2020-01-16

2020-01-16 E-Edition

New Year – New Opportunities to Celebrate

Last Tuesday, January 7, friends, family and neighbors continued their monthly celebration of monthly birthdays at Herk’s Store and Grill, a practice that happens every first Tuesday of each month. Enjoying the limelight and the cake were several whose birthdays are in January. They are Evon Hutson, Judy Spitzenberger, John and Elaine Gibbs, Betty Sandifer, Wanda Townsend, and Bill Curnutte. […]

Terrifying Accident Takes All Attention from Expected Storms

On Friday night, January 10, at about 6:45 pm, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received notice that there had been a bicycle vs. 18 wheeler accident in Lexington, with one known injury. Those who heard the dispatch said it was gut wrenching. It was terrifying. It left everyone who heard the dispatch, and witnessed the event, and responded to the […]

Blue VFD Responds to Structure Fire

At 1:30 PM, on Saturday, January 11, Blue firefighters were called out to a structure fire on CR 312. Upon arriving on scene, firefighters soon learned, there was no visible sign of a fire. The homeowner led firefighters to an interior closet where the fire was located. They found that a breaker panel was overloaded and caught fire. Further investigation […]

County Earns High Marks from Audit

The Court of Lee County Commissioners met January 13th in regular session. The meeting was uneventful, as the elected officials dealt with familiuar Lee County business. The first agenda item that received some discussion was the annual audit report for Fiscal Year 2018 by Brooks Watson Company. The audit earned a high rating from the reviewers. As required by law, […]

Elusive Fire Puzzles Blue VFD

On Wednesday January 8, at 6 PM, Blue VFD was dispatched to a fire located east of their Fire Station on FM 696. With units en route, there was no fire to be seen, so firefighters went to CR 316, since the caller reported seeing it from there. Finally after 30 minutes of searching, the fire was located halfway between […]

Happy New Year From The Senior Citizens!



It’s the beginning of a new year, new decade, new ideas and new friends. The Lexington Senior Citizens Center held a New Year’s Eve get together, with food, dominoes, music and much more. As you can see in the picture at the right, the evening was all about smiles, fellowship, food and music in anticipation of ringing in the New […]

Local Elections Announced

Those wishing to run for City Council or to serve on the LISD Board of Trustees can sign up, beginning Wednesday for the LISD and Friday for the City. Sign ups run through February 14, 2020. The Mayor’s position and two City Council positions are opening in the City races. LISD has three spots that will be up for election. […]

From the Superintendent


Greetings from LISD! We have our second semester under way, and we are excited about the learning and growing that will take place over the next few months. Please visit our website to see our district calendar and events that are coming up for the district. I met with the construction firm last week to kick off our facilities project. […]

In The Garden


Don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. So, your intrepid garden guy decided to look at the weather forecast for the upcoming weeks so you can have peace of mind knowing what to expect. In an attempt to be thorough, I made sure to check a number of sources. First I looked at the old standby, Farmers Almanac. What did […]