Area News

Public Expresses Concerns on Chicken Barns at City Work Session

Article by W. Clay Crook- There were about forty to fifty extra guests at the Lexington City Board workshop meeting and Mayor Griggs took the opportunity to greet them and explain the social distancing requirements and the work session/board meeting system, the agenda format, and that there are no votes taken at the work sessions.…

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Interesting Tree and Collection

Article by W. Clay Crook- Bruce Taylor built his home along Highway 412 West when the road was still known as Highway 20. Behind his house is the old dirt road that ran in the Civil War days from Lexington to Jackson. There are several stately trees along the old route, but one of them…

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First Baptist Holds Praise on the Square Event

Submitted- On Sunday night, September 13, 2020 First Baptist Church held its Praise on the Square event at the Henderson County Courthouse. The night featured evangelistic music by the First Baptist Worship Choir and live instrumentalists from across the region of the state. Minister of Worship Bob Hull said, “This effort by our Worship Choir…

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DRA Announces $509,000 Investment in Lexington, $3 Million Across Tennessee

Release- On Thursday, September 17, 2020 the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced a $3,615,385 investment that will boost economic development and improve the quality of life for Tennessee communities and residents. The investment will be matched by $2.4 million and will attract an additional $64 million in leveraged private investment (LPI) into Tennessee. Eight new…

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Charcuterie Queen Celebrates Grand Opening

Article by Weston Watts- On Saturday morning, September 19, 2020, the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce hosted the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for The Charcuterie Queen owned by Hannah McMinn. The Charcuterie Queen is located at 777 W. Church St. – Suite M. “We offer a variety of food boards and… For the complete…

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Lexington, Tennessee (West Lexington-Jacks Creek) Proposed Transmission Project

Release- TVA is considering improvements to its transmission system that would provide power for growing load and increase power reliability in Henderson and Chester Counties in Tennessee. TVA’s Bud Crockett-Lexington 161-kilovolt Transmission Line is ranked high among radial lines prioritized for exposure and load. The line also has three customer connections, and any outages would…

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No Fair, but Fair Food Chitterlings Still a Tradition

Article by W. Clay Crook- Chitterlings or chitlins, boiled or fried? We’ve missed the fair this year, but many of the vendors that fundraise from the fair with specialty meals are still moving forward with the tradition. Friday, September 18, 2020 would have been Fair Day for the students, and if you drove down East…

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150 Years for Scotts Hill Elementary

Article by W. Clay Crook- David Austin, a local Scotts Hill historian, said that this year’s term marks 150 years for Scotts Hill Elementary.  Austin said that Samuel P. Winston opened the first public school in a small log house in the fall of 1870. The log house had two windows closed by shutters in…

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Brian White from UT Extension Addresses Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- The special guest speaker for the September 22, 2020 Lexington Rotary club was Brian White, Director with the Henderson County UT Extension Office. He grew up in the Ebenezer Community and went to Scotts Hill High and then graduated from UT Martin. Mr. Jim McKee helped him start with UT…

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West Tennessee Dive Rescue and Recovery Participates in Search

Article by W. Clay Crook- Captain J. D. Dunkle, with Henderson County’s West Tennessee Dive, Rescue, and Recovery said that the group has been participating in a search of several water sites along the Forked Deer River.  William Brian McKenzie went missing in Madison County in September 2019, and in an effort to cover all areas,…

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