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City increases property tax rate

City of Pikeville officials gave the green light to increase the City’s property tax rate by about 25¢ per $100 of assessed value in an effort to fund paving main city streets. Mayor Philip Cagle previously stated the increase would bring in about $100,000 to use for paving. During a public hearing Monday evening, August…

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Fire department reaching new heights

Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) has made history once again, this time by adding an aerial truck to its fleet. The aerial is the first to be placed into service in Bledsoe County history. Joining the aerial purchase was a special operations unit that will be used to supplement the tower during operations and several…

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Walker, Campbell retain posts – Election Results

Bledsoe County voters chose to re-elect Michael Walker [R] as Circuit Court Clerk and Tim Campbell as District 2A County Commissioner by a three vote margin. These two races were the only locally contested races on the General Election ballot. All other offices were determined in the primary earlier this year. Winners indicated in bold…

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