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Fair Week in Henderson County

Article by W. Clay Crook- It’s Fair Week in Henderson County, with the one and only Henderson County Free Fair with attractions and rides from Arnold Amusements. Although the midway didn’t open until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021, the parking around the fairgrounds was already at a premium by 5:15 p.m. Although there…

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Chamber Kicks Off the Bicentennial with a Ribbon Cutting Event

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off the Bicentennial celebration with a ribbon cutting event on the grounds of the courthouse on Tuesday afternoon, September 7, 2021. A cake, which was decorated with the Bicentennial logo, was served afterwards. Henderson County was formed on November 7, 1821, and…

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Work Begins on Bicentennial Mural

Article by W. Clay Crook- On Thursday morning, September 9, 2021, painting crews from Elliott Painting started on the background priming for the Henderson County Bicentennial Mural. The location of the mural is planned for the north wall of the Community Bank building in the old Fielder Block area of downtown Lexington.  Phillip Renfroe, President…

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“Operation Big Red Ice” Results in Additional Indictments

TBI Release- The ongoing undercover drug investigation, “Operation Big Red Ice,” which resulted in 18 indictments in Henderson County in April, has led to additional indictments in Madison County. “Operation Big Red Ice,” led by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, began…

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Planning Commission Reviews Transitional Housing Draft Amendment

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Lexington Municipal-Regional Planning Commission met on Monday evening, September 13, 2021. At the July 12, 2021, Planning Commission meeting, the regional planner, Shelton Merrell, was asked to draft an amendment ordinance that would permit transitional residential housing as uses permitted on appeal in M-2 zoning districts for discussion purposes.…

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TNECD Rural Listening Tour Hosted at Princess Theatre

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Tennessee Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Rural Listening Tour for Henderson County was held at the Princess Theatre on Tuesday afternoon, September 7, 2021. Henderson County was one of twelve sites across the state to be selected for the tour. Lauderdale and Obion Counties were the other two sites…

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LFD Responds to Vehicle Fire on North Main

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Lexington Fire Department quickly contained a very hazardous situation with a vehicle fire on Friday morning, September 10, 2021. The department was dispatched at 4:38 a.m. and found a Chevrolet extended cab pickup on fire very close to the apartment complex at 376 North Main Street. The proximity of…

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Henderson County Fire Department Responds to Multiple Events

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Fire Department responded to two major events during the weekend, starting with a vehicle fire on Saturday evening, September 11, 2021. Henderson County Fire Chief Lynn Murphy said that the department was dispatched around 9:00 p.m. to a site just outside the Lexington city limits on Highway…

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Joey Hamm from AutoZone Speaks to Rotary

Article by W. Clay Crook- The special guest speaker for the September 14, 2021, Lexington Rotary Club meeting was Mr. Joey Hamm from the AutoZone Distribution Center. Joey was introduced by Rotary Vice-President Jamie Hall. Joey and his wife are both natives of Henderson County and he has served manager of the AutoZone Distribution Center…

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9/11 Memorial Ride Hosted by American Legion Riders Post 77

Article by W. Clay Crook- Over fifty motorcycles and other vehicles gathered at the American Legion Post 77 building on East Church Street on Saturday morning, September 11, 2021. It was a day of good fellowship, but more especially one for reflection and remembrance, as the American Legion Riders Post 77 (ALR) hosted their 1st…

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