Area News

Cody Wood to transition as City Recorder

Article by W. Clay Crook- Long time Lexington’s Chief Financial Officer, Sue Wood announced that she would be retiring on August 2nd after twenty-four years as the City Recorder. Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs called the Board of Aldermen into a special called session on Wednesday evening, January 2nd, to review and approve a plan of…

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County Starts New Year with Prayer

Article by W. Clay Crook- Henderson County Mayor Eddie Bray started out the new year with a session of the County Prayer Committee on Wednesday morning, January 2nd. (L-R) Clay Hallmark, Rodney Campbell, Anthony Gordon, Darrell Barber, David Beecham, Bobby Beecham, Ronnie Parrish, and Mayor Eddie Bray. For this and other interesting articles, see the…

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LFD Responds to Fire at Columbus McKinnon

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Lexington Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Columbus McKinnon, 560 Rush Street, at 10:10 a.m., Monday, January 7th. Employee’s had already been advised to evacuate the building and many were standing along the outer fence area. Most of the fire vehicles attended the back side of the building,…

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Scotts Hill Town Board Meets, Approves City Recorders

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Board of Aldermen and Mayor for the town of Scotts Hill met in regular session on Monday evening, January 7th at 6:00 p.m. with a full board present. Some employee questions on quarterly reviews were discussed and tabled for further research, and a GPS tracking report on city vehicles was…

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The “Bull Pups” from the Battles at Lexington and Parkers Crossroads

Article by W. Clay Crook- I was invited to speak at Parkers Crossroads on December 31st, which was the actual 156th anniversary of the battle there. Forrest’s “Bull Pups” artillery pieces are famous among historians everywhere. They entered the service with General Forrest as part of Morton’s Battery at their capture in Lexington on December 18th,…

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Deberry Honored by Diamond Girls

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Diamond Girls of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church held their annual Christmas Gala at the Pine Tree Country Club on Saturday evening, December 22nd. Honored at the event with a certificate of appreciation was David Deberry, center, of Lexington. Standing with David Deberry were Terry Buckley (left) and Scottie…

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Restaurant Scores

Article by W. Clay Crook- The following restaurant scores are from the Tennessee Department of Health for the first six months of 2018. Lexington: Pin Oak School 97 Domino’s Pizza 96 Days Inn of Lexington 98 Best Donuts 99 Learn A Lot Preschool 96 LMS 99 Bargerton Elementary 98 Econo Lodge Food 98 Caywood School…

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Veterans Cemetery Support Committee Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- Marty Weed, Director of the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery – Parkers Crossroads, welcomed members of the Support Committee Thursday, January 3rd. Discussing the Wreaths Across America Ceremony that was held December 15th, Weed said, “It went extremely well for our first one and was well attended. It turned out great thanks…

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2018 in Review

Article by W. Clay Crook- January The Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association observed the 155th anniversary of the December 31st conflict, and The Princess Theatre made new history by being on a broadcast of National Public Radio as residents gathered and shared stories about the theater and the vintage popcorn machine. Both heavy ice and hail hit…

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Results Still Pending from Cooley Death Investigation

Article by W. Clay Crook- “There is no new information as the results are still pending,” said Captain Jeff Middleton of the Lexington Police Department in a recent inquiry on the death investigation of Hank Cooley III. Cooley, age 17, was found in a wooded area off Ayers street on the afternoon of October 23rd,…

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