Area News

Fire department given supplies

Pikeville Volunteer Fire Department welcomed Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) and Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) officials to its department on Wednesday, October 7. TDCI Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Hodgen Mainda said the Department partnered with First Lady Maria Lee and her TN Serves initiative to give back to fire departments and…

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BCHS anglers going to Nationals

For the first time in the short program history, Bledsoe County High School will have a team of anglers competing in the national championship. One-hundred ten boats blasted off from Halcomb’s Landing on Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland on October 4 for the Mossy Oak Bassmaster High School Series Open Tournament. One of those boats included Bledsoe…

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Man falls to death from bluff at park

An individual was killed after falling at Fall Creek Falls State Park on Friday, October 9, according to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Communications Director Kim Schofinski. Schofinski said she could not disclose any additional information as of Monday evening, October 12, due to “privacy laws.” For more see the October 15 issue of…

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It’s Fall Y’all! Main Street Stage decorated

The Main Street Stage in downtown Pikeville is decorated for fall family photos. The Pikeville-Bledsoe County Chamber of Commerce set-up a fall-themed backdrop at the stage so anyone who wishes can come and take their own pictures there. The festive backdrop serves as the perfect setting for family and friends to take holiday photos. The…

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Low risk Halloween activities suggested by City officials

Halloween 2020 will likely look different for many people this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has changed so much of the way the world lives, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommending lower risk activities at home or from a distance. The City of Pikeville is following CDC guidelines in recommending…

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Early Voting begins next week

Early Voting for the November 3 Bledsoe County and State/Federal General Election begins October 14. The early voting period runs from October 14-29 and the deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27. Voting hours for October 14 are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; voting hours for October 15 and 16 are 1:00 p.m.…

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New way to serve neighbors in need

First Lady Maria Lee’s Tennessee Serves challenge has moved some service challenges online through the smartphone app “Purposity.” The first challenge focuses on meeting the needs of Tennessee students and families across the state, including Bledsoe County. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), 34 school districts and Family Resource Centers are on…

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Nursing home COVID guidelines relaxing

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) and Tennessee’s Unified Command Group announced new initiatives to improve the well-being and quality of life of Tennesseeans in long-term healthcare facilities (LTCF) such as the Bledsoe County Nursing Home (BCNH). BCNH Administrator Lois Johnstone said the facility is working on their plans to have visitation while following all…

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Weather or not.

by Patsy Angel     You’ve heard the old saying, everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. Lots of times we wish we could but, thankfully, that option is not open to us.     Around this time of the year as the long, hot days of summer start dwindling down,…

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The reign is over, Bledsoe takes control of challenge trophy

On Friday night, September 25, the Bledsoe County High School Warrior football team took possession of Chief Roaring Eagle. They kept the Sequatchie County Indians scoreless to be victorious 35-0 before a sold out crowd. For the past seven years Sequatchie has maintained its hold on the challenge trophy sponsored by First Farmers and Commercial…

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