Area News

Lexington’s First Annual Farm to Table Event a Sold Out Success

Article by Weston Watts- A sellout crowd of over 250 people attended the first annual “Farm to Table” Dinner in Lexington on Friday night, October 11th. The “Farm to Table” event showcased food from local farms and brought awareness to the economic impact of the agriculture industry in Henderson County. All proceeds, including ticket sales…

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Lexington Hosts Industrial Appreciation Luncheon

Article by W. Clay Crook- “We are so thankful and appreciative,” said Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs, “for our manufacturing partners and what they mean to our community.” Their contributions also come from property tax and sales tax through local purchases, “what they do here rolls and multiplies their impact.” Manufacturing is vital to survival of many…

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Sen. Gresham And Rep. Haston Announce $525,000 Grant to Improve Community Development In Scotts Hill

Release- State Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) and Representative Kirk Haston (R-Lobelville) announced today that Scotts Hill will receive $525,000 through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Gresham and Haston made the announcement after receiving the information from the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). The award will be used for a water line improvement…

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Scotts Hill Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- Various scheduling conflicts moved the meeting of the Scotts Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen from the regular meeting night to Monday evening, October 14th. Filling in for Mayor Jessie Powers was Vice-Mayor Kenny Parrish. David Austin gave an update on several grants, two of which have been approved, a…

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Kirk Haston, Justin Wilson, at Oct. 8th Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- The special guests at the October 9th Lexington Rotary Club meeting were 72nd District State Representative Kirk Haston and State Comptroller Justin Wilson. “What we do on the state level doesn’t compare to the hard work done on the local level by your officials,” said Haston as he gave a brief…

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Teachers Attaining Tenure Announced by Henderson County School Board

Article by W. Clay Crook- The board of education for Henderson County schools met on Thursday evening, October 10th. The board authorized a transfer from the general fund to the transportation fund. Director of Schools, Steve Wilkinson, said that the transportation budget is based upon the collection of the property tax and that every few…

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Sardis Board Meets

Article by Lois Freeland- The Sardis board of aldermen and mayor met on Monday evening, October 7th, with all members present except for Alderwoman Beecham. The meeting began with an invocation by Alderman Holland and pledge by Mayor Hudgins. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as written by all present. The…

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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, October 8th, with Jack Johnson, Gordon Wildridge, Sandra Wood, Peggy Gilbert, Emmitt Blankenship and Mayor Jeff Griggs in attendance. The board reviewed and approved a beer application from Jessica Culpepper for an…

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Lexington Utilities Hosts Housing Market Study Meeting

Article by W. Clay Crook- Developers, bankers, real estate agents, pastors, and educators, along with Mayor Jeff Griggs, attended a work session at Lexington Utilities on Maple Street on Monday, October 14th, to brainstorm long range goals for the housing market in Lexington. Thomas Skehan, with the Southwest Tennessee Development District, was introduced by Cody…

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Celtic Society of West Tennessee Holds 14th Annual Fest at Beech Lake

Article by W. Clay Crook- Songs from Scotland, Ireland and many other lands associated with the Celts were highlights of the 14th Annual Celtic Fest held at Beech Lake on Saturday, October 12th. As we approach Henderson County’s bicentennial, the sights and sounds from Saturday’s event reminded me how very much it is a part…

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