Area News

County School System Engages with ACT Workforce Community

  Henderson County Schools along with City Mayor Jeff Griggs, Chamber of Commerce Director Kim Douglass, Ayers Foundation Representative Belinda Reed, and Special Consultant Joe T. Wood have contributed to form a community-wide partnership for Henderson County to become an ACT Work Force Ready Community. An ACT Work Force Ready Community empowers counties with data,…

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Class of 2018 Names Top Seniors

Article by Clay Crook- Scotts Hill High School graduated 117 students during their ceremony on May 17th, with the invocation being led by Samuel Umstead. Historian for the 2018 graduating class was Lauren Scott, daughter of Kenny and Kelly Scott, and the Salutatorian was Ava Williams. Ava is the daughter of Brian and Dana Williams. Valedictorian for…

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ESC Adds Twenty-Two New Jobs to Lexington

  Article by W. Clay Crook- Lexington City Mayor Jeff Griggs and County Mayor Dan Hughes called a special meeting together at the FirstBank Community Room at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 17th, to make a special announcement on the expansion of a local industry. Mark Bartel, of Engineer Spray Components, a local industry housed in facilities…

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2018 Relay For Life

Article by Clay Crook- Booths and events were ready, set, go at the Henderson County Relay for Life event at Beech Lake. Chairman, Caleb Butler, said that although the event was cut short by the weather, “it certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended.” Eighty-eight survivors were present, and over $19,000.00 was raised,…

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County Purchases Mosquito Fogging Machine

In 2017, Henderson County was awarded a $35,000.00 grant to aid in mosquito control from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Communicable and Environmental Disease and Emergency Preparedness. As a part of that grant, the county has purchased several pieces of equipment to trap, test, and treat areas for nuisance mosquitoes. However, the main…

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Lexington Addresses Opioid Crisis

Article by Clay Crook- The line up of speakers was impressive for the Lexington Community Meeting on the opioid crisis Monday evening, May 21st, at the LHS auditorium. A program with guest speakers, a panel, and a meet and greet with refreshments was held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with personal stories and entertainment from…

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12th Annual Folk Festival

Article by Clay Crook- Classic automobiles lined both sides of the streets around the Henderson County Courthouse Saturday, May 19th, for the Henderson County Folk Festival. A pristine 1901 auto, with wheels more closely related to a buggy than to a modern car, carried visitors around the city streets of Lexington, while… For this and…

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BRWDA Permits Begin May 26th, City Pool to Open 29th

The weather is finally accommodating water enthusiasts, and BRWDA presence will begin Saturday, May 26th.  Permits are required from ages 13 to 65, with $3.00 for daily and $20.00 for annual permits. The Lexington City Pool will open for operation on May 29th. The hours of operation are noon – 5:00 p.m. ​Monday through Saturday,…

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Couple Arrested in Indiana for Bank of Jackson Robbery

Release from Lt. Philip Stanfill- In a news release from Lt. Phillip Stanfill, of the Jackson Major Crimes Division, a Lexington, TN couple, Frankie Dallriva, 43, and Debra Ann Patterson, 55, are both in custody for the May 11th robbery at the Bank of Jackson. The U. S. Marshals Service arrested the couple together May…

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United Assistance Board Meets

The United Assistance Board met at the Henderson County Courthouse on Thursday, May 17th. The meeting was chaired by David Holmes in the absence of Margaret Milam, and heard the treasury reports from Emergency Food and Shelter, United Help, and Project Help. The UAB will run advertising to enlist qualified non-profit organizations to participate in…

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