Area News

“When have you taken a walk in the park?”

By Shelia Rush There has been a lot of excitement at Old Mulkey recently! It began when we received and installed four new benches in the playground recently. I know new benches don’t sound very exciting, but these aren’t just any old benches. These benches are made from recycled tires collected right here in the…

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Watermelon drop at airport and Nashville artist to headline nightly concert at annual festival

  A “watermelon drop” will be held during the 40th Anniversary Monroe County Watermelon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. With the annual Tompkinsville-Monroe County Airport “Fly-in” being held in conjunction with the Watermelon Festival, visitors are invited to “Fly in” and visit the festival and area during the holiday. During the event, anyone can sign…

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Tompkinsville Police Department holds fundraisers

The Tompkinsville Police Department held their “Cram the Cruiser“ event in conjunction with the “Shop-with-a-Cop” Softball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 3. The cruiser event, which partners with Walmart and the Monroe County Board of Education to collect donations of school supplies, kicked off with local Modern Woodmen group, represented by Beth Thompson, donating $500 in school…

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A new crop pops up across Monroe County

By: Terry Simpson Farmers are trying out a new crop all across the country and Monroe County is no exception — welcome hemp. Driving along Fountain Run Road on the outskirts of Gamaliel, two fields of the new crop line each side of the scenic drive — causing quite a bit of interest. At first…

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BRANSTETTER PARK TO HOLD HOMECOMING AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

The 93rd annual Branstetter Park Homecoming and Music Festival, featuring music, games for children starting at 1 p.m., arts and crafts and concessions will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24. Sunday, Aug. 25, will feature a worship service at 10 a.m, a potluck at 12 noon and a singing in the afternoon. The park is…

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The Case for Spay and Neuter

In three years, one four-month old un-spayed and one un-neutered male dog can produce 512 dogs — and their feline counterparts can produce 382 cats in the same amount of time. Just by those figures alone, a case can be made for having your pets spayed and neutered. There are also many other benefits to…

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Animal control contract approved with Allen County by Fiscal Court

Monroe County will be resolving an ongoing issue while saving thousands of dollars, Magistrates learned at a special called meeting of the Fiscal Court on Monday, July 29. “This is one of the best things that has ever happened to the county. I am proud of the Monroe County Animal Welfare group and Red’s Rescue…

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Old fashion texting … Old Mulkey-style

Would you believe me if I told you there was a faster way to communicate than texting? Probably not! But it does exists. And not only does it exist, but it has been around for many years — well before anyone ever heard of a text message. Dennis Martin, Evansville, Ind., who recently visited Old…

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