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Tornado hits

May 4, 2021

Monday morning, just after 8 a.m., what is believed to be a tornado formed quickly and touched down in the city limits of Tompkinsville. There was NO warning. It was lightly raining  just a few minutes prior to the cloud was spotted touching down. Emergency crews attempted to set off the tornado sirens, but they…


Six former Kentucky players selected in the NFL Draft

May 2, 2021

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Kentucky had six former players taken in the NFL Draft that began Thursday and concluded Saturday. Kelvin Joseph, Quinton Bohanna, Brandin Echols, Landon Young and Phil Hoskins joined first-round draft pick Jamin Davis among the six players chosen in the annual draft. It marked the second…



Kenneth (Kenny) Edwin Strode, age 70, of Fountain Run passed away May 3, 2021 at his home. McMurtrey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Lola (Walker) Brown, 98, of  Tompkinsville, Passed away Monday, May 3, 2021, at Monroe County Medical CenteR.    Yokley Trible is in charge of arrangements.


Billy Joe Sheffield, 67, died May 3, 2021 at Monroe County Medical Center.  Yokley Trible is in charge of arrangements.

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Twister touched down in Monroe County on Monday

May 4, 2021

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (KT) – While many Kentuckians were watching for severe weather to develop Monday night and Tuesday, there was a tornado that touched down in Monroe County on Monday morning. A survey performed by the National Weather Service office in Louisville confirmed there was a twister with peak winds…

20% of new cases involved people 18 or younger

May 4, 2021

By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Four major indicators of COVID-19 activity: new cases, deaths reported from local health departments, the state’s positivity rate, and hospitalizations, all rose on Tuesday, according to figures released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. A total of 776 new cases were reported to state…

Medina Spirit gives Baffert record 7th Kentucky Derby win

May 2, 2021

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Velazquez was in a familiar place, in the lead aboard Medina Spirit in the Kentucky Derby and holding off the stretch bid of three challengers. This time, Bob Baffert couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Medina Spirit won by a half-length on Saturday, giving…

Kentucky has started pandemic unemployment compensation

April 23, 2021

  By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance announced they have started paying extended Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation. In March 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES Act, providing new and expanded unemployment…

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    Tompkinsville City Cleanup

    9:00 am-12:00 pm

    PRIDE Spring Cleanup

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    Sumitomo Job Fair

    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Monroe Co Wellness Center
    160 Old Mulkey Road Tompkinsville Ky

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