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Birthday/anniversary winner announced

The winner of our Facebook Birthday contest and an online subscription to the Tompkinsville News, for the week of Aug. 25 to 31… ************************************************************************************* Drum roll ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************       Shawn and Christy Kelley, who celebrated their wedding anniversary on Sept. 10. It was posted by Terri Kerberg.

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Benefit events held for local families over the weekend

By: Terry Simpson Monroe Countians are the first to come together when friends, family or a neighbor needs help. This past weekend was no exception as two benefits were held for several residents who are suffering from cancer. Weeks of planning have gone into these events to help with expenses incurred through the honorees fights…

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Fountain Run Commission appoints new commissioner to fill vacancy

A new Fountain Run City Commissioner has been named and was sworn in during Monday night’s regular meeting on Sept. 8. Former Commissioner Bob McCabe Face Timed with the Commission and resigned as he was unable to attend the meeting. He expressed that he would miss his position and appreciated the opportunity, but as he…

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Autumn Festival plans heard by Gamaliel City Commission

It is once again nearing time for the Gamaliel Autumn Fest, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Gamaliel, Commissioners learned during the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 8. Commissioners approved a $500 donation to the festival committee and agreed to pay the fees associated with providing the use of the Jackson…

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Youth related here killed in murder-suicide incident near Nashville

Monday morning, Sept. 9, Monroe Countians woke up to shocking news as the story about a murder/suicide from the night before hit close to home. The six year-old child killed the night before in Hermitage (Tenn.) was Ty Dodson, the grandson of Teddy and Teresa Dodson of Tompkinsville. Ty, his maternal grandmother and her husband…

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Terry’s List for the weekend of Sept. 13, 14 and 15

Free BBQ to be held on Friday in Tompkinsville. https://www.tompkinsvillenews.com/2019/09/11/lifeline-home-health-to-hold-community-bbq/   A truck pull to raise funds for the Backpack Program will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m., in Tompkinsville. https://www.facebook.com/events/2246124168832051/   A dance will be held in Mt. Hermon on Saturday. The Center is now smoke free. https://www.tompkinsvillenews.com/2019/09/11/dance-to-be-held-at-mt-hermon-14/   Community Yard Sale to…

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DANCE TO BE HELD AT MT. HERMON

A dance, featuring “The Skahls,” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Mt. Hermon Community Center. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for children ages 4-10. Concessions will be available. The building is now smoke free.  

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Community Day held at Tompkinsville City Park

The 2019 Milltown/Harlan Heights Community Day was held on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Tompkinsville City Park. A meal of bar-b-que and side dishes was served, and bouncy houses and a water slide were available for the children. Several people attended the free annual event which is made possible through fund raisers held throughout the…

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Thurman participates in American Legion program

Teens these days stay very busy and Monroe County High School senior Kennedy Thurman is no exception. If she is not performing in the band, she is on stage with the Monroe Youth Theater, volunteering or participating in school clubs such as the Young republicans Club. She recently also had the opportunity to participate in…

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