Area News

Olive Selected as New Director of Schools

    Blue paper ballots were distributed by LCSS board chair, Robert Helms, as a full room waited in anticipation for news of the new Director of Schools for the Lexington City School System.  The board was unanimous on the first vote in selecting Cindy Haddock Olive as the new director.  November 1st is the…

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Handicap Accessible Ramp and New Entrance for Pafford’s

Frames and timbers stretch along the side of the stately brick edifice on South Monroe. “It’s more than just an ADA ramp,” said Rob Helms, the fourth-generation owner and operator of Pafford’s Funeral home in Lexington, Tennessee. The construction will include a full deck and “an entirely new exit,” said Helms. In 1883, D. D.…

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Falcon Plastics to Host Students

The Lexington-Henderson County Alliance is pleased to announce a celebration of “Manufacturing Month 2017.” Falcon Plastics will open its doors on October 20, 2017 to more than 100 students, teachers, and community partners from the Lexington and Scotts Hill High Schools as part of an effort to change perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment, and draw…

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One Injured on Hwy. 100 at Bailey Road

  THP, EMS, and the Henderson County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments responded to a two vehicle accident around 2:30 p.m. on Highway 100 at Bailey Road, near Reagan, Tennessee. A gold extended cab pickup had a front end collision with a red, flat bed, transfer truck, leaving one injured. The transfer truck appeared to be…

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Bike Fest A Bike Success!

13th Annual Beech Lake Bike Fest Photo by: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress Out of a clear sky came peels of rolling thunder, the sound carrying clearly in waves across the surface of Beech Lake. At the entrance, Old Glory snapped in regimented pairs along each side of the road. Reaching the crest…

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Attempted Armed Robbery- Peoples Bank Reagan

Update 1 p.m. Sat- Capt. Grisham with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Dept. said that the man entered the Peoples Bank with sunglasses, all covered up; then, fired one shot at the teller’s station.  He then became frustrated at the failed attempt and fled the scene.  The FBI is now involved with the incident. Sheriff Brian…

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Break In at Patty’s Restuarant

Patty’s Restaurant was the scene of an early morning break in, Thursday, October 12th. Employees arrived at 5:30 a.m. and noticed some juice was left out in the open, and later discovered that there was no change in the register for opening business. After asking the owner they discovered that the register had been closed the…

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Lexington’s 10 Pins Bowling & Billiards

The Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting event for 10-Pins Bowling & Billiards on Thursday, October 12th Photo By: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress The lane floors gleamed, and a bold phantasma of colorful designs decorated the back wall of the pin area. On the left, in even bolder colors, a wall…

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Hughes Announces Run for 72nd District Seat

        The chatter had begun to settle before the beginning of the Henderson County Commission meeting, Tuesday, October 10th, when Mayor Dan Hughes asked for a moment of time before the session.  Gazing at the men and women that he has worked closely with over his two terms as county mayor, Hughes,…

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Grand Jury Returns 74 True Bills of Indictments

  The following true bills of indictment were issued by the October 2nd session of the Henderson County Grand Jury: Colton N. Wulfert, Theft Over $10,000; Eric L. Pack, Violation Sex Offender Registry; Mary Ann Scates, Driving Under the Influence, Driving Under the Influence with Priors, Following Too Close, Speeding, Reckless Aggravated Assault (3 counts),…

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