Area News

Leadership Workday at the Gazebo

Article by W. Clay Crook- If you drove around court square Saturday, you might have noticed a busy crew on the south end of the courthouse. The Leadership Henderson County Class of 2018 spent most of the nice weather Saturday morning landscaping around the new gazebo. Part of the project involved digging out a wide…

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Crawford – Lexington’s First Female Firefighter

Article by W. Clay Crook- Amber Crawford doesn’t think about being Lexington’s first female firefighter, she just wants to be as good for her department and her team as she can get. Lexington Fire Chief Doug Acred said that “The city of Lexington has always been strong on tradition. One example is always starting as…

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Dr. White Retires after 56 Years of Service

Article by W. Clay Crook- For many of us, Dr. White was the only doctor we ever had, or can remember having.  Dr. Pete Conger died in the 1960’s and my mother’s parents, Guy and Ann Goff who raised me, started going to the new doctor in town, Dr. White. “My first office was on…

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Early Vote Turnout Very Strong

Early voting ends on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Photo By: W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress Article by W. Clay Crook- “We’ve had a very good early vote turn out,” said Administrator of Elections, Dan Miller. “Although it has been a little slow this morning, we could possibly reach 4,000 votes by the end…

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Halloween Opportunities

Article by W. Clay Crook- There are plenty of opportunities for trick or treating during Halloween night, October 31st, beginning with Jones Chevrolet at 515 S. Broad Street from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Henderson County Community Hospital is also sponsoring a trunk or treat from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Beginning at 6:00…

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Great Time at the Sound of Music Fall Festival

Article by W. Clay Crook- A Ninja Turtle, Twilight Sparkle, several witches and assorted other costumed kids skipped the Monster Mash this weekend in favor of the Baby Shark Dance. They were all winners, especially the crowd who watched them with enthusiastic cheers and applause, but Kristen Carver took the Baby Shark Dance prize. Earlier,…

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Songwriters Series at The Princess has Sold Out Performance

Article by W. Clay Crook- It was a special night at The Princess Theatre in Lexington, as musicians took their seats amid chairs and instruments decorating the stage in front of the “silver screen.” This was a live performance. “I have been excited to show the flexibility of The Princess as a venue,” owner David Watts…

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Lexington Utility Boards Meet

The Lexington Electric System and the Lexington Utilities Boards met on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. File Photo / The Lexington Progress Article by W. Clay Crook- Lexington Electric System Manager, Jeff Graves, met with the Lexington Utility Board on Tuesday evening, October 23rd. Sandra Wood, chair for the LES Board called the meeting to order…

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Celtic Fest

Article by W. Clay Crook- Celtic? It’s the one with the hard “c” that represents your ancestry, whether that be Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Cornish or some others that aren’t so well known. Henderson County was named for a descendant of Scottish King Robert the Bruce. Colonel James Henderson, who died in the skirmishing at the Battle…

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Lexington City Board Special Called Meeting

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Lexington Board of Aldermen and Mayor met after the Lexington Utility Boards in a special called meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd. The first item on the agenda was the review and approval of an ADA transition plan, which required an approval of $49,720.00. The funds were approved and will come…

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