Courthouse limiting business to two four-hour days

Public notice from Bledsoe County Mayor Gregg Ridley: Today, Governor Bill Lee announced Executive Order 23, which reads; all Tennessee Citizens are to shelter at home, unless their activity away from home is of an essential nature. Therefore, as your Elected Officials of Bledsoe County, we believe we should do everything in our power to…

Governor Lee orders Tennesseans to stay at home

Governor Bill Lee is ordering all Tennesseans to stay at home unless they are carrying out essential activities. The order went into effect immediately and remains in effect through April 14, Gov. Lee announced Thursday. “The month of April stands to be an extremely tough time for our state as we face the potential for…

Three BCCX inmates possibly exposed to COVID-19

Three inmates at Bledsoe County Correctional Complex may have been exposed to COVID-19 after coming in contact with a non-state employee, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). The inmates have been quarantined and are not exhibiting systems at this time, according to the agency. Measures have been taken to protect inmates and staff,…

Principal takes to social media

Dr. Myhan’s digital greetings feature a different theme each day such as crazy hair day, plenty of jokes, and important news for students in light of the serious health situation keeping students and educators home. “I just wanted to try to have some fun and keep a connection for the students in this time of…

Bolin arrested after pursuit

A 34-year-old Pikeville man was arrested after speeding away to avoid arrest on March 23, according to reports from the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department. His passenger jumped from vehicle For more see the April 2 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Board votes against approving Director of Schools contract

The Bledsoe County Board of Education will have to begin the search for a new Director of Schools if Board members who voted against approving a two-year renewal for Director Jennifer Terry do not come up with an alternative proposal before her contract expires on June 30. Board Members Jacob Frady, Carolyn Oakes, Bron Reece and…

State of Emergency declared for Pikeville and Bledsoe County

The City of Pikeville and Bledsoe County are now under a state of emergency after the first two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by the Tennessee Department of Health on Friday afternoon, March 27. County Mayor Gregg Ridley and City Mayor Philip Cagle announced the state of emergency on Friday shortly after the state confirmed…

School closure extended to April 24

Bledsoe County Schools will be closed until April 24 at the request of Governor Bill Lee. Director of Schools Jennifer Terry said the district will comply and leadership will meet on Monday to discuss plans moving forward. She added additional information will be sent out from the district in the coming days. For more, see…

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January
  • 18

    Clothes Closet open

    All day
    Jan-18-20

    On Saturday, January 18, Winesap Free Will Baptist Church will open its clothes closet from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The clothes closet will be open every fi rst and third Saturday of each month until further notice. Anyone needing clothes or who knows someone who does can come by at this time. The church will have nice clothes for work, play and dress of all sizes at no charge. The church is located on Lantana Road (Hwy. 101) at the Bledsoe-Cumberland county line. For information call Betty White at (423) 881-3032 or Verna Dyer at (931) 260-4582. B3

  • 21

    Free gentle yoga at Senior Center

    All day
    Jan-21-20

    Come enjoy a free gentle yoga class at the Bledsoe County Senior Center on Frazier Street in Pikeville. Susan Wolfson is the instructor for the classes being held each Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. beginning January 21. This is a chair exercise program for anyone whose physical activity is limited due to age, disability, recovery from substance abuse or any chronic conditions. The emphasis of the program is proper breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques. For more information contact JoAnn Britt at 447-6111.B3S4

  • 30

    New events at Fall Creek Falls

    All day
    Jan-30-20

    Fall Creek Falls State Park announces its new traditional arts event series called the Mountaineer Folk Art Project! The project incorporates the Mountaineer Folk Festival and Christmas on the Mountain, and features a series of traditional arts classes provided at low cost to the public with support and funding from the Friends of Fall Creek Falls State Park and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Inaugural year classes begin in February and focus on fiber arts; including Introductory Spinning, Basic Knitting, Wet Felting, and Needle Felting. Register online for classes at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/fall-creek-falls. Click the upcoming events tab and select the class that interests you. For more information, contact the Betty Dunn Nature Center at 423-881-5708.