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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August 11 - August 17
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    Nursing home and hospital board meeting

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    The Bledsoe County Nursing Home/Hospital Advisory Board meeting has been scheduled for Monday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is held in the chapel/conference room of the Nursing Home. B31

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    Fairest of the Fair competition

    All day

    Applications are available at Pikeville City Hall, Citizens Tri-County Bank, and First Farmers and Commercial Bank for the Bledsoe County Fairest of the Fair Pageant. Competition for 9-year-old an up queens is August 13 at 7:00 p.m. in formal attire, and the 8-year-old and younger is on August 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Fair themed attire (no formal attire allowed). Awards will be awarded to 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, most photogenic, and congeniality. 1. Deadline for entering is Wednesday, August 7, at 6:00 p.m. at Bledsoe County Fairgrounds. Queen Interviews are August 10th for ages 14 and up at 2:00 p.m. The entry fee for all 0-15 year olds is $20, and the entry fee for ages 16-21 is free. B29S30

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