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Birthday/anniversary winner announced

The winner of our Facebook Birthday contest and an online subscription to the Tompkinsville News, for the week of Aug. 25 to 31… ************************************************************************************* Drum roll ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************       Shawn and Christy Kelley, who celebrated their wedding anniversary on Sept. 10. It was posted by Terri Kerberg.

Benefit events held for local families over the weekend

By: Terry Simpson Monroe Countians are the first to come together when friends, family or a neighbor needs help. This past weekend was no exception as two benefits were held for several residents who are suffering from cancer. Weeks of planning have gone into these events to help with expenses incurred through the honorees fights…

A district championship for the “South Siders” just in the nick of time

It was unknown at the time, but when Sonny Oliphant’s (Coach O) baseball Tigers captured the 16th District title in 1984, they barely beat the bell as consolidation was to come just a year later. The championship for GHS was the first since the early 60s when the Tigers of Tommy Downing won the old…



Come out to the soccer field in Gamaliel and meet the boys soccer team on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 p.m., with a scrimmage to be held at 11 a.m.    

School registration schedules announced

Gamaliel Elementary Paperwork days are July 22 and 24, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Open House is Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tompkinsville Elementary Paperwork days are July 15 and 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open House is Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Joe  Harrison Carter Elementary Paperwork days…

The “Big Boy’s Blades Knife Show” goes Facebook viral

By: Terry Simpson Driving out in the middle of nowhere (also known as Sulphur Lick), you may not expect to find much of anything. Yet, recently, cutting across country roads, you may have come across a site that could be seen for miles — a big white house and two multicolored houses sitting atop a…



A community bar-b-que will be held at Lifeline Home Health Care, on Friday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is to show appreciation to the community. Blood pressure checks, informational displays, free drawings and prizes and free bar-b-que will be available.

Area News

Youth related here killed in murder-suicide incident near Nashville

Monday morning, Sept. 9, Monroe Countians woke up to shocking news as the story about a murder/suicide from the night before hit close to home. The six year-old child killed the night before in Hermitage (Tenn.) was Ty Dodson, the grandson of Teddy and Teresa Dodson of Tompkinsville. Ty, his maternal grandmother and her husband…

Community Day held at Tompkinsville City Park

The 2019 Milltown/Harlan Heights Community Day was held on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Tompkinsville City Park. A meal of bar-b-que and side dishes was served, and bouncy houses and a water slide were available for the children. Several people attended the free annual event which is made possible through fund raisers held throughout the…

Thurman participates in American Legion program

Teens these days stay very busy and Monroe County High School senior Kennedy Thurman is no exception. If she is not performing in the band, she is on stage with the Monroe Youth Theater, volunteering or participating in school clubs such as the Young republicans Club. She recently also had the opportunity to participate in…


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