     The Bledsoe County Commission voted 8-4 in favor of raising property taxes 18-cents at a recessed meeting on Tuesday, August 6.      Commissioner Matt Colvard made the motion to accept the 18-cent tax increase, with an amendment that added back in money from previous 8-percent cuts in donations to charitable organizations such as Fire Departments and…

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Events

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July 14 - July 20
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    Kids' camps scheduled at First Southern Baptist Church

    All day
    Jul-15-19-Jul-29-19

    Hey kids, kindergarten through sixth grade, come to kids’ camps at First Southern Baptist Church, 2827 Main Street, Pikeville. Kids’ Day Camp is July  15 through 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day. The week of July 29 through August 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily Kids’ Sports Camp is being held. Come enjoy Bible study, crafts, sports and water activities plus breakfast and lunch are provided at both camps. There is a $20 materials fee per child per camp. For more information call (423) 447-2849. B28S29

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    Volleyball and basketball camp

    All day
    Jul-17-19-Jul-19-19

    On July 17-19, Bledsoe County High School’s volleyball team is hosting its annual fund raiser volleyball/basketball camp for girls second through eighth grade. Camp is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day at a cost of $175 for both camps. Campers receive a basketball, volleyball and daily lunch. Registration on July 17 begins at 7:00 a.m. If attending the basketball camp only, the cost is $100, and starts at 8:00 a.m. each day. Basketball campers can be picked up at 11:30 a.m. and will receive lunch and a basketball. If attending the volleyball camp only, the cost is $100 and campers can be dropped off at 11:30 a.m. with lunch provided along with a volleyball. If any questions please text or call Beverly Tarver at (423) 309-6414. B26S27

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    Business decorating contest

    All day
    Jul-18-19-Aug-01-19

    Bledsoe County businesses are asked to decorate their store fronts depicting what the Bledsoe County Agricultural Fair means to them. This is the Centennial Jubilee for the Fair, celebrating 100 years. Displays could be agricultural, carnival, craft or any fair related events, past or present. The winning business receives $50. Entries need to be in by July 18, but no longer than August 1. Winner will be announced August 17, the closing night of the Fair. For more information contact Vanda Wilhoit at (423) 298-7797. B29S30

    Donations needed for 127 Yard Sale

    All day
    Jul-18-19-Jul-30-19

    Bledsoe County Community Food Bank is needing donations for the 127 Yard Sale. Money obtained from the sold items goes back to the food bank for the purchase of food. Items can be brought by the food bank on Cumberland Avenue in Pikeville on Monday’s from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. You can also call 423-447-3325, leave a message and someone will get back with you as soon as possible to make arrangements to receive them. Donations must be at the food bank by July 30. All donations are appreciated. B29S30

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    Bayless family reunion

    All day
    Jul-20-19

    The Alexander and Carrie Bayless family reunion is Saturday, July 20 at Fall Creek Falls Community Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. Please bring a covered dish to share at noon. Plates, cups, cutlery and serving pieces are provided. Come join the family. BT26S27