Area Breaking News

A special visitor arrives at Bicentennial event

A Bald Eagle soared over Gamaliel Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 21, as members of the community met to bury a time capsule as part of the Bicentennial ceremonies. The crowd watched as it perched in a nearby tree, as it seemed to be watching history be made at that moment. Gamaliel Cemetery representative Chad Comer,…

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GES Students participate in Bicentennial Time Capsule project

Fifth grade students at Gamaliel Elementary, along with their teachers, community members, Mayor Bob Greer, members of the Bicentennial committee and Gamaliel Cemetery representative Chad Comer, met at the entrance to the Gamaliel Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 21, to bury a time capsule as part of the ongoing year-long Bicentennial celebration. Comer, Greer, Bicentennial Committee…

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WORLD WAR I VETERAN INFORMATION SOUGHT FOR BICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT

  The Monroe County Bicentennial Committee has announced that they are in search of World War I veteran biographies and era artifacts, such as uniforms, medals, pictures, newspaper clippings, letters and weapons, to be used in an exhibit in April. For more information, contact Sheila at 270-487-8481.    

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Big Blue Drive-Thru set to open in Tompkinsville by mid-February

It’s hard not to notice the new business being constructed on the corner of Main and Carmen Streets in Tompkinsville. Many residents have been wondering just what the big blue building is standing on the corner. If you are a Kentucky fan — like owner  James Key— the Wildcat blue will grab your attention immediately.…

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LOCAL WOMAN CHARGED WITH MURDER

A Tompkinsville woman remains lodged in the Barren County Jail under a $250,000 cash bond charged with the murder of her boyfriend. Joanne (Goode) Tooley, 56, of Tompkinsville was charged with murder (domestic violence) after her boyfriend, Murrel Pruitt, 64, was found with multiple stab wounds. According to a press release from the Tompkinsville Police…

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Live Nativity featured by H.A.M Lodge

A live Nativity scene, featuring many of the barnyard animals said to have been present at the stables the night of Jesus’s birth, was held on Saturday, Dec. 21. The event, held each year in Bethlehem at the H.A.M Henderson Lodge, is a community favorite, and included a chili supper and auction. Bro. Gary Emberton…

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Food drive sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America chapter

Modern Woodmen representative Beth Thompson recently partnered with the Tompkinsville Police Department (TPD) in an effort to provide school supplies to area students in their “Cram the Cruiser” event. After that project, she decided to branch out to include additional projects. This Christmas she decided to partner once again with the TPD, with a goal…

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