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Gamaliel Commissioners ask for assistance in clean up of properties

Commissioners of the City of Gamaliel are again asking residents to keep their yards clean after discussions at their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 12. Mayor Bob Greer noted that the City mailed notices for those in violation of the nuisance ordinance. Those found in violation of the ordinance are given 10 days to…

Drainage issues discussed by Fountain Run Commissioners

Draining issues with a tile on Maple Street were discussed in depth by Fountain Run City Commissioners again this month. During the Monday night, Aug. 8, meeting, Commissioners heard from Mayor Larry Shaw who noted that he and Commissioner Gabriel Knudson had went to the area after last month’s meeting to check out what the…

School Board meets as opening day is held

The 2019-2020 school year began Wednesday, Aug. 14, with students heading back to school walking into each of the school district’s buildings with the words “In God We Trust” displayed.   Superintendent Amy Thompson told School Board members during their meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8, that the new KRS (Kentucky Revised Statutes) passed to require…

Sports

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…

ANNUAL RIVER RACE RESHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 15

The seventh annual Gamaliel Lions Club River Race will be held Saturday, June 15, near Gamaliel. The annual event features different categories for those ‘racing’ down the East Fork Creek and into the Barren River, with prizes and fun planned throughout the day at the finish line. Registration will be from 10 a.m. until 12…

SUMMER ACTIVITIES OUTLINED

Library Camp The Summer Reading program at the Library  kicks off  Monday, June 3 with ages 7-12 meeting from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, and children under seven meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Drama Camp The annual Monroe Youth Theatre (MYT) Summer Camp, featuring crafts, the basics of drama, storytelling and a theatrical production…

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Area News

A new crop pops up across Monroe County

By: Terry Simpson Farmers are trying out a new crop all across the country and Monroe County is no exception — welcome hemp. Driving along Fountain Run Road on the outskirts of Gamaliel, two fields of the new crop line each side of the scenic drive — causing quite a bit of interest. At first…

BRANSTETTER PARK TO HOLD HOMECOMING AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

The 93rd annual Branstetter Park Homecoming and Music Festival, featuring music, games for children starting at 1 p.m., arts and crafts and concessions will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24. Sunday, Aug. 25, will feature a worship service at 10 a.m, a potluck at 12 noon and a singing in the afternoon. The park is…

BENEFIT AUCTION TO BE HELD FOR STEVE TURNER

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