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

< 2020 >
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.