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Fiscal Court to explore Splash Pad concept for County

“You never know if you don’t try,” declared Monroe County Judge-executive Mitchell Page to  Magistrates during a Fiscal Court meeting held on Wednesday, Jan. 15. During that meeting,  he opened up a discussion on building a Splash Pad in Monroe County. He noted that he wanted to be very clear that it was only a…

Another arrest made in connection with murder case

A son is now lodged in Barren County Detention Center alongside his mother, who faces a charge of murder. James Eric Forrest, 34, of Tompkinsville, was arrested on  Wednesday, Jan. 15, by Tompkinsville Police Officer Ricky Shirley. Forrest is charged with assault in connection with a case that eventually lead to the death of Murrel…

WORLD WAR I VETERAN INFORMATION SOUGHT FOR BICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT

  The Monroe County Bicentennial Committee has announced that they are in search of World War I veteran biographies and era artifacts, such as uniforms, medals, pictures, newspaper clippings, letters and weapons, to be used in an exhibit in April. For more information, contact Sheila at 270-487-8481.    

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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…

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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Another arrest made in connection with murder case

A son is now lodged in Barren County Detention Center alongside his mother, who faces a charge of murder. James Eric Forrest, 34, of Tompkinsville, was arrested on  Wednesday, Jan. 15, by Tompkinsville Police Officer Ricky Shirley. Forrest is charged with assault in connection with a case that eventually lead to the death of Murrel…

WORLD WAR I VETERAN INFORMATION SOUGHT FOR BICENTENNIAL EXHIBIT

  The Monroe County Bicentennial Committee has announced that they are in search of World War I veteran biographies and era artifacts, such as uniforms, medals, pictures, newspaper clippings, letters and weapons, to be used in an exhibit in April. For more information, contact Sheila at 270-487-8481.    

Big Blue Drive-Thru set to open in Tompkinsville by mid-February

It’s hard not to notice the new business being constructed on the corner of Main and Carmen Streets in Tompkinsville. Many residents have been wondering just what the big blue building is standing on the corner. If you are a Kentucky fan — like owner  James Key— the Wildcat blue will grab your attention immediately.…

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