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Fountain Run Commission appoints new commissioner to fill vacancy

A new Fountain Run City Commissioner has been named and was sworn in during Monday night’s regular meeting on Sept. 8. Former Commissioner Bob McCabe Face Timed with the Commission and resigned as he was unable to attend the meeting. He expressed that he would miss his position and appreciated the opportunity, but as he…

Autumn Festival plans heard by Gamaliel City Commission

It is once again nearing time for the Gamaliel Autumn Fest, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Gamaliel, Commissioners learned during the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 8. Commissioners approved a $500 donation to the festival committee and agreed to pay the fees associated with providing the use of the Jackson…

Youth related here killed in murder-suicide incident near Nashville

Monday morning, Sept. 9, Monroe Countians woke up to shocking news as the story about a murder/suicide from the night before hit close to home. The six year-old child killed the night before in Hermitage (Tenn.) was Ty Dodson, the grandson of Teddy and Teresa Dodson of Tompkinsville. Ty, his maternal grandmother and her husband…


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…


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…


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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Scenes from the Watermelon Festival

Below are scenes from the 40th annual Watermelon Festival, held on Saturday, Aug. 31.         

Terry’s List for the weekend of Sept. 6, 7 and 8

A community yard sale will be held on Saturday in Ft. Run. Breakfast and bake sale to be held Friday at 6 a.m., at Signature HealthCARE. A dance will be held on Friday at 7 p.m., in Mt. Hermon “To the Nines” event to be held in Horse Cave on Friday at 5…

Recovering addict reaches out to others

By Terry Simpson You will usually find her smiling, laughing and encouraging others. She always seems to be in a great mood and ready to dig right in and get to work when something needs taken care of. If you know Stacy Crews, you know that smile, but you may not know the hard times…


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