County School System Engages with ACT Workforce Community

  Henderson County Schools along with City Mayor Jeff Griggs, Chamber of Commerce Director Kim Douglass, Ayers Foundation Representative Belinda Reed, and Special Consultant Joe T. Wood have contributed to form a community-wide partnership for Henderson County to become an ACT Work Force Ready Community. An ACT Work Force Ready Community empowers counties with data,…

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LHS Soccer State Bound!

For the second time in the program’s history, the LHS soccer team has qualified for the state tournament. The final hurdle to the state tournament came late Saturday night when the Tigers defeated Covington, 5-0, in the sub-state game. Lexington was slated to play Greenville last night at 7:00 p.m. in the first round of…

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Class of 2018 Names Top Seniors

Article by Clay Crook- Scotts Hill High School graduated 117 students during their ceremony on May 17th, with the invocation being led by Samuel Umstead. Historian for the 2018 graduating class was Lauren Scott, daughter of Kenny and Kelly Scott, and the Salutatorian was Ava Williams. Ava is the daughter of Brian and Dana Williams. Valedictorian for…

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ESC Adds Twenty-Two New Jobs to Lexington

  Article by W. Clay Crook- Lexington City Mayor Jeff Griggs and County Mayor Dan Hughes called a special meeting together at the FirstBank Community Room at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 17th, to make a special announcement on the expansion of a local industry. Mark Bartel, of Engineer Spray Components, a local industry housed in facilities…

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2018 Relay For Life

Article by Clay Crook- Booths and events were ready, set, go at the Henderson County Relay for Life event at Beech Lake. Chairman, Caleb Butler, said that although the event was cut short by the weather, “it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended.” Eighty-eight survivors were present, and over $19,000.00 was raised,…

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Four LHS Band Members Sign College Scholarships

The LHS Band recently had four senior members sign scholarship offers to continue their music education at the collegiate level. Luke Jowers (Union University), Antonio Posey (University of Memphis), and Casey Stanfill (University of Tennessee at Martin) all plan to major in music education, while Jacob Renfroe (University of Memphis) plans to minor in music.…

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County Purchases Mosquito Fogging Machine

In 2017, Henderson County was awarded a $35,000.00 grant to aid in mosquito control from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Communicable and Environmental Disease and Emergency Preparedness. As a part of that grant, the county has purchased several pieces of equipment to trap, test, and treat areas for nuisance mosquitoes. However, the main…

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Lexington Addresses Opioid Crisis

Article by Clay Crook- The line up of speakers was impressive for the Lexington Community Meeting on the opioid crisis Monday evening, May 21st, at the LHS auditorium. A program with guest speakers, a panel, and a meet and greet with refreshments was held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with personal stories and entertainment from…

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12th Annual Folk Festival

Article by Clay Crook- Classic automobiles lined both sides of the streets around the Henderson County Courthouse Saturday, May 19th, for the Henderson County Folk Festival. A pristine 1901 auto, with wheels more closely related to a buggy than to a modern car, carried visitors around the city streets of Lexington, while… For this and…

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Atkins Signs to Play Two Sports at FHU

Last Thursday, Lexington’s Tanner Atkins signed with Freed Hardeman University to play golf and basketball. During high school, Atkins played 3 seasons of golf under Tommy Cepparulo and one season of basketball under Andrew Hicks and Keith Runyon. In his senior year, Atkins helped the golf team win the district and region titles on the…

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