Gamaliel Elementary receives national honors

Two. Only two of Kentucky’s 1,568 schools in 194 Districts were selected as a nationally “Distinguished” school — and Gamaliel Elementary was one. Each year the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators honors two Kentucky schools as “National ESEA Distinguished Schools” and representatives from Gamaliel Elementary and Monroe County Schools traveled to Kansas City,…

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Monroe County tour group visits Niagara Falls and Henry Ford Museum

A group of forty people from Monroe County and the surrounding areas boarded a motor coach en route to Niagra Falls, Canada, for a 5-day tourist trip on June 25. The motor coach group would travel through five states, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania, plus Windsor and Toronto in Ontario, Canada. In Toledo,…

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Love is in the air…Valentines Day is coming

By: Terry Simpson Love is in the air in downtown Tompkinsville this week as local store-fronts have decorated in reds and pinks for the upcoming Valentine’s holiday to be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day, also known as St. Valentine’s Day, the day sweethearts express affection with cards and gifts, has origins in the…

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Monroe County weather follows predicition…maybe?

By: Terry Simpson The saying, “If you don’t like Kentucky’s weather, just wait until tomorrow,” usually holds pretty true and this past week was no exception. While everyone prepared for the annual “Groundhog Day,” to get Punxsutawney Phil’s take on the roller coaster of weather that the county has been experiencing, Monroe Countians were battling…

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Birthday/anniversary contest winner announced

The winner of our Facebook Birthday contest and an online subscription to the Tompkinsville News, for the week of Feb. 3 to Feb. 9 is ************************************************************************************* Drum roll ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************       David Stinson, who had his birthday on Feb. 3rd. It was posted by Jennifer David Stinson. Send a message to…

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Terry’s List for the weekend of Feb. 8, 9 and 10

My top picks are the Fairy tale meet and greet and dinner in Edmonton or the Crappie Madness at Cabela’s for the kids; the chili cook-off at the Harley Davidson Dealership or the Power Wheels Derby for the guys and the wedding dress show for the girls.

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A special Terry’s Valentines Day List

A special Valentines Day list to help plan dates for Thursday, Feb. 14, including the few days before and the weekend after. Make your plans now as some of these events require tickets and are selling out fast. My top picks (and this was hard because it all sounds like so much fun!) for the kids…

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SINGING VALENTINES NOW OFFERED

Looking for something different for your Valentine? Caveman Chorus is now offering several options. Hire one of our quartets dressed in tuxes to sing to your sweetheart and have a personalized card delivered from you, as well as a rose and a box of chocolates. For more information call 270-783-1032 or go to CavemanChorus.org.

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NEW 4-H SEWING PROJECT TO BEGIN

A 4-H sewing project, instructed by Carol S. Wheeler, is now being planned.  Wheeler is available on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings to work with interested boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 18. The project would begin with the Unit 1 Clothing Option: shorts, pants or skirt with casing waistline (elastic and/or…

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