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A patchwork of memories

By: Terry Simpson The courtroom in the Monroe County Courthouse doesn’t see much use anymore, but as the dreary weather last week moved in, on Thursday, June 5, the courtroom was transformed into a kaleidoscope of color as the sixth annual Celebration of Quilts and Quilting kicked off for the weekend. With the weather forecasted…

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Scenes from the Gamaliel Elementary School field trip to Limited Edition Dairy

Gamaliel Elementary S.T.A.R.S. (the after school and summer program)visited the Limited Edition Dairy on Wednesday, June 5. The event was hosted by owner and operators of the Dairy, Evans Wright, his daughter Aubrey, and her husband Nathan York and granddaughter, Remi.  Below are scenes from the event. Watch the coming weeks editions of the Tompkinsville News for…

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Gold Brick Memories

From the time I walked out of Marrs’ Gymnasium on May 27, 1971 — (with a signed – thank goodness) diploma in hand — I left with a dream of returning to THS and bringing a baseball district title back to my alma mater. When I asked around about the last district won by the…

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MCHS hallways to “sport” a new look

Monroe County High School is looking a bit different these days with the plain gray walls being transformed into bright Falcon blues — along with bright yellows, reds and a few other colors thrown in to make the walls pop. A huge “MC” lines one wall while a cub, a tiger and a cardinal (all…

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Just out ridin’ around

Residents of Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County were recently treated to wagon ride around the Tompkinsville courthouse square as a part of National Nursing Home Week celebrations. During the week-long event, the staff of Signature held a different themed day with activities on each with Thursday, May 16 designated as “western day,” leading to the…

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Boxes provided for proper disposal of official flag

By: Terry Simpson Did you know that a flag must be burnt when it becomes too tattered to fly? Of course, this task needs to be completed in the correct way according to flag etiquette, which begins with the retirement of the flag. The United States Flag Code, Title 4, section 8 states that “The…

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It’s a Pink Out

Pink — and lots of it. That is what the normally navy-blue clad Lady Falcons sported at their home softball game against the Metcalfe County Hornets on Tuesday, May 14. From their socks to the bows in their hair, with pink streaks adorning their cheeks, the girls were set to win their 20th game. Why…

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Ten years and a million miles

By: Terry Simpson Roughly ten years ago a friendship was formed, and it is one of those that will go down in history as if it were marked in stone. Genealogy buffs Connie (Hughes) Goodman and Crystal (Todd) Neal met all those years ago and instantly clicked. The ladies found each other wondering if they…

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