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Metal detectors to be installed

Monroe County High and Monroe County Middle School facilities will soon have walk-through metal detectors, after the purchase and installation was approved by Board of Education members at the monthly meeting held on Thursday, Nov. 8. During the meeting, hosted at Carter Elementary, Board members approved installing metal detectors at both the middle and high…

Honoring the past

Members of the James Chism American Legion Post 122 of Tompkinsville held a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site on Saturday, Nov. 10. The event was held in honor of Veterans Day, with veterans and community members present for the ceremony. Veterans (from right) Bobby Dale Boyles, Norman Clarkson and Richard…


Homecoming Parade nearing start

Monroe County High School students are getting ready for the parade. It will start at approximately 12:30 p.m., heading down Main, onto Celina Rd., to TES and circling back to the high school.  

Homecoming activities now ongoing

Homecoming festivities kicked off tonight with the annual bonfire at the stadium. The parade is tomorrow at 12:30 p.m., down Main St., and onto Celina Rd. The game is tomorrow night at 7 p.m., with the Homecoming Queen to be crowned during halftime.

“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,…


Velma Denham Lyon

Velma Denham Lyon, 89, of Louisville, formerly of Tompkinsville, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 12 noon, at the Strode Funeral Home, with Bro. Kevin Lyon officiating the funeral service. Burial will follow in the Monroe County…

Nita Louise (Rowland) Hammer

Nita Louise (Rowland) Hammer, 86, Glasgow, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, while in the company of family members at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Visitation is Tuesday, Nov. 13, fromĀ 1 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6…

Willa Dean Mcpherson

Willla Dean McPherson, 80, Louisville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at her residence. A graveside service will be conducted at Monroe Memorial Lawn in Tompkinsville on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 12 noon. Burial will follow in the Monroe County Memorial Lawn. Bro. Darrick Proffitt will officiate the funeral service. Visitation will be held at…

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A community Thanksgiving potluck will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m., at the Christian Life Center, at the Fountain Run First Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Terry’s Christmas List

Christmas activities have already started around the area so a list has been compiled. It will be added to as more events are announced throughout the month so check back often. These are not listed in any particular order. Christmas on Main will be held on Nov. 30, at 4 p.m., with the parade at…


The Barren County Extension Homemakers Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Barren County Extension office, located at 1463 West Main St., in Glasgow. Specialty gift items, stocking stuffers and various household items will be available.


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