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Everett Horn Library Adds Much-Needed Resource

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Everett Horn Lexington – Henderson County Library has added a much-needed resource to the Tennessee Room, just in time for the Bicentennial celebrations. Library Director Crystal Ozier said that a new, state of the art, digital microfilm reader is now ready for use. There were two other manual readers,…

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Pine Grove Baptist Church Walking Trail Project

Article by W. Clay Crook- “We are living in an age which becomes more digital every day,” said Rev. David Skorupa, “and we are hoping to provide an opportunity for people to get outdoors and enjoy God’s creation.” The project is a walking trail in the northwest corner of the Pine Grove Baptist Church campus…

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New Dashboard Will Assist Counties with Redistricting

Release-The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has produced a new online dashboard that gives county government officials and citizens a better understanding of how county commission districts must change in response to the 2020 U.S. Census. The dashboard uses GIS technology to display population information for each of the state’s 849 county commission districts. The dashboard includes…

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Public Meeting on Lexington Main Street Pedestrian Improvements Project Held

Article by W. Clay Crook- On Monday evening, September 20, 2021, a public meeting was held at the Lexington Utilities Operations Facility to give feedback on the upcoming Lexington Main Street Pedestrian Improvements Project. The presentation was made by Mr. Robert J. Safin, a Principal Engineer at TLM Associates. The project, which will add and…

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Wreck at Church Street and Linden Street Leaves One Injured

Article by W. Clay Crook- Henderson County EMS transported an injured driver from the scene of a late afternoon wreck on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. James Johnson, age 71 of Lexington, was stopped to make a left turn from East Church onto Linden Street, when a second vehicle, a white 2017 Hyundai Sonata, driven by…

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Work Release Employees Receive Career Readiness Certificates at Dewayne’s Quality Metal Coatings

Article by Joe T. Wood- Four work release employees at Dewayne’s Quality Metal Coatings received their ACT National Career Readiness Certificates on Tuesday morning, September 21, 2021. The four honored were Thomas Gutierrez, Joshua Donald, Brien Reynolds, and Phillip Bailey. The Henderson County Sherriff’s Department has been able to provide opportunities for individuals to earn…

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Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for Lexington met in their non-voting session on Monday evening, September 20, 2021. The board discussed the second reading of a proposal to amend the zoning ordinance for M-2 to permit transitional residential housing, the first reading of a budget amendment for, the Street…

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Late Afternoon Fire Destroys Barn and Contents

Article by Lynn Murphy- At 5:25 p.m. on Monday afternoon, September 13, 2021, 25 firefighters with Stations 6, 7, and 11 responded to a barn fire on Bethel Road. The first firefighters to arrive reported the barn fully engulfed in flames with an adjacent barn in immediate danger. A combine / harvester along with other…

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3rd Annual Moose Run for CASA and Auction

Article by W. Clay Crook- Lexington Moose Lodge #2091 hosted their 3rd Annual Moose Run for CASA with an auction afterwards on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Motorcycles gathered at the lodge around 11:00 a.m. for registration, with the first bike out at noon, and the last bike in at 5:00 p.m. The auction began at…

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