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Henderson County News

Commissioners may call timeout on big subdivisions

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Confronted by repeated protests over housing developments and road improvements, the Board of Commissioners may call a timeout on growth.   Read Story »

Tags: land-use planning | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | disruptive land uses | nimby nation

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: Grady Hawkins reads to children

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Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins read a children's book, Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree, during the 'I Love my Library Day' at the Henderson County Public Library last week.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | Henderson County public library

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Doubling down on power politics

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Efficiency in government this is not.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | County Commissioner Larry Young | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins

Henderson County Politics

Obama's 'cowardly act' to blame for Benghazi, Hawkins says

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Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins blamed "a cowardly act of the commander in chief and the secretary of state (going) AWOL" for the deaths of four Americans one year ago at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi in a politically flavored Sept. 11 memorial on Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Sept. 11 | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | President Obama

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Conservatives win in budget vote

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Henderson County commissioners invested in public safety and crime prevention, granted a modest public school funding request and made good on an overdue promise to Green River this week as they finished up their work on the 2013-14 budget — all without raising taxes.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | local government borrowing | local budgets

Henderson County Politics

Commissioners turn down tax cut

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Henderson County commissioners voted 3-2 to keep the current tax rate. Click here for live updates from the MossBlog: Live coverage!   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Commissioner Charlie Messer | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins | local budgets

Henderson County News

Hawkins presses case for 1.4-cent property tax reduction

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Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins urged his fellow commissioners to lower the county tax rate by a penny and a half, saying the rate reduction would free up money for businesses and help every household.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins

Henderson County News

Hawkins proposes 2.7% tax cut

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Grady Hawkins was a new Henderson County commissioner for less than a minute before he made news.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins