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Battle of the Bands

By: Terry Simpson Could that be the drummer from 1998 and the tuba player from 1996 and look, there is a clarinetist from 1980—but wait, that is the current tuba player of today, a junior at Monroe County High School, there alongside them and the band seems to have doubled in size. If you attended…

Valentine’s Day story hour held at library

The William B. Harlan Memorial Library held a special story hour for preschool aged children on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with special guest and Monroe County Extension Agent Jamille Hawkins. The “love-themed” story hour, focusing on the Valentines Day holiday, included crafts and snacks for all attendees. Children, moms and grandmothers gathered around a small table…

Birthday/anniversary contest winner announced

The winner of our Facebook Birthday contest and an online subscription to the Tompkinsville News, for the week of Feb. 10 to Feb. 16 is ************************************************************************************* Drum roll ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************       Ali Reighann Smith, who had her during this week. It was posted by Linda White.   Send a message to Monroe County…

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

A special Terry’s Valentines Day List

A special Valentines Day list to help plan dates for Thursday, Feb. 14, including the few days before and the weekend after. Make your plans now as some of these events require tickets and are selling out fast. My top picks (and this was hard because it all sounds like so much fun!) for the kids…

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…

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