Nursing home has new COVID case, one recovery

January 20, 2021

Bledsoe County Nursing Home (BCNH) has reported its fifth COVID-19 case after announcing its first case on December 31, according to Infection Preventionist Vicki Sweatt Boynton with BCNH. Boynton said BCNH is happy to report one of the patients has recovered so far. For more see the January 21 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Sapp named Assistant DA

January 20, 2021

Pikeville native Cara Rains Sapp joins the 12th Judicial District Attorney General office as an Assistant District Attorney, announced District Attorney Mike Taylor. Taylor appointed Sapp to the position on January 1. “I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Cara Rains Sapp to the position of Assistant District Attorney General for the 12th…

Tracey Cagle appointed to serve as Bledsoe County Trustee

January 19, 2021

The Bledsoe County Commission re-appointed Tracey Cagle to serve as Bledsoe County Trustee until the 2022 election—after the winner of the November election declined to take the office late last year due to health concerns.  She was first appointed to the office by the commission last fall to serve as interim Trustee until the November…

House fire shuts down Cleveland Avenue, road reopened

January 15, 2021

A home fire on Friday morning, January 15, shut down Cleveland Avenue for several hours on the West side of the U.S. 127 bypass as emergency crews and the Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department worked to put out the flames. Early reports indicate the fire was started by a heater. For more, see and the…

Bledsoe County Schools on hybrid schedule January 19-22

January 13, 2021

Bledsoe County Schools are on a hybrid schedule for the week of January 19-22, Director of Schools James Ellis announced on Wednesday, January 13.  This comes after two weeks of virtual classes to begin the Spring Semester because of high numbers of active COVID-19 cases in the county. Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day…

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