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Mobile Clinic Providing Healthcare In Byrdstown Saturday

The RAM Mobile Medical Clinic will provide free medical, dental, and vision services at Pickett County K-8 in Byrdstown Saturday and Sunday. Remote Area Medical Senior Clinic Coordinator Audra Fitzgerald said services will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Fitzgerald said the clinic will open its doors at 6:00am Saturday. “So in our dental area we offer ... Read More »

Byrdstown Welcomes 2-Day Fishing Event This Weekend

The Dale Hollow Spring Bass Classic takes over Byrdstown this weekend, delicious bait to hook visitors. Byrdstown Mayor Sam Gibson said the lake is the most important tourism asset in town. Gibson said this weekend’s tournament along with the recent Major League Fishing tournament event showcase the area. “We want heads in beds,” Gibson said. “We want people to come ... Read More »

Twin Lakes Hold Grand Opening For New Byrdstown Facility

Twin Lakes celebrating the grand opening of its new Byrdstown facility. Mayor Sam Gibson called it a great day for Byrdstown and a great day for Twin Lakes. He said the people of Byrdstown have appreciated Twin Lakes’ service for years and are excited to see them moving into an improved facility. “It’ll just make the people appreciate more what ... Read More »

Byrdstown To Begin Blasting As Part Of Settling Basin Project

Byrdstown preparing to start a blasting project as part of a larger plan to create a $3.8 million settling basin for the city. Water Plant Superintendent Buster Harmon told Aldermen during their Monday meeting that the blasting is the next step as the city works to improve its wastewater system. Harmon said the crew handling the work has completed the ... Read More »

Byrdstown Considering Pump Station Upgrades

Byrdstown Aldermen discussed upgrades for a local pump station Monday night to prepare for the construction of a new RV park and housing options. Mayor Sam Gibson said both projects will rely on the same sewer line, which feeds into a pump station near the city’s Dairy Queen. He said the station will need to be expanded and upgraded before ... Read More »

Byrdstown Mayor Wants To Honor State Champions

Byrdstown Mayor Sam Gibson said he wants to put up signs to celebrate the Pickett County Girls High School Basketball Championship. Gibson said he would like to work with the county and a local tourism group to get the signs in place. He said he does not care whether the sign is in the county or the city, as long ... Read More »

Byrdstown Water Meters To Be Installed By Weekend

After a miscalculation, Byrdstown is set to have all new water meters installed by the weekend. Byrdstown Mayor Sam Gibson said after ordering some 3,000 meters, the city realized they needed another 200 more. He said waiting on the additional meters, coupled with the challenge of dealing with new technology got the project behind schedule. Gibson said the new meters ... Read More »

Byrdstown Finalizing Schedule Friday On New Settling System

Byrdstown Mayor Sam Gibson said he expects to break ground on a new concrete settling basin for the water treatment plant within the next month or two. The new basin will replace setting ponds used by the city to allow silt, dirt and trash to settle at the bottom of the pond before it is treated. The pond utilizes a ... Read More »

Chanute-Pall Mall Utility District Water Line Mapping Nearly Complete

Byrdstown lacks just a couple of days work to finish mapping the Chanute-Pall Mall water district. The city has been working on the project since it acquired the district in the spring of 2021. Mayor Sam Gibson said the the new map will make it easy to find the different kinds of water lines and where they are located throughout ... Read More »

Bilbrey Hoping To Attract New Doctor’s Facility After Byrdstown Office Closes

Pickett County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said he will put attracting additional medical facilities to the community at the top of his list. That after Byrdstown Medical Center closed its doors last week with roughly 24-hour notice. Owner Andrew Todd announced on his Facebook page a lack of Medicaid expansion as the reason for the closure. Bilbrey said the medical office ... Read More »