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Birthday and anniversary contest winner announced

The winner of our Facebook Birthday contest and an online subscription to the Tompkinsville News, for the week of  Jan. 6 to 12. ************************************************************************************* Drum roll ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************         Dwayne and Donna Gass who celebrated their 21st anniversary on Jan. 12. Send a message to Monroe County Press or come…

Terry’s List for the weekend of Jan. 11, 12 and 13

My top picks for this week are 1. the Jurassic Quest in Franklin, Tenn., it is almost a three hour drive and kinda pricey but it sounds really fun, esp. for dinosaur enthusiasts and 2. the free class at the library in Glasgow on making your own balloon animals. A dance will be held on…

National Thespian Society induction ceremony held

Scenes from the National Thespian Society Induction Ceremony held at the high school on Wednesday, Jan. 9, by the Drama Club. See the full story in the coming week’s Tompkinsville News.


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.  


Bill Morris High

Bill Morris High, 70, of Madisonville, formerly of Tompkinsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, at Hillside Manor in Madisonville. Funeral Service will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 10. Visitation is Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Thursday 6a.m. to 1 p.m., at Yokley Trible Funeral Home.…

Ervin Alex Tooley

Ervin Alex Tooley passed away peacefully from this life on January 3,  in Bowling Green,  at the Greenview Hospital. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family during the last days of his life. Funeral Service will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1 p.m.,  on Saturday, Jan. 12. Visitation is Friday,…

Calvin C. Clements

Calvin C. Clements, 89, of Tompkinsville passed away Monday, January 7,  at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m., at Strode Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Clementsville Cemetery in Clay County, Tenn. Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 4to 8 p.m.,…

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The Monroe County Bicentennial Promotions Committee is developing a timeline of significant events in the history of Monroe County. The timeline will be used on the Bicentennial webpage, in the official Bicentennial calendar and more. It will represent all the many communities of the county, from Akersville to Center Point, from Cyclone to Boles, and…

Community binds together to search for local woman swept away by flood waters

When New Year’s Eve began Monday, a local family and the community as a whole, had no indication how their world would turn upside down. But here, three days later and hundreds of volunteer hours later — Monroe County reels from the tragedy which occurred on Lyons Road. At 6:57 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31,…

Live Nativity held

By: Terry Simpson As many think the Christmas holidays have become more and more commercialized, and less and less Christ-inspired, you could be hard pressed to find signs of the true meaning of Christmas. That is, unless you live in our beloved Monroe County. We have something special here — way out in the middle…


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