Area News

Circles of Hope Exceeds Expectations

Henderson County representatives for the Circle of Hope Telethon: (Back Row) Kay Emerson, Jaleesa Mason, Lindsey Hendrix, Roberta Milam, Kim Hendrix, and Amanda Barbrey. (Front Row) Jay Barbrey, Emily Blankenship, Aiden Massengill, and Ronnie Tate Photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress Amid the multi-colored lights on stage, and the beat of Chris…

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Rodeo Action In Lexington

It’s rodeo week in Lexington, so put your boots and hats on and get ready for a great weekend of rodeo action. The rodeo arena is up as cowboys and cowgirls from across the Southeast are on their way to compete in the Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo, August 18th and 19th. Gates will be open…

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Eclipse Tips For 2017

Students in Henderson County schools will use a pair of eclipse glasses that meet ISO, EN, and AS transmission standards Photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress Many are getting excited about the solar eclipse that is scheduled for Monday, August 21st.  The path of the eclipse will fall across parts of Middle…

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Back to School Reminder to Review Your Family’s Escape Plan

File Photo / The Lexington Progress With students’ heading back to school, it’s the perfect time to have a fire & life safety check-up! The Lexington Fire Department hopes you’ll take this opportunity to have a fire safety conversation with your family, and make sure you review and practice your fire escape plan. It is important…

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LHS Hosted by Lexington Rotary Club

LHS Cheerleaders assist in the presentation by Coach Bryant Hollingsworth and Brooklyn Hudson, during the hosting of the LHS Senior Football team by the Lexington Rotary Club Photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress Coach Bryant Hollingsworth and Brooklyn Hudson from Lexington High School were the guest speakers at the August 15th meeting…

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Caywood Hosts Parent’s Night

Families enjoyed presentations in the gymnasium during Parents Night at Caywood Elementary, and then toured the classrooms Photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress. Caywood Elementary enjoyed a turn out crowd for their annual Parents’ Night.  Director of Schools, Susan Bunch, gave the opening address, which was followed by a standing ovation from…

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Lexington City Board Meets

There was a full agenda on Tuesday night, August 8th meeting of the Lexington City Board.    The board approved the second, final, reading to amend the Project Success scholarship.  As the state has provided free tuition for Jackson State and other two-year college programs, the board has loosened the restrictions on the $250.00 scholarship so…

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Cogdell Farm Menagerie

“They make me think of Noah’s Ark,” Bobby Cogdell said with a smile.  A relative, Tobe Cogdell, put Blue Goose on the map after naming his store from a crate label.  Bobby and Shirley Codgell have continued the tradition with a menagerie of forest animals around a beautiful landscaped pond and waterfall.     Although the pond,…

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Inside Out Program Graduates Five

At a special event in the Henderson County General Sessions courtroom, five graduates were recognized with the “Inside Out” program. Tim Carothers, Re-Entry Coordinator with the Southwest Human Resource Agency, said the recidivism rate for re-offending is lowered significantly by taking advantages of these programs.  This year’s graduates were… For the complete story, see the…

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Open House Planned For Buttrey Wedding/Event Venue

By W. Clay Crook: Idyllic green hills roll gently towards two meticulous and landscaped lakes.  The face of the of water is peaceful, broken only by ripples from the lighted fountains or the light kiss of a butterfly.   Amid one of the lakes gracefully stands an Italianate marble gazebo.  Flowering plants, lighted trees, roses…a…

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