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District tourney, 40 years ago…There’s a pirate on that Gamaliel bench!

The GHS bench erupts as the horn sounds to finalize a 57-54 Tiger win, securing a spot in the 4th Region Tournament. It was March 1979 and although Survivors number one hit “Eye of the Tiger” was four years in the future, the eye of the tiger basketball was evident in this late 70s photo…

End of the Year dinner held by Fountain Run Commission

Frankie Hunt was named the 2018 Fountain Run Firefighter of the Year during a special dinner held last week. Fountain Run City Commissioners, fire department members, special guests from the Austin Tracy Fire Department, Mayor Larry Shaw and other city employees and their families met at the Fountain Run Community Center on Monday, Feb. 11,…

“Dearly Departed” to be presented by local Theater troupe

By: Terry Simpson Stepping into the Monroe Youth Theatre recently was a bit of a shock — as a coffin, yes, a coffin, was front and center of the stage. Add to that strange fact that some rather “country” accented voices were coming from behind it — it looked like a funeral home had appeared…


“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.  


Samuel Russell Halloran

Samuel Russell Halloran, 68, of Cave City, formerly of Tompkinsville, passed away Friday, Feb.8, at his residence. No services will be held. More details will be published in the coming week’s of the Tompkinsville News.

Wanda Gay (Smith) Dyer

Wanda Gay (Smith) Dyer, 69, Tompkinsville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, at her home.   Funeral Services will be held at Red Hill Holiness Church, 1322 Harlans Cross Road, at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Visitation is Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 2 to 8 p.m., at Red Hill Holiness Church and Wednesday, Feb. 6, from…

James Carmon “Tubby” Killmon

James Carmon “Tubby” Killmon, 79, Summer Shade, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, at Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Visitation is Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb, 6, from  6 to 11 a.m., at Yokley Trible Funeral…

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Valentine’s Day story hour held at library

The William B. Harlan Memorial Library held a special story hour for preschool aged children on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with special guest and Monroe County Extension Agent Jamille Hawkins. The “love-themed” story hour, focusing on the Valentines Day holiday, included crafts and snacks for all attendees. Children, moms and grandmothers gathered around a small table…


A motor coach trip to Washington, D.C., with pick ups in Tompkinsville, is being planned for Oct. 7 to 11, to tour the Nation’s Capital, with several historical stops. An escort will always be with the group and luggage will be delivered to and from hotel rooms. Call now to reserve your spot as these…

Terry’s List for the weekend of Feb. 15. 16 and 17

A color by number event, featuring a Valentine’s Day picture, will be held at the library in Glasgow all weekend. “Romance at the Rails” will be held in Bowling Green on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 4:45 p.m. A Spring Fishing Classic, featuring seminars and kids activities will be held at Cabela’s in Bowling Green…


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