Bledsoe still labeled a distressed county

Bledsoe County again received the designation of a “distressed” county in a new report by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Each year, ARC prepares an index of county economic status for every county in the United States. Economic status designations are identified through a composite measure of each county’s three-year average unemployment rate, per capita…

Face masks not required

Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley will not require citizens to wear masks despite Governor Bill Lee giving mayors around the state the authority to do so. Ridley said he believes the wearing of face masks is effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and is a responsible choice during the pandemic. He encourages everyone to…

From street life to country living: Town dogs given new home

For many years now, when you would travel along Main Street in Pikeville, you would see two stray dogs making their rounds. They have been known as the “Piggly Wiggly” dogs because they spent most of their time in the parking lot, begging for food from patrons. They now have a new home in the…

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Events

< 2019 >
August
  • 01

    Pikeville kindergarten parent orientation

    All day
    Aug-01-19

    Kindergarten parent orientation at Pikeville Elementary is Thursday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. A parent or representative must attend if their child is enrolled in the program. Come meet the principal an teachers, hear about expectations and routines, student phase-in schedule, required forms, plus questions and answers. It is not necessary for students to attend. If you child did not pre-register in May, please register at the school they will be attending for Kindergarten on August 1 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.B30S31

  • 02

    Class of 1959 reunion to be planned

    All day
    Aug-02-19

    The Bledsoe County High School Class of 1959 is having a planning meeting on August 2 at 6:00 a.m. at the Sequatchie Valley Church of Christ for its upcoming reunion. Classmates are invited to come help make the plans.B30S31

  • 03

    AA to meet

    All day
    Aug-03-19

    The Pikeville Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at First Southern Baptist Church, 2827 Main Street, Pikeville for Big Book Study at 5:00 p.m. Mondays and 12 Steps & 12 Traditions book study at 5:00 p.m. Saturdays in the lower level of the church. Both are open AA meetings and all are welcome to attend.

  • 03

    Community get together planned

    All day
    Aug-03-19

    Come one, come all to the Pikeville Chapel AME Zion Church’s Community Get-Together on Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 a.m. Planned are hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks for free. Eat all you want for free. The church is located on East Valley Road in Pikeville. Turn east from Main Street at the Veterans Memorial onto East Valley Road and the church is on the right, just past the bridge. The congregation and Pastor Charles Billingsley welcomes everyone and looks forward to seeing you. B31

  • 06

    Democratic meeting canceled

    All day
    Aug-06-19

    Due to a conflict, the Bledsoe County Democratic Party’s August 6 meeting has been canceled. B31S32