Weekend Storm Causes Additional Damage to East and Southeast Portions of Henderson County

Article by W. Clay Crook- Storm fronts on Saturday, January 11, 2020, caused additional damage to the eastern and southeastern portions of Henderson County which, in many places, are still recovering from last year’s damage. The Lexington Electric System reported about 2,000 customers without power in Bible Grove, Middleburg, Shady Hill, Reagan, Sardis, Hookers Bend, Visetown,…

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Russell Signs with Union University

Article by Blake Franklin- Friday, January 10, 2020 was another big day for the LHS Lady Tigers Softball program. Morgan Russell became the latest member of the program to sign a letter of intent to play college softball. With family, friends and teammates surrounding her, she inked her signature on the dotted line to continue…

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Battle of New Orleans Participant Buried at Duke Cemetery

Article by W. Clay Crook- We often think of our ancestors who were Revolutionary War veterans and our ancestors in the American Civil War, but our county was named for an officer who was killed in the skirmishing leading up to the Battle of New Orleans.  The battle occurred on January 8, 1815, gave a final…

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Sardis Town Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the town of Sardis met in regular session on Monday, January 6th. The board discussed the possibility of adding crosswalks at City Hall and at the café over to the service island. In other business, they discussed adding some additional street lights and repairs,…

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Lady Tigers Split a Pair

Article by Kortney Mallard- Lexington is officially halfway through their basketball season. Last week, Lexington began 2020 district play. The Lady Tigers now have only nine games remaining in the regular season and all of them are district games. To tip-off their district game streak, the Lady Tigers hosted North Side and McNairy Central last…

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Obituaries For January 15, 2020 Edition

Peyton Sommers Adams, 21 Myrtle Calaway Bawcum, 87 Mayveen Hayes Bowman, 87 Oneda Conder, 96 Candie Fowler, 63 Linda Gail Kennedy, 78 Donnie “Fish” King, 58 Billie Jo Webster Matthews, 87 Johnny “Pickles” McPeake, 69 Victoria Louise Miller, 74 Eleanor Moody, 78 James Richard Phipps, 70 Marvin Frazier Russell, Jr., 77 Lora Rochelle Schmidgall, 52…

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Riot Quickly Controlled at Henderson County Jail

Article by W. Clay Crook- Seventeen men with thirty-eight charges went before the disciplinary board on Friday, January 3, 2020, stemming from a brief riot at the Henderson County Jail on December 21, 2019. One inmate is charged with inciting a riot when he issued challenges in the facility that resulted in the first blows…

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Hetherington Retirement Event

Article by W. Clay Crook- Lexington’s first full-time female police officer, Donna Hetherington, retired her weapon and badge on Friday, January 3, 2020 after 33 years of service with the Lexington Police Department and with the respect, honor and admiration of her fellow officers and the community. A special retirement celebration was held on Thursday, January…

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Lady Tigers Ready For 2020 Season

Article by Kortney Mallard- During the last weekend in December, the Lady Tigers participated in the HUB Classic at Oman Arena. Lexington was defeated by Madison Academic Magnet, 56-48, on December 27th and defeated by Liberty, 37-29, on December 28th. On December 30th, the Lady Tigers played North Side in their last game of the…

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Powers Replaces Miller as Election Commissioner

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Election Commission met on Monday evening, January 6, 2020 and approved the ballot for the March 3rd Republican Primary. For Property Assessor, there are three candidates: Gregory Christopherson, Lynn Murphy and incumbent Gary Pope. For Road Supervisor, incumbent Steve Vineyard will run uncontested, and there is no candidate for…

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