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A peek inside Tompkinsville’s newest grocery

Below are a few pictures from Tompkinsville’s newest grocery, Mark’s Hometown Foods. The store, located at the previous Save a Lot location, is now open.  More items may be added and improvements made as employees adjust to customer needs.      

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Scenes from the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall viewing

Below are scenes from the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall viewing which is ongoing at City Park until Sunday. This event is free and open to the public. When entering the park, the entrance to the display is on the left in the circle drive that locals commonly refer to as the “place to feed the…

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Cash Express honors First Responders

In honor of local emergency personnel and first responders, Cash Express recently held a special recognition ceremony for 9/11. Each year, the business honors these volunteers, presenting each department with a gift. Shown below during the ceremony, (from left) are (front row) Christy Vibbert and Tiffany Short, both are Cash Express employees; Josh Page, Kentucky National…

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The Carriage House now taking reservations for rentals

Sunday afternoon may have been a bit of a dreary day, but for those attending the open house of Tompkinsville’s newest establishment, The Carriage House, it couldn’t have been more warm and welcoming. Stepping into the cozy home filled with the smell of fresh baked cookies and other light refreshments, guests were warmly greeted by…

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“Friday nights are for the birds”

By: Terry Simpson Monroe County Falcon fans adorn themselves with many different styles of blue and white attire when they head out to support whichever choice of sport they are attending, but one woman’s shirt stood out at the high school’s first home football game of the season on Friday, Aug. 31. The shirt proclaimed,…

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Local woman charged with arson at Columbia Trace

A local woman was arrested after she allegedly set her apartment on fire causing residents of Columbia Trace to flee in fear. Chasity Dawn Stephens, 40, lived in the Columbia Trace Apartments off Columbia Avenue, and she remains incarcerated at Barren County after Tompkinsville Police Officer Richard Shirley arrested her and charged her with arson…

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Investigation into animal deaths continues

When Sheriff Dale “Frog” Ford was called to the home of Eddie Ray and Janet Denton on Sunday morning, he never imagined the horror awaiting him. However, on Sunday morning, Sept. 2, around 7:45 a.m., he was notified of a situation and arrived on the scene to find three miniature horses with multiple lacerations across…

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