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Thespian Society induction ceremony held

By: Terry Simpson Seven Monroe County High School students were inducted into the National Thespian Society on Wednesday, Jan. 9, with a ceremony held in their honor at the high school. To be eligible for lifetime Thespian membership, students in grades nine through twelve must attend a school with an active Thespian troupe and complete…

Roast held for Blanche (Bushong) Trimble

A Roast was held for Blanche (Bushong) Trimble, publisher of the Tompkinsville News, on Saturday, Jan. 19, in honor of her years of service to Monroe County. She was also awarded a key to the city by Mayor Scotty Turner.

Winner of birthday/anniversary contest announced

The winner of our Facebook Birthday contest and an online subscription to the Tompkinsville News, for the week of Jan. 13 to 19 ************************************************************************************* Drum roll ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************       Jr and Nelda Deckard, who celebrated their 57th anniversary Jan. 13. Send a message to Monroe County Press or come by the…


“Friday nights are for the birds”

By: Terry Simpson Monroe County Falcon fans adorn themselves with many different styles of blue and white attire when they head out to support whichever choice of sport they are attending, but one woman’s shirt stood out at the high school’s first home football game of the season on Friday, Aug. 31. The shirt proclaimed,…

Scenes from the Watermelon Festival children’s games

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival children’s games. Watch the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News for winners.  

Scenes from the Watermelon Festival Cruise-in

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival Cruise-in.  


Joseph Robert Miller

Joseph Robert Miller, 21,Tompkinsville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17,  at his residence in Tompkinsville, . Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m., at Strode Funeral Home in. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 3 to 8 p.m., and after 7:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 23, until time of…

Lenora (Long) Rumble

Lenora (Long) Rumble, 92, Tompkinsville, passed away Monday, Janu. 14, at Signature Health Care of Monroe County. Lenora was born on July 15, 1926, a daughter of the late Mary Clifford (Marrs) and Beldon Long.   Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1p.m., on Friday, January 18. Visitation is Friday, Jan.…

Wilodean “Dean” Turner

Wilodean “Dean” Turner, 81, Gamaliel, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, at Signature Health Care of Monroe County.   Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1 p.m., with visitation until the time of service, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home.  

Area News

Presentation held to bring awareness to the Tompkinsville-Monroe County Airport

Below are scenes from a presentation held Tuesday, Jan. 15, to bring awareness to the airport. Watch the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News for the full story.  

Your opinion: Readers reflect on search efforts

(Editor’s note: As Monroe County pulled together to help the family of Leah Carter this past week as they searched for six days, social media exploded with posts concerning the search. We felt it very important to document and share those with our readers. ) I may not have been born and raised in Gamaliel,…

Search teams locate body of missing woman swept away by flood waters

“Paid in full,” that’s what Regional Emergency Management Director Emory Kidd said, pointing the cost of the six-day search for the body of Leah Carter. Leah Carter, just days short of her 20th birthday, was traveling in her white Saturn down Lyons Road when her car was swept off the Earl and Larry Lyons Bridge…


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    "Sons of the Pioneers" concert

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Donoho Hotel
    500 East Main Street Red Boiling Springs, Tn.

    Proceeds from the concert and meal goes to Red Boiling Heritage Museum Fund.

    Information and tickets purchased from Step Back in Time in Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.

    Call 615-388-3046

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    Research Room for Historical and Genealogical Society

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Monroe County Courthouse
    200 N Main St Tompkinsville, Ky

    Research room is opened each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12

    Other times available by appointment only.

    Research Room is located on the second floor of the Courthouse.

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    THS Class of 1967

    2:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Southern Grace Barn
    635 Meredith Creek Rd Hestand, Kentucky 42151

    50-year class reunion

    Contact 270-427-7715  270-427-0339