Area News

Lexington Prepares for Annual Festival of Lakes

In a little less than a week, as the sun dips below the horizon, my family will spread out upon the front lawn at Beasley and watch the magic that sets Lexington apart from any other town in Tennessee…the 4th of July fireworks from the Festival of the Lakes!     It’s a crowning triumph for…

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Arson Suspected in Rock Springs

According to Henderson County Fire Chief, Lynn Murphy, arson is suspected by the State Fire Marshal’s Office in a mobile home blaze on Leo Woods Road. Stations 2, 3,4, and 7 responded after a call at 9:10 p.m., Sunday night, June 25th to the 1500 block of Leo Woods Road. “The first firefighters on the…

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Lexington Rotary Installs New Officers

      The Lexington Rotary Club installed officers for the 2017-2018 year.  (L-R) Bonnie Beecham, Secretary; Jamie Sprayberry, Immediate Past President; Todd Rosel, President; Tasha Johnson, Vice President; Jimmy Burroughs, Treasurer; Chris Alexander, Program Director and Historian. Other officers include:  Chris Dangler, Dir. Of Club Service; Linda Lipscomb, Dir. Of Vocational Service; Kelli Grice,…

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Tractor and Truck Pull Raises Thousands for Ag Students

For the fifth year in a row, Scotts Hill has drawn outstanding attendance at the Tractor and Truck pull.  The event was on Saturday, June 24th at the Scotts Hill City Park.   “There were about 1300 attending from gate sales,” Jenny Gibson said, “so with the FFA, firefighters and others, there were about1,600 to 1,700…

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Miss Lexington Crowned Miss Tennessee 2017

Fingers were crossed as the Miss Tennessee Pageant went through each of the different categories. Caty Davis, Miss Lexington, competed in evening wear competition on Wednesday evening, talent competition on Thursday evening, singing “I Surrender”, captured the preliminary swimsuit contest on Friday evening, and made the top fifteen in final competition Saturday evening at the…

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Morel Receives Veteran’s Quilt of Valor

    The Vietnam War was one that many men from all walks of life were affected by. Some joined willingly out of patriotism, while others were plucked from their homes unwillingly. One of these young men that fought in Vietnam was one Charles “Chuck” Morel.   Morel was in the 41st Signal Battalion, 362nd signal…

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Imagination Station Tours Criminal Justice Center

    The Henderson County Criminal Justice Center was visited by new visitors, however, these visitors we’re noticeably smaller than the usual crowd.    Lexington’s Imagination Station had arranged to have their children tour the center. The tour was led by Officer Robbie McCready and comprised of children from a variety of ages.    The children were…

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Henderson County Commission Lowers Property Tax and Passes Budget

    Mayor Dan Hughes congratulated the Henderson County Commission on another timely budget, which also included a ten-cent reduction in the county property tax to a rate of $2.2832 per $100.00.    Some counties are facing the possibility of a new wheel tax and property tax hikes.  Henderson County was able to recently rescind its…

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Lexington City School Board Meets

The board for the Lexington City Schools System met at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, June 20th. The city made repairs in June outside of the Board office on Monroe, where a sink hole had emerged from a breach in the sewage pipe. Director of Schools, Susan Bunch also said that Police Chief Roger Loftin and…

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