Bledsoe County’s child wellbeing ranks 77th in state

January 27, 2021

Bledsoe County ranks in the lowest quarter of Tennessee counties on child wellbeing, according to a report by the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY). Data from 38 categories analyzed by TCCY ranked Bledsoe 77th out of 95 Tennessee counties. The report notes the county’s biggest challenges include over a third of its children…

Nursing Home resident is latest COVID-19 death

January 27, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Health reported the first COVID-19 patient death for Bledsoe County Nursing Home (BCNH) last week. BCNH Infection Preventionist Vicki Sweatt Boynton confirmed one patient had passed while diagnosed with COVID-19. A total of five residents tested positive after the first case was discovered at the facility on December 31, but only…

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…

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