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Animal welfare program founded

By: Terry Simpson If there is one thing for sure about small towns, most people either long to live there or long to get away. Over the years, Tompkinsville has seen many youth grow up and move to bigger cities. Some never looking back, while others are drawn back to their home. There are those…

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Summer of ’64… 4-H Camp and FFA guitar pickers

Gold Brick Memories Memories of Tompkinsville High School articles by Ricky Miller The picture in a recent paper of those attending 4-H camp put me in mind of some pictures my sister took during her years at the Dawson Springs Camp in the mid-60s. I never attended that camp but instead went another hour-and-a-half into…

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Writers in the Park event held at Old Mulkey

By: Terry Simpson The magic of a new book is special — one shared by many of the visitors to the Writers in the Park event at Old Mulkey. The picnic tables at Old Mulkey State Meetinghouse were lined with books such as those on Saturday, June 15, at the second annual “Writers in the…

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Dairy — does a body (or a nose) good

By: Terry Simpson What do ice cream, string cheese, chocolate milk and cookies all have in common? Milk of course! But, where do we get it and why do we love it so much? Of course, the simple answer is it comes from cows, but there is so much more to it than that. In…

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“Mail Dog” sends neighborhood kids back to school

By: Terry Simpson While most everyone in Monroe County knew when the first day of school was — focused and ready to start their day, one local resident was a little bewildered this morning. Red Jones, AKA “Mail dog,” a canine resident of White St., in Tompkinsville, lives with his family Josh, Elizabeth, Austin and Tucker…

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The “Big Boy’s Blades Knife Show” goes Facebook viral

By: Terry Simpson Driving out in the middle of nowhere (also known as Sulphur Lick), you may not expect to find much of anything. Yet, recently, cutting across country roads, you may have come across a site that could be seen for miles — a big white house and two multicolored houses sitting atop a…

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