Area News

Soccer pleads for own field

Two parents and a soccer player addressed the Bledsoe County Board of Education about the “need for a playing field specifically for soccer” and to approve a support group for the team at the Board’s regular meeting at Mary V. Wheeler Elementary on Monday, October 7. Soccer player Aylee Angel said she would love to…

Read More

Fuel Up to Play 60 grant for BCMS and Pikeville Elementary

Bledsoe County Middle and Pikeville Elementary schools have received a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant to revitalize cafeterias and paint walking track games, according to Bledsoe County Coordinated School Health Supervisor Michelle DeBord-Rains. For more see the October 10 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Read More

City puts water restrictions in place

The lack of rain for Pikeville is causing City officials to be cautious and ask residents to cut back on usage with a mandatory water restriction after the City had one of its driest Septembers on record.  The restriction applies to lawn and landscape watering and vehicle washing commercially and domestically, according to a notice…

Read More

Aiden’s Lego Wars WINS

For twelve-year-old Aiden Tabor, creativity comes naturally. He even hopes to put that creativity to good use in a career when he gets older. As of this summer, he has an early resume builder with his first place win at the Tennessee State Fair for his original Lego model. The Lego model Aiden built revolved…

Read More

Pikeville Fall Festival is here!

The 30th annual Pikeville-Bledsoe County Fall Festival comes to downtown Pikeville this weekend, Friday, October 4, and with the main festivities on Saturday, October 5. For more see the October 3 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.

Read More

Bundy and Leal plead guilty to Second Degree Murder

Two Bledsoe County men plead guilty to Second Degree Murder and were each sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday morning, September 30, according to the Bledsoe County Circuit Court. Marcelino Leal, 23, and Kieven Bundy, 31, both of Pikeville, plead guilty to the charges in the April 2018 murder of Thomas Rogers of…

Read More

Lawsuit claims excessive force by city and county officers

Bledsoe County, the City of Pikeville, Pikeville Police Officer Ricky Hodge and Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Chase Roberts are all the subject of a lawsuit by a local resident claiming excessive force by the two officers.  The lawsuit, filed on September 21 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, claims the…

Read More

Over 100 helped at fifth Dentistry from the Heart

The annual Dentistry from the Heart event by Dr. Fred Lee and Pikeville Family Dentistry helped over 106 patients at the fifth annual event last Friday, September 20. This year’s event saw the dentist office give out 36 fillings and 82 extractions as part of the annual free dental care event. For more see the…

Read More

It’s time to bring Chief Roaring Eagle home

Bledsoe County High School’s senior football players are prepared to lead their teammates to victory on Friday night, September 27 as they play Sequatchie County in Dunlap.Sequatchie County has maintained possession of the challenge trophy for the past six years. This challenge has been sponsored for over 25 years by First Farmers and Commercial Bank…

Read More

Studio session in progress

In the early 1970s, Chris Schultz had a hobby of recording music with his own 4-track analog recording studio in Maryville. After retiring from a career in stone imports and moving to Pikeville, Schultz is again working on his hobby in a big way with the creation of Schultz Recording Studios in the Sequatchie Valley…

Read More