Nursing home visitation halted after employee contracts COVID-19

July 22, 2021

Bledsoe County Nursing Home halted visitation Wednesday afternoon, July 21, after an employee tested positive at a doctor’s office, according to Administrator Daniel Brown.  Brown said the employee had not been in the facility for two days prior to testing positive, and the facility’s medical director made the decision to halt visitation temporarily. He added…

COVID-19: One new death reported, positive cases rising

July 21, 2021

One new death among a Bledsoe County resident attributed to COVID-19 was reported by the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) on Tuesday, July 20. Along with the new death, the number of active cases was 18 on Monday, the highest levels since late May.  Tennessee Department of Correction spokesman Robert Reburn said Bledsoe County Correctional…

Fairadise: 2021 fair is August 10-14

July 20, 2021

The 102nd Bledsoe County Fair will be held this August as normal after being scaled back in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s fair, which has the theme of “Fairadise,” is being held August 10-14. The annual Parker Holland Memorial Fun Horse Show is on Saturday, July 31. For more see the July…

Plans being made for Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department’s 75th anniversary event

July 20, 2021

The Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department is in the process of planning its 75th anniversary celebration in October. The department was officially founded in the spring of 1946, according to The Bledsonian-Banner archives. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the fire department located at 87 Municipal Drive.…

Tax free holiday in Tennessee

July 20, 2021

Three sales tax holidays are being held in Tennessee this year, with the first already underway through June 30, 2022. The traditional sales tax weekend for school supplies and clothing is Friday, July 30-August 1 and the last sales tax holiday on food, food ingredients and prepared food Friday, July 30-August 5. For more see…

Drive-Thru Give a Child a Chance Day

July 20, 2021

The annual Give a Child a Chance Day, which provides school supplies and other back to school services for students, will be held via drive-thru again this year at Bledsoe County Fairgrounds. The event is being held on Friday, July 30, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at 234 Allen P. Deakins Road. For more see the July 22…

Ellis leaving Director of Schools post

July 19, 2021

A little over a year after first taking over as Bledsoe County Director of Schools, James Ellis is stepping down from the top position, he told members of the Bledsoe County Board of Education on Monday, July 19 in a special called meeting.  His last day as Director will be August 31, according to a…

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