Old Letters and Check Relate the March 1952 Tornado

Article by W. Clay Crook- On March 29, 1952, John A. McCall, President of First National Bank, Lexington, was handed a letter from Marion National Bank in Lebanon, KY, dated March 28th. Accompanying the letter was a check written on First National Bank in 1940. It wasn’t delivered there by post or pony express, but…

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Lady Tiger’s 3-Peat As Sarah Beth Champions

Lexington High School Lady Tigers Softball – Sarah Beth Whitehead Tournament Champions Photo Submitted / The Lexington Progress Lexington’s Lady Tigers made history Saturday night by winning the Sarah Beth Whitehead tournament for the 3rd straight year. The Lady Tigers claimed the prize Saturday night, after a 6-0 shutout of South Side, in the championship…

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Comptroller’s Audit for Henderson County Released

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury released the June 30, 2018 audit for Henderson County on Wednesday, March 13th. During the last regular Henderson County Commission meeting, County Mayor Eddie Bray said the audit had gone well, and auditors said it was the best audit in several years. There were three…

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Lions Sweep Adamsville In First District Series

The Scotts Hill Lions Baseball team started their season on Tuesday when they went to Adamsville. The Lions would win on the road and at home the following day to secure their first two wins and sweep of the season. On Tuesday, the Lions struck first in the opening inning. Dale Jowers opened the game…

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Cannon Donates Proceeds from Songwriters Event to Local Band Programs

Article by W. Clay Crook- Grammy Award recipient Buddy Cannon (center) presented proceeds from the March 2nd Songwriters Series performance to Scotts Hill High School Band Director Jordan Ashby (left) and Lexington High Band Director Adam Wood (right). The performance, which featured Cannon’s friend and colleague “Whispering” Bill Anderson, was another sold out event at…

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Lady Lions Make it to Quarterfinals in Sarah Beth Tournament

The Lady Lions played in the Sarah Beth Whitehead Tournament this past weekend. The Lady Lions came in and played well, advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament. They opened up the tournament in pool play winning two of the three games in their pool. Then they started rolling towards the championship game, before being…

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Election Commission Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- Margaret Milam called the Henderson County Election Commission into session at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19th. The commission approved the ballot for the city election at Parkers Crossroads for May 7th. There will not be an early voting period as there is one name, incumbent John F. Simonton, on…

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Douglas Signs with Bethel University

Zac Douglas was surrounded by family and friends, last Thursday, as he signed with the Bethel University to extend his golf career. Douglas made his mark on the LHS Golf program, over the past four years, and will be a great addition to the Bethel program. In his senior season, Zac had a 13-3 record…

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Roger Beecham Honored with Masonic Banquet

Article by W. Clay Crook- Roger Beecham, and his wife Lisa, were honored by supper and reception on Thursday evening, March 14th, at Lexington’s Constantine Lodge #64, F&AM. Beecham is retiring from state masonic office and has worked with the Grand Lodge of Tennessee in some capacity since 1997. He was raised to the sublime degree…

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Maness and Wood Featured in MMA History Publishing

Two Henderson County mixed martial arts professionals are featured in a recently published book entitled “Legends of Tennessee MMA,” by Allen Sircy. Volume 1 “chronicles the journeys of eight of the best MMA fighters from the Volunteer State,” the book says, and features both Anthony Maness and Jason Wood of Henderson County. The book tells…

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