Area Breaking News

The latest happenings on Main Street

If you noticed the flashing blue lights, police cars, officers and crews armed with paint markers on Main St., around 8 to 9 p.m., tonight you may be wondering what is going on. Rest assured all is well in the downtown area. Crews are busy transforming the street for the upcoming Watermelon Festival to be…

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Watermelon Festival to be held this weekend

Monroe County’s national winners in Junior Beta Club competition this year have been invited to lead the 39th annual Watermelon Festival Parade on Saturday morning, Sept. 1. The Gamaliel Elementary entry “Snow White” in the Living Literature category was chosen national champion during the National Junior Beta Club convention in June, with TES placing seventh…

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Monroe County Fair Beauty Pageant winners announced

The Monroe County Fair Beauty Pageant winners were announced and identified in the fair booklet of the Aug. 16, Tompkinsville News. Those are still available at the office for anyone who would like a copy. Pictured below are scenes from the crownings of each category.

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New Monroe County Fire Station opens

A lot of talk has been going around the past few months about the new fire station being constructed in town, a building made possible by a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant which required the fiscal court to contribute a 15 percent match-a little more than $400,000.  The much awaited reveal was held recently, almost a…

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A “price less” Good Deed

Every so often we are reminded why we love Monroe County. This evening while a torrential rainfall drenched the town, we received one of those reminders. As our readers were on our webpage discussing the beautiful views the weather was providing, they wondered would a rainbow appear. And shortly thereafter, it did-metaphorically anyway, ending over…

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