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Scenes from the Watermelon Festival children’s games

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival children’s games. Watch the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News for winners.  

Scenes from the Watermelon Festival Cruise-in

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival Cruise-in.  

Watermelon Festival Art Show held

Below are snapshots from the Watermelon Festival Art Show.  Watch the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News for winners.  


Donations are appreciated for Austin Rhoton who will participate in Kentucky Ambassador Music Tour

Austin Rhoton, son of Vanessa Craig Rhoton and Chris Rhoton, will participate with the 2018 Kentucky Ambassadors of Music Tour of Europe. Band directors across Kentucky nominated musicians based on outstanding musicianship, leadership and character. Nominations were then reviewed and students were selected by invitation only. The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music is an organization that…


The Molly Harlin Basketball Camp will be held on Wednesday, May 30 and Thursday, May 31, for boys and girls, grade K- 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  with k-2 dismissing at 12 noon. The $45 cost includes a t-shirt, breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact Clifton Hamilton at 270-487-5517 or Julie Nuckols…


The MCHS Football Team will be hosting a Youth Football Camp on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Darrell Carter Stadium for grades k-8. The cost is $30 which includes breakfast and lunch both days, as well as a t-shirt. Contact Billy Joe Murphy with any questions you may…


Willie Clifton Bow

Willie Clifton Bow, 74, Tompkinsville passed away Saturday at Signature Health Care of Monroe County. Funeral services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral  Home on Monday, July 9, at 10 a.m., with Burial to follow at Yokley Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday, July 8, from 3 to 8 p.m., and Monday, July 9, from 6…

Betty Lynn (Rich) Comer

Betty Lynne Rich Comer, 73, Gamaliel, passed away Wednesday, July 4,  unexpectedly at her residence. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 6, from 2 until 8 p.m., at Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel. Visitation will continue on Saturday, July 7, from 7:30 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m.

Robert Bedford Basket

Robert Bedford Baskett, 80, of Summer Shade, passed away Wednesday, June 27, at Medical Center of Bowling Green. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 2, at 1 p.m., at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Monroe County Memorial Lawn with military services being performed by Glasgow DAV Chapter 20. Visitation is…

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Free fishing weekend, no license required, will be observed in Kentucky on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, and on Saturday, June 9, in Tennessee.


BETHLEHEM METHODIST CHURCH  Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, May 27, at 11 a.m., at Bethlehem Methodist Church, with a special singing by the “Dandurand Family,” and the men’s choir. A fellowship potluck will follow. Bro. Benjie Blackwell will preach. BETHLEHEM CEMETERY  The Bethlehem Cemetery will hold Decoration Day on Saturday, May 26, and…

Sherrrif’s office requesting information

The Monroe County Sheriff’s office is currently looking for a stolen trailer that is described as a black 20 foot dual tandem flatbed gooseneck with 4 foot fold up ramps. It also has “Big Tex”  in yellow on the side,  a new wooden floor and a black tool box mounted on the front near the…


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