Commission Approves Initial Reading of Wheel Tax

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Commission met for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, February 11, 2020, at the Henderson County Criminal Justice Center. The commission heard a recommendation from the Budget Committee to approve a $40.00 wheel tax to make up for the loss of revenue from the reduction of state…

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Lexington Civic Center Renovation Feasibility Study Received

Article by W. Clay Crook- The consulting engineers with Water Management Servicess, LLC, of Nashville, have just submitted their feasibility study on the possible renovation of the old Lexington Civic Center / Lexington City School building. Due to the recentness of the study, no formal discussions have taken place concerning the site, and the study outlines…

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SH Lions Defeat Tigers in Battle of Henderson County

Article by Kortney Mallard- Last Tuesday night, Scotts Hill hosted Lexington in a match-up appropriately deemed “The Battle of Henderson County”. Scotts Hill defeated Lexington in this game, 62-55. The game was close through all four quarters. Scotts Hill scored 16 points in the first quarter, 6 points in the second quarter, 16 points in…

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Skelton Found Guilty on Five Counts of Rape of a Child

Article by W. Clay Crook- Anthony L. B. Skelton was arrested on October 15, 2019 from a sealed indictment by the Henderson County Grand Jury. Skelton was indicted on five counts of rape of a child and one count of aggravated sexual battery. Trial in the Circuit Court of Henderson County for Skelton concluded on February…

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Phone Scam Alert Issued from Henderson County Sheriff’s Department

Release- The Henderson County Sheriff’s Department has had several phone calls from Henderson County residents stating they are getting calls from the Lexington Electric System threatening to cut off their utilities. Lexington Electric System has confirmed they do not call you regarding your bill. The phone number that shows on your caller ID is (731) 968-8952.…

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Lady Tigers Fall to Scotts Hill Lady Lions

Article by Kortney Mallard- Lexington traveled to Scotts Hill last Tuesday night for their last game of the regular season. The Lady Tigers fell to Scotts Hill in this game, 53-52. Sarah Simmons was the leading scorer in this match-up with 15 points. Kyla Taylor and Jadyn Yarbro followed with 11 points each. Candace Butler…

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Hart Makes Appearance Before the Circuit Court of Henderson County

Article by W. Clay Crook- Jonathan Hart, age 30, made an appearance before the Circuit Court of Henderson County on February 6, 2020 for motions to be heard concerning his previous convictions. Hart had been convicted of one count of rape of a child and one count of aggravated sexual battery stemming from incidents against…

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The Scotts Hill Heritage Collection- Our Story

Article by David Austin- While much of the collection was begun in 2011, the original idea comes from an earlier collection in the 1970s that former Mayor Gordon Turner had at his residence. Due to limited space, we don’t actively seek or accept items unless they directly connect to a Scotts Hill historical aspect. The Scotts…

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Lady Lions Defeat LHS Lady Tigers

Article by Kortney Mallard- Scotts Hill hosted Lexington last Tuesday night. The Lady Lions defeated Lexington, 53-52. Scotts Hill scored 10 points in the first quarter, 11 points in the second quarter, 8 points in the third quarter and 24 points in the fourth quarter. Blaize Deere was the leading scorer in this game with…

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Black History Month – The Challenge of Tracing Last Names

Article by W. Clay Crook- The U.S. Census is a wonderful way to trace your ancestry, and they become public for publication about seventy years or so after they are taken. As birth certificates were not common in Henderson County before 1920, sometimes the census is the only way to prove birth. The 1870 Census…

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