Area News

Operation Big Red Ice in Henderson County Results in 18 Drug Indictments

photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress Article by W. Clay Crook- At 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, District Attorney General Jodie Pickens of the 26th Judicial District released information on Operation Big Red Ice at the Criminal Justice Center in Henderson County, Tennessee. With him were Henderson County Sheriff Brian…

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Grand Jury Hands Down 74 True Bills of Indictment

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Grand Jury met on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 and handed down 74 true bills of indictment, including 33 sealed indictments relating to the Sale and / or Delivery of Methamphetamines: • Angela R. Hodnett, Evading Arrest, Speeding • Albert Bratton, Forgery (three counts) • Larry Beal, Aggravated…

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Marie Threadgill – 80 Miles for 80 Years

Article by W. Clay Crook- The eightieth birthday is a great milestone to celebrate, but not many can ride a bicycle a mile for each of those years. Marie Threadgill, of Wildersville, did just that. On March 10, 2021, Marie, along with Kathy Wysiadlowski and Donna Barker, started the 80-mile ride down the historic Tunnel…

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Easter Bunny Visits Henderson County Courthouse

Article by W. Clay Crook- From 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021, there was a special visitor at the Henderson County Courthouse gazebo – the Easter Bunny! There were plastic eggs with coins and surprises for the little ones, and cookies and lemonade for all. The last-minute visit and treats were…

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Scotts Hill DRA Grant Project Nears Completion

Submitted- Scotts Hill’s (DRA) Delta Regional Authority Grant Project, Phase One, to modernize equipment to improve the current conditions of the water system’s telemetry is nearing completion. Here the crew is installing a tower at the main water plant. For this and other interesting articles, see the April 7th edition of The Lexington Progress. Subscribe…

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Lexington Utilities Safety Day

Release- Lexington Utilities was proud to sponsor a safety day for their local contractors, plumbers and excavators on Wednesday morning, March 31, 2021. The intention of Lexington Utilities was to provide education to professional excavators so that they may remain safe and improve their productivity. We want to encourage communication between all stakeholder groups. Tennessee…

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Man Arrested for Violating Sex Offender Rules on Public Parks

Article by W. Clay Crook- Colton Hayes, age 19 of Henderson County, was arrested on March 30, 2021 on one count of violation of the sex offender registry laws. According to the court documents, “On March 15, 2021, Investigator Wendy Nichols received GPS data from the defendant’s ankle bracelet that monitors the defendant’s location. The…

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Scotts Hill Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Mayor and Board of Aldermen for Scotts Hill met in regular session on Monday evening, April 5, 2021 with COVID-19 social distancing and precautions in place. Scotts Hill Mayor Kenny Parrish introduced Weston Watts, who is the new field representative for Congressman Mark Green. Watts said that there are…

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United Minds Holds Fundraiser BBQ Contest

Article by W. Clay Crook- If you weren’t at the old Montgomery School grounds on Saturday, April 3, 2021, you missed a great event, and a lot of great barbecue. United Minds of Lexington sponsored the Who’s the Boss BBQ competition, featuring a lot of great local flavor, including grill masters Steven Priddy, Lourinsa Johnson,…

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