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Roast held for Blanche (Bushong) Trimble

A Roast was held for Blanche (Bushong) Trimble, publisher of the Tompkinsville News, on Saturday, Jan. 19, in honor of her years of service to Monroe County. She was also awarded a key to the city by Mayor Scotty Turner.

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Your opinion: Readers reflect on search efforts

(Editor’s note: As Monroe County pulled together to help the family of Leah Carter this past week as they searched for six days, social media exploded with posts concerning the search. We felt it very important to document and share those with our readers. ) I may not have been born and raised in Gamaliel,…

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Live Nativity held

By: Terry Simpson As many think the Christmas holidays have become more and more commercialized, and less and less Christ-inspired, you could be hard pressed to find signs of the true meaning of Christmas. That is, unless you live in our beloved Monroe County. We have something special here — way out in the middle…

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The 2nd annual Santa’s Christmas Blessing Dinner

Below are scenes from the second annual Santa’s Christmas Blessing Dinner, an event organized and held by volunteers throughout the community, at the National Guard Armory on Christmas Eve. For the full story and more events like this one make sure to check out the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News.

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“Turkey the Town”

By: Terry Simpson Ask people what they love about Monroe County, and most will tell you the generosity and caring nature of the population. Over the years we have seen so many acts of kindness and generosity in our little town, but no more than in the past few weeks with the holiday seasons underway.…

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