A special visitor arrives at Bicentennial event

A Bald Eagle soared over Gamaliel Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 21, as members of the community met to bury a time capsule as part of the Bicentennial ceremonies. The crowd watched as it perched in a nearby tree, as it seemed to be watching history be made at that moment. Gamaliel Cemetery representative Chad Comer,…

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GES Students participate in Bicentennial Time Capsule project

Fifth grade students at Gamaliel Elementary, along with their teachers, community members, Mayor Bob Greer, members of the Bicentennial committee and Gamaliel Cemetery representative Chad Comer, met at the entrance to the Gamaliel Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 21, to bury a time capsule as part of the ongoing year-long Bicentennial celebration. Comer, Greer, Bicentennial Committee…

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Fiscal Court to explore Splash Pad concept for County

“You never know if you don’t try,” declared Monroe County Judge-executive Mitchell Page to  Magistrates during a Fiscal Court meeting held on Wednesday, Jan. 15. During that meeting,  he opened up a discussion on building a Splash Pad in Monroe County. He noted that he wanted to be very clear that it was only a…

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Another arrest made in connection with murder case

A son is now lodged in Barren County Detention Center alongside his mother, who faces a charge of murder. James Eric Forrest, 34, of Tompkinsville, was arrested on  Wednesday, Jan. 15, by Tompkinsville Police Officer Ricky Shirley. Forrest is charged with assault in connection with a case that eventually lead to the death of Murrel…

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WORLD WAR I VETERAN INFORMATION SOUGHT FOR BICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT

  The Monroe County Bicentennial Committee has announced that they are in search of World War I veteran biographies and era artifacts, such as uniforms, medals, pictures, newspaper clippings, letters and weapons, to be used in an exhibit in April. For more information, contact Sheila at 270-487-8481.    

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RED DRESS GALA TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Tickets for the annual Red Dress Gala, a volunteer recognition event with a catered meal and guest speaker, are now on sale at the Monroe County Economic Development Center, located at 202 N. Magnolia Street, in Tompkinsville, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Gala will be held on…

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Birthday/anniversary contest winner announced

The winner of our Facebook Birthday/Anniversary contest for the week of Jan. 19 to 25 is ************************************************************************************* Drum roll   ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* Brenda Watson who celebrated her 12th Anniversary on Jan. 19

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Big Blue Drive-Thru set to open in Tompkinsville by mid-February

It’s hard not to notice the new business being constructed on the corner of Main and Carmen Streets in Tompkinsville. Many residents have been wondering just what the big blue building is standing on the corner. If you are a Kentucky fan — like owner  James Key— the Wildcat blue will grab your attention immediately.…

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Petett named as MCHS Head Football Coach

For almost as long as there has been a Monroe County High School football team – John Petett has been involved — first as a player, then as an assistant coach, then as the head coach for 12 years. Petett, who stepped back from the lead role four years ago, was tagged to take back…

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