Area News

Old Letters and Check Relate the March 1952 Tornado

Article by W. Clay Crook- On March 29, 1952, John A. McCall, President of First National Bank, Lexington, was handed a letter from Marion National Bank in Lebanon, KY, dated March 28th. Accompanying the letter was a check written on First National Bank in 1940. It wasn’t delivered there by post or pony express, but…

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Comptroller’s Audit for Henderson County Released

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury released the June 30, 2018 audit for Henderson County on Wednesday, March 13th. During the last regular Henderson County Commission meeting, County Mayor Eddie Bray said the audit had gone well, and auditors said it was the best audit in several years. There were three…

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Cannon Donates Proceeds from Songwriters Event to Local Band Programs

Article by W. Clay Crook- Grammy Award recipient Buddy Cannon (center) presented proceeds from the March 2nd Songwriters Series performance to Scotts Hill High School Band Director Jordan Ashby (left) and Lexington High Band Director Adam Wood (right). The performance, which featured Cannon’s friend and colleague “Whispering” Bill Anderson, was another sold out event at…

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Election Commission Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- Margaret Milam called the Henderson County Election Commission into session at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19th. The commission approved the ballot for the city election at Parkers Crossroads for May 7th. There will not be an early voting period as there is one name, incumbent John F. Simonton, on…

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Roger Beecham Honored with Masonic Banquet

Article by W. Clay Crook- Roger Beecham, and his wife Lisa, were honored by supper and reception on Thursday evening, March 14th, at Lexington’s Constantine Lodge #64, F&AM. Beecham is retiring from state masonic office and has worked with the Grand Lodge of Tennessee in some capacity since 1997. He was raised to the sublime degree…

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Veterans Cemetery Director Marty Weed Addresses Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- Marty Weed, Administrator of the Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads, was the special guest speaker for the March 12th meeting of the Lexington Rotary Club. Weed said that the 132 acres at the cemetery, and the chapel, were purchased from local fundraising efforts. There is a 160-year use plan for…

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Bobby Beecham Day Celebrated

Article by W. Clay Crook- Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray issued a proclamation Saturday, March 16th, for Bishop Bobby Beecham day in the county, as friends, family, and members of the congregation met to celebrate Beecham’s career and birthday at First Pentecostal Church. For this and other interesting stories, see the March 20th edition of…

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Information Still Sought in Cooley Death Investigation

Article by W. Clay Crook- Information from the public is still sought in the death investigation of Hank Cooley, whose remains were found near Ayers Street in Lexington on October 23rd said Captain Jeff Middleton of the Lexington Police Department. “As in any investigation, it takes time for lab results to come in and help…

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Lexington Utilities Work Crews Repair Line on West Church

Article by W. Clay Crook- Crews from Lexington Utilities worked to repair a gas line on West Church Street near Family Dollar Store on Wednesday, May 13th. One of the eastbound lanes was blocked during the repair, but everything was finished before the heavy afternoon traffic began to run. For this and other interesting stories,…

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