Area News

Grand Jury Indictments

Article by W. Clay Crook- The Henderson County Grand Jury met on Friday, February 1st and handed down 86 true bills, including several sealed indictments, and 11 no true bills: • Jesse A. Knight, Aggravated Assault • Alyssa Diane Boleyn, Aggravated Assault • Travis Glenn Scott, Evading Arrest- Motor Vehicle, Speeding, Reckless Driving • Travis…

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Manufacturing Class Students Reach Certification

Article by W. Clay Crook- Two of the LHS Advanced Manufacturing Class students, Carson Woods and Garrett Blankenship, are the first two students to have completed the Career Readiness Certifications. “The hands-on curriculum at LHS,” said instructor Danny Kizer, “prepares the students for certification in four separate areas: Safety, Quality, Production Processes, and Maintenance.” “The students…

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Ultralight Crashes on Tennessee River

Article by W. Clay Crook- Two Henderson County men, Tony and Hal Thompson, had a close call while enjoying the view of the Tennessee River flying in Tony’s ultralight plane on Sunday, February 3rd. According to sources, the craft got too close to the river’s surface and a wave caught the landing gear, flipping it…

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Carl Perkins Center Hosts Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Article by W. Clay Crook- It’s a special time of year, with special dates and special memories to last a lifetime as couples took to the floor for the Daddy Daughter Dance sponsored by the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse on Saturday, February 2nd. This year’s venue was the gymnasium at Caywood…

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Library Showcases Black History Month Display

Article by W. Clay Crook- The annual Black History Month exhibit is now on display in the main area of the Everett Horn Library. The table, brocaded with black cloth, has photographs and biographies on two sides, featuring: (towards the checkout desk) Inez Flakes, Michael T. Thomas, Dilicia A Forney Tole, Tyler Jackson Spann, Liberty Maxwell,…

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Darden Couple Charged With Child Abuse, Failure to Report Truancy

Article by W. Clay Crook- A Darden couple, Steven and Molly Matherly, were arrested on January 25th on two counts of Child Abuse and Neglect and one count of Failure to Report Truancy. According to court documents, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department was investigating a third-party report of a missing juvenile, age sixteen, and the two…

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White Bean Fundraiser at Senior Center a Success

Article by W. Clay Crook- The parking lots around the Henderson County Senior Center’s building were packed Thursday, January 31st. It wasn’t a concert or a political rally, but one of the most looked for annual events at the Center- the White Bean Fundraiser. The kitchen staff had their routine down to a fine art to…

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Scotts Hill Town Board Meets

Article by W. Clay Crook- The town board for Scotts Hill was called into session on Monday evening, February 4th and gave the floor to Michael Overman, who addressed the board on assistance with a recent water leak of several thousand gallons, amounting to almost $2,800.00. The Water Department had helped him with an adjustment,…

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Lexington Fire Department Achieves Significant Milestone

Article by W. Clay Crook- In a public meeting at the Lexington Utilities Operations Facility on Monday, January 28th, the City of Lexington was proud to announce it has received a new ISO grade that will greatly impact residents and businesses in the community. After several years of intensive focus and organizational improvement, Lexington now…

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LHS Junior Will Serve as U.S. Senate Page

Release – Lexington High School junior, Elizabeth Bates, has been selected to serve as a United States Senate Page for the spring of 2019. Elizabeth was one of 30 students selected from all applicants in the United States for this highly competitive program. She will be enrolled in her high school classes through their “Page School,” which…

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