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AP Top 25: Clemson, Ohio State slip; Penn State jumps to 6th

September 20, 2021

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Clemson and Ohio State slipped to the back of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Penn State jumped four spots to No. 6 after another weekend in which lots of ranked teams had issues. Even No. 1 Alabama. The defending…

Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

September 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been waiting for a change of government. “I am a fighter, and I will…


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Kentucky student learns results of project sent into space

September 20, 2021

By EMILY PORTER, The Daily Independent CANNONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Rachel Blevins has just begun her sophomore year at Boyd County High School, but she has already had an experiment sent to the International Space Station. Blevins’s mom found out about a space camp in Lexington that happened to be during fall break in 2019.…

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The Way It Was

25 years   August 29, 1996

September 8, 2021

Kathryn “Kay” Anderson was appointed to serve as trial commissioner for Monroe County to fill the vacancy that was created when Russell Young was appointed the county judge-executive. She was appointed by the two District Judges in the 29th Judicial District, Steve Hurt and Roger Elliott.  Her responsibilities will handle much of the business to…

50 years August 26, 1971

September 8, 2021

Three members of a Monroe County family were killed in an automobile accident on August 20 on I-65.  Anna Lois Myers, age 33, her daughter, thirteen-year-old Linda Ann Myers, and her husband, Junior J. Myers, age 35, died as a result of the Warren County accident. According to the State Police report, a car, carrying…

25 years August 22, 1996 

September 8, 2021

The Monroe County School System is in its second week of classes.  Rachel Ford, director of student personnel, reports there are 2,106 students enrolled for this school year. Shannon Dyer, a senior, is the son of Richard and Kathy Hammer and is known locally for his singing talent.  This summer, Shannon was vacationing in Florida…

50 years – August 17 1971

September 8, 2021

Tompkinsville Lions Club presented membership awards at their recent meeting.  Recipients of the 25- year pin were Tim Chism, Dr. J, M. Downing, C.S. (Pat) Hagan, and David Walden.  Judge Ralph Hagan received the 15-year pin. Three local farmers, John Doug Evans, Ralph Burnette, and Dewey Wilson, visited Lubbock, Texas, where they visited a feedlot…

25 years August 15, 1996 .

September 8, 2021

Russell Young was sworn in as Monroe County Judge-executive on Wednesday.  Young, a Democrat, was appointed by Gov. Paul Patton to fill the vacancy when Mitchell Page resigned. Jo-Nez Apparel made the discussion to close permanently.  The factory manufactures ladies’ denim apparel.  Joanne Bowe, the owner of the business, said that NAFTA and “all the…

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