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A list of upcoming events to be held throughout the coming weeks

Are you looking for things to do during these long cold days of winter? We have found a few things of interest that will be coming up in the following weeks. We always publish a list of things to do on the weekends and as always our announcement section in the paper and on our…

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…

Sports

“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.  

Obituaries

Lisa Jo (Bell) Rue

Lisa Jo (Bell) Rue, 57, Gamaliel, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, at Signature Health Care of Monroe County.   Memorial Services will be held at at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 19. Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m., at Yokley Trible Funeral Home.…

Calvin C. Clements

Calvin C. Clements, 89, Tompkinsville passed away Monday, Jan. 7,  at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Jan.10, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial following in the Clementsville Cemetery in Clay County, Tenn.

Judy Faye (Tooley) Biggerstaff

Judy Faye (Tooley) Biggerstaff, 64, of Tompkinsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 13. Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Sunday, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Yokley Trible…

Area News

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…

RED DRESS GALA TO BE HELD

The fourth annual Red Dress Gala, an event created to give the community and civic organizations an opportunity to recognize volunteers in a public and fitting manner while paying tribute to the efforts of Dr. James Carter and his endeavors to see the Monroe County History Museum become a reality, will be held on Thursday,…

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