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Fourth Annual “Pull for the Kids” to be sponsored by Precision Engineering

With their love for children and desire to help the program, a local company has taken the charge to become the headline sponsorship for the annual “Pull for Kids,” an annual benefit held to raise money for the Monroe County Backpack program. When Steve and Lesley Harris, of Precision Engineering, decided they wanted to choose…

Local youth named “Hometown Hero” after saving his father after shop accident

By: Terry Simpson Heroes come in all forms — but to one Tompkinsville man, his 10 year-old son will always be his hero. Because, as WBKO featured this past week with their Hometown Hero series, Ashton Graves is truly a hero. Chris Graves of Tompkinsville can’t help but brag on his boys for a moment…


The third annual Mother-Son Rendezvous will be held at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. Mothers and their sons should dress in camo to enjoy the numerous long hunter related activities including shooting a sling shot/bow and arrow/bb gun, starting a fire with flint, fishing, whittling, pitching…


Homecoming week festivities featured from MCHS

MCHS students participated in several festivities leading up to the grand finale of Homecoming held on Friday, Jan. 31. Dress up days – such as PJ Day, Superhero Day, Camo/Western Day, Generation Day and Spirit Day were held. A pep rally was also held on Friday afternoon in the gymnasium with coaches speaking to the…

MCHS Homecoming Royalty named

Senior Alayna Hodges was named the 2020 Monroe County High School Basketball Homecoming Queen Friday night during halftime festivities. A daughter of Chris and Beth Hodges, Alayna was the Lady Falcon Basketball representative. From left, first runner-up was Christine Webb, the daughter of Michael and Sharon Webb, a Senior representing SkillsUSA; second runner-up Connor Geralds,…

Scenes from the first ever Middle School Volleyball game.

Scenes from the first ever Monroe County Middle School Volleyball game.      


Area News

Fountain Run hires second police officer

A new police officer will soon be seen patrolling the streets of Fountain Run as Commissioners approved hiring Seth Williford as full-time Assistant Chief. The group approved the appointment of Williford at a rate of $12 an hour during their monthly meeting held on Monday, Feb. 10 Mayor Larry Shaw explained to the Commission that…


In conjunction with the Monroe County Bicentennial, a doubleheader baseball game will be held on May 30 at the Monroe County High School baseball field. Coaches and players from all over Monroe County, including Gamaliel, Fountain Run and Tompkinsville, are sought to play and/or be recognized as part of the history of the celebration of…


A blood drive will be held at the Monroe County Medical Center, in the conference room, on Monday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All blood types are needed. Each donation can help save up to three lives. To schedule an appointment, go to and enter the sponsor keyword Monroe Co Medical…


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