August 22, 2014

Local News:

TN Government Targets Conservative Advocacy Groups -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bledsoe County Remains a 3-Star County -

Friday, August 15, 2014

Wrecked Vehicle Catches Fire -

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Activities For Bledsoe County Senior Center -

Friday, August 8, 2014

Bledsoe County Election Results -

Thursday, August 7, 2014

19 Charged With TennCare Fraud -

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Simulator Available For Teen Drivers -

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Donald Gaydon, 60 of Pikeville -

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Minor Injuries Reported From Wreck -

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Make A Donation, Receive A New Hat -

Saturday, August 2, 2014


Local News

TN Government Targets Conservative Advocacy Groups

Aug 21, 2014

TN Government Targets Conservative Advocacy Groups Attempts made to inspect records of political opponents Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Charitable Solicitations Division is attempting to reclassify political advocacy organizations as “charities” which would allow increased oversight into the operations of these organizations. It might also might be a pretext to obtain increased oversight and perhaps even for the basis to claim the authority to inspect the books of organizations critical of Governor Haslam and the state legislature. The Tennessee Charitable Solicitations Divisions issued a specific written demand in July that the Tennessee Firearms Association register as a “charity” even though the TFA…

Bledsoe County Remains a 3-Star County

Aug 15, 2014

ThreeStar Status Awarded to 85 Counties Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 10:00 am 93 out of 95 Counties Meet Audit Committee Requirement NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today announced 85 out of 95 counties have been awarded ThreeStar status. In addition, since the ThreeStar community development program began requiring eligible communities to create and maintain a County Audit Committee in January 2013, the number of counties with Audit Committees has increased substantially. As of March 2013, there were 32 audit committees around the state; as of July 2014, there are 93. “The ThreeStar program is a vital…

Wrecked Vehicle Catches Fire

Aug 12, 2014

    Last night, around 11 pm,  a call came over the radio that a vehicle went off the embankment at 127 south and Cabin Ln. Sheriff Department, Medics, Rescue Squad, and both Pikeville and Lusk Fire Departments responded. As 1208 arrived on scene he advised central that the car was on fire. Upon the arrival of the departments, no one was found along the road nor in the fields and the car was fully engulfed. The fire departments put out the fire and luckily no one was in the vehicle.


I Kin. 19:1-21   Elijah’s thrill of victory over the god, Baal was short-lived. Upon learning that Baal’s prophets had been slain by him, Jezebel sent word to him that within twenty-four hours he would also be dead. The prophet then fled to Beersheba in Judah. In a state of depression, he went a day’s journey farther and sat under a broom tree. There, he prayed that the Lord would take his life and place another person in his place as prophet.   Even God’s people sometimes become discouraged for various reasons. All may seem hopeless, but we should remember…

Blood Supplies Very Low

Blood Supplies Low, Holiday Weekend Approaching     Blood supply levels are still low across the country, including at Blood Assurance, the regional blood center. With the busy Labor Day weekend fast approaching, the blood supply levels need to be increased in order to handle any trauma situation that might occur.   In our area, there is always a need for O negative blood donors and platelet donors. Donors of all types are urged to come in. Supplies can be depleted at a rapid pace, especially when blood donations are down. Refrigerated red cells just last 42 days, but volunteer…

Paul’s Final Exhortation

                 Phil. 4:2-23   Paul gave final exhortations to various individuals as he began to end his letter. Some were named and others were only referred to generally. He urged unity and support for the workers of the church, “Whose names are in the Book of Life.”   The Book of Life is mentioned various times in the Scriptures as containing the names of God’s children. We must conduct ourselves in a manner to assure that our names are entered and do not become blotted from that Book.   Christians have great reason to be happy. They are in…


                 I Kin. 18:17-46   Ahab’s greeting to Elijah: “Is that you, O troubler of Israel?” Many of us today are like the king. As we suffer the consequences for our sins, we blame others for our pain. Elijah had the proper response stating that Ahab and his father’s house had brought on their troubles because of their forsaking the commandments of the Lord and following the Baals.   In order to show who the true God is, Elijah instructed Ahab to bring the children of Israel, the four hundred fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets…