Article by W. Clay Crook-
The Henderson County 20 Year Strategic Planning Committee met at the Watson Center on Thursday, October 15, 2020 to identify needs and assess items that could affect Henderson County in the future. Sherri McCarter, the Community Development Specialist for the USDA opened the meeting by asking the committee to identify positive aspects of the county. Included were jobs, monthly County Commission meetings, potential growth, the State Veterans Cemetery and the battlefield at Parkers Crossroad, Natchez Trace State Park, the bypass under construction, schools and tourism, which includes all the area lakes.
The main item identified in the needs assessment was the lack of broadband internet in many parts of the county. Another item was the planning for growth and changes, with the chicken mega-barns being mentioned. Joe Barker, Executive Director of the Southwest Development District (SWDD), said that with the pandemic, he felt like awareness for the need for broadband had come to an…
For the complete story, see the October 21st edition of The Lexington Progress.