STORM SPOTTER CLASS TO BE HELD IN CELINA, TENN.

A storm spotter training class will be held at the Celina Community Center, located at 145 Cordell Hull Drive, in Celina, Tenn., on Thursday, Sept 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. This severe weather SKYWARN spotter training class is FREE and all ages are welcome. Attendees will learn the basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of…

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EXTENSION OFFICE TO OFFER COOKING CLASS DURING FALL BREAK

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s Super Star Chef Camp, a cooking class for youth, will be held from Tuesday, Oct. 2 to Thursday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Monroe County Cooperative Extension office, for youth ages 9 to 18. No previous cooking skills are required for the free program. Participants are…

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Plans announced for Roller Coaster

It’s almost Roller Coaster time!  The oldest and most authentic marathon yard sale — the 33rd annual Roller Coaster Yard Sale begins on Thursday, Oct. 4 and continues through Saturday, Oct. 6. The event, stretching over 150 miles across  eight counties — Monroe, Barren, Cumberland, Metcalfe and Clinton in Kentucky and Clay, Overton and Pickett…

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Autumn Fest to possibly return in October

Plans are now underway to bring back the Gamaliel Autumn Fest, an event that has been held in years past, but dropped off over the years due to a lack of participation. Several community members met recently to discuss the possibility of bringing the festival back, and are now preparing for the event. A Facebook…

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Birthday contest winner announced

The winner of our Facebook Birthday contest and an online subscription to the Tompkinsville News, for the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, is ************************************************************************************* Drum roll ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* Ina Elmore, who had her birthday on Sept 17. She posted her birthday. Send a message to Monroe County Press or come by…

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A peek inside Tompkinsville’s newest grocery

Below are a few pictures from Tompkinsville’s newest grocery, Mark’s Hometown Foods. The store, located at the previous Save a Lot location, is now open.  More items may be added and improvements made as employees adjust to customer needs.      

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Scenes from the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall viewing

Below are scenes from the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall viewing which is ongoing at City Park until Sunday. This event is free and open to the public. When entering the park, the entrance to the display is on the left in the circle drive that locals commonly refer to as the “place to feed the…

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