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Gamaliel Elementary receives national honors

Two. Only two of Kentucky’s 1,568 schools in 194 Districts were selected as a nationally “Distinguished” school — and Gamaliel Elementary was one. Each year the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators honors two Kentucky schools as “National ESEA Distinguished Schools” and representatives from Gamaliel Elementary and Monroe County Schools traveled to Kansas City,…

Monroe County tour group visits Niagara Falls and Henry Ford Museum

A group of forty people from Monroe County and the surrounding areas boarded a motor coach en route to Niagra Falls, Canada, for a 5-day tourist trip on June 25. The motor coach group would travel through five states, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania, plus Windsor and Toronto in Ontario, Canada. In Toledo,…

Love is in the air…Valentines Day is coming

By: Terry Simpson Love is in the air in downtown Tompkinsville this week as local store-fronts have decorated in reds and pinks for the upcoming Valentine’s holiday to be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day, also known as St. Valentine’s Day, the day sweethearts express affection with cards and gifts, has origins in the…

Sports

Scenes from the Watermelon Festival Marble Tournament

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival Marble Tournament. Watch for winners to be posted in the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News.    

Scenes from the Watermelon Festival Horseshoe Tournamnet

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival Horseshoe Tournament. Watch for winners to be posted in the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News.  

Obituaries

Marion Odell “J.R.” Roland, Jr.

Marion Odell “J.R.” Roland, Jr., 65, Tompkinsville, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, at Medical Center of Bowling Green.   Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Visitation is Monday, Feb. 4, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., at…

Ollie Mae Walker

Ollie Mae Walker, 104, of Ham and Honey Rd., in Tompkinsville, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, at Signature Health Care of Monroe County.   Funeral Services were held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home on Monday, Feb. 4, with burial in Walker Family Cemetery. More details are published in the Tompkinsville News.

James Richard Gearlds

James Richard Gearlds, 67, Tompkinsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, at his residence.   Funeral Services were held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, on Saturday, Feb. 2, with burial in the Harlan Cross Roads Cemetery. More details will be published in the Tompkinsville News.

Area News

Spotlighting 4-H volunteer Sheila (Jobe) Rush

Sheila Rush has been involved in 4-H for 46 years this year. She joined the Mt. Hermon 4-H Club in 1973. She says, “doing so had a huge impact on the person I am today. It taught me how to conduct a business meeting, to speak in front of a crowd, to step outside of…

Local Walmart celebrates 20th anniversary

If you walked into Walmart on Monday, Jan. 28, around 11 a.m., you were probably greeted by almost every employee in the store. Gathered near the produce section, several associates reminisced on years of memories shared in the building. A building which was not standing 20 years ago. Sunday, Jan. 27, was the official 20-year…

“Turkey Dynasty” growing in Monroe County shop

By Terry Simpson A new season of “Turkey Dynasty” — could it be? Wait… turkey? Isn’t it Duck Dynasty? “Duck Dynasty,” the television show based on a family who made it big with their duck call business in Louisiana, has become quite popular across the country. Yet, right here in Monroe County, we have the…

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