Area Sports

The “Big Boy’s Blades Knife Show” goes Facebook viral

By: Terry Simpson Driving out in the middle of nowhere (also known as Sulphur Lick), you may not expect to find much of anything. Yet, recently, cutting across country roads, you may have come across a site that could be seen for miles — a big white house and two multicolored houses sitting atop a…

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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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ANNUAL RIVER RACE RESHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 15

The seventh annual Gamaliel Lions Club River Race will be held Saturday, June 15, near Gamaliel. The annual event features different categories for those ‘racing’ down the East Fork Creek and into the Barren River, with prizes and fun planned throughout the day at the finish line. Registration will be from 10 a.m. until 12…

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES OUTLINED

Library Camp The Summer Reading program at the Library  kicks off  Monday, June 3 with ages 7-12 meeting from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, and children under seven meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Drama Camp The annual Monroe Youth Theatre (MYT) Summer Camp, featuring crafts, the basics of drama, storytelling and a theatrical production…

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YOUTH FALCON FOOTBALL CAMP TO BE HELD

The annual Falcon Youth Football Camp, for students going into grades K-8, will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4 at Darrell Carter Stadium, from 8 to 11:30 a.m., with registration at 7:30 a.m., on Monday. The cost is $30 and includes four meals and a t-shirt.    

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Little league soccer program begins

The Monroe County Family Wellness Center little league soccer program began with a free clinic on Saturday, May 25, for boys and girls. Games will start on Saturday, June 1, and will be held in the field between the middle school and high school.    

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Interviews and appointment of MCHS principal underway

The Monroe County School District Site Based Council, a group of parents and teachers nominated and elected by the school community, is currently meeting (Thursday, May 2) to interview applicants and appoint a new principal of Monroe County High School for the 2019-2020 school year, after the upcoming retirement of Max Petett. Members, clockwise from…

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Those “Bs” will sting you… Lady Falcons knock out home runs

A first home run is something you will never forget. From the crack of the bat to the roar of the crowd to that little voice inside your head screaming “RUN” it will stay with you for years. Monroe County High School softball player freshman Brooklyn Brownlee experienced that euphoric feeling for the first time…

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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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