Over half of county makes less than basic living costs

Bledsoe County has one of the highest percentages of working people earning less than the basic cost of living out of all of Tennessee’s counties, with households in the City of Pikeville faring even worse percentage-wise than the County as a whole. ALICE is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, which are households…

City gets $550k grant for new sewer plant

Pikeville and 65 other Tennessee communities were recently approved to receive a portion of $26.7 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The $525,000 grant will be used to construct a new wastewater treatment plant for the Pikeville sewer system, Pikeville Mayor Philip Cagle said. The…

Fred’s shutting down, Walgreens buys patient accounts

Fred’s Pharmacy in Pikeville officially closed its doors on October 16 and patient accounts were transferred to Walgreens in Dayton after the company bought out 185 stores across the south earlier this year. The retail portion of the store closed late this summer. For more, see the October 17 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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Events

< 2019 >
September
  • 07

    BBQ plates at Lusk VFD

    All day
    Sep-07-19

    Lusk Volunteer Fire Department is selling BBQ plates with fixings for $8.00 on September 7th from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Lusk Community Center. Proceeds go towards purchasing new equipment needed for the volunteer firemen. For more information or to make a donation contact Bobby Johnson 423/554-3934 or 486-4973, or Eric Rigsby 423/509-5922. B35S36

  • 08

    Reunion at Hale Cemetery

    All day
    Sep-08-19

    On September 8, a reunion is being held at Hale Cemetery, also known as Beaver Hill Cemetery, at 1:00 p.m. For information or to donate contact Lois Smith, 2086 Cove Hill Road, Pikeville, TN 37367 or mail to Hale Cemetery Fund, c/o First Farmers and Commercial Bank, PO Box 488, Pikeville, TN 37367. B35BS36

  • 13

    Paws and Claws animal shelter meeting

    All day
    Sep-13-19

    Paws and Claws Animal Shelter monthly meeting will be Thursday Sept 13th at the Bledsoe Telephone Co-op Meeting Room. The meeting room is located on Cumberland Ave in Pikeville. Our meetings start at 6:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Please come by, meet us and maybe help us build an animal shelter for the Sequatchie Valley area.

  • 21

    Class of 1989 planning reunion

    All day
    Sep-21-19

    The Bledsoe County High School Class of 1989 is planning its 30 year class reunion. The reunion is being held on Saturday, September 21, at the Pikeville Municipal Building. It will start at 5:00 p.m. with the City of Pikeville Fire Department catering the dinner. The cost per person is $20. The deadline for reservations is September 1. Mail your check to Conda Oestreich Hysell, 7179 New Harmony Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. Make checks out to BCHS Class of 1989. BT34S35

  • 21

    Pendergrass family reunion

    All day
    Sep-21-19

    The Pendergrass family reunion is being held at the home of Greg and Brenda Anderson on Saturday, September 21. Please bring a covered dish and join them for the meal beginning at noon. Drinks and paper products will be provided.BT38