Area News

Burn Permits Required Through May 15

  NASHVILLE – With the snow and ice behind us, warmer weather is springing up across the state. That’s a sign it’s time for yard and farm clean-up. With debris burning a useful tool to get rid of yard waste, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is reminding citizens that if they plan…

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Bray Delivers State of the County Address at Lexington Rotary Club

Article by W. Clay Crook- Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray delivered the state of the county address at the March 2, 2021 meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club. “It doesn’t seem like a year has passed since the last state of the county but having come through a pandemic and a weather crisis, Henderson County…

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March is Extension Month in Tennessee

Article by W. Clay Crook- March is Extension Month in Tennessee. Extension is a national educational program supported by USDA through the nation’s land-grant universities and administered with funding from state and local governments. Local UT Extension Director, Brian White, said that Extension offices are in each of the 95 counties, “and with many people…

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Lexington City Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for the City of Lexington met in regular session on Tuesday evening, February 23, 2021 via Webex and telephone. This was the regular voting session of the board. Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs opened with comments saying that there had been very few complaints received…

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TBI Requests Public Assistance in the Richard McDonald Death

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) says that they could use public assistance in their investigation of the Monday, February 22, 2021 death of Richard McDonald, age 40, who was struck by a vehicle. According to Keli McAlister, Public Information Officer for the TBI, the initial 911 call was received…

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THP Checkpoint Enforcement for March 2021

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Tennessee Highway Patrol has released their checkpoint enforcement list for March 2021. Henderson County has a driver’s license checkpoint listed for March 12, 2021 at the 4-mile marker of State Route 22. This is in the vicinity of State Route 22 and Center Hill Loop. Other checkpoints include: •…

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Scotts Hill Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Mayor and Aldermen for Scotts Hill met in regular session on Monday evening, March 1, 2021 with COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing in place. Scotts Hill Mayor Kenny Parrish opened the floor to the public and Ms. Sheila Kilzer said that a property in her family on…

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Board of Zoning Appeals Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Zoning Appeals met on Monday evening, March 1, 2021, at the Utility Operation Facility with social distancing restrictions in place. Attending were Brian Williams (chair), Andy Anderson, Jimmy Burton, Centras Forney, and Jim McKee for the board, and Robbie McCready, who is filling in as the building…

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Solid Waste Board for Henderson County Meets

From the minutes- The Solid Waste Board for Henderson County met at the Watson Center on Wednesday evening, February 24, 2021 with Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray conducting the session. Attending were Gordon Wildridge, Richard Holland, Wanda Powers, Harold Tyler, Rodney Campbell, Dennis Sumler, Jimmy Grissom, Lee Wilkinson, Teresa Sanders, Mike McConville, and Danny Powers.…

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Woman Charged with Child Abuse

Article by W. Clay Crook- On February 22, 2021, Patrolman Rocky Scott, of the Lexington Police Department, arrested Julie Rae Smith, age 39, for child abuse and neglect and violation of community corrections. Patrolman Scott had responded to a welfare check called in by the landlord. According to the court documents, it was alleged that…

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