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“Relaying” to bring awareness

By: Terry Simpson While the sky may have been dreadful, the bright colors shining from the Farmers Market on Saturday, May 11, would make you think you were staring straight into the sun. The rainy weather put a damper on the evening, as the 2019 Relay for Life kicked off its annual celebration and memorial…

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Graduation time — only 51 years late

By: Terry Simpson When the Monroe County High School Class of 2019 enters the gymnasium on Thursday night, May 23, one might notice one of the graduates that seems a little out of place — like 51 years out of place. Richard Ferguson, a disabled Vietnam Veteran, should have graduated from Tompkinsville High School in…

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Scenes from the Pink Out ballgame

Below are scenes from the Pink Out Relay For Life fundraiser held by the lady Falcon’s softball team on Tuesday, May 14. Watch the coming weeks editions of the Tompkinsville News for the full story. Pictures by Terry Simpson      

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Derby Day Breakfast

By: Terry Simpson Results of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Horse Race, held in Louisville on Saturday, May 4, may have been shocking this year with the winner being disqualified for the first time in history — but a clear winner was chosen here in Tompkinsville that same morning. Sunshine Homemaker Regina Lyons’s entry “Sunny” received…

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Knife show and sale held recently

Below are scenes from the Big Boy’s Blades Knife Show and Sale customer appreciation event, hosted by Mark Coulter and Cathy Owen,  held on Saturday, May 11. Watch the coming weeks editions of the Tompkinsville News for the full story.

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The Gamaliel-T-ville Rivalry… only tiny REMNANTS Remain

Gold Brick Memories Memories of Tompkinsville High School articles by Ricky Miller     I recently met Kirk Eakle on the straight stretch from the Sam Hagan curve. Kirk is what I refer to as a hybrid—one who either went to GHS or THS for some of their high school years and finished up at…

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Interviews and appointment of MCHS principal underway

The Monroe County School District Site Based Council, a group of parents and teachers nominated and elected by the school community, is currently meeting (Thursday, May 2) to interview applicants and appoint a new principal of Monroe County High School for the 2019-2020 school year, after the upcoming retirement of Max Petett. Members, clockwise from…

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