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“Hard work never hurt anyone” Bartley celebrates a century of life

Playing in a band, weed-eating around your house, driving wherever you want to go, doing your own errands, teaching Sunday School every week — sounds like most of our to-do lists, but it’s probably not on the list of most 100 year-olds. However, those of us that know Iris Ellen (Combs) Bartley — know that’s…

“Friends-giving” potluck held

The first annual Harlan Heights/Milltown Community “Friends-giving” potluck was held on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the National Guard Armory in Tompkinsville. Many members of the community came out for the event. Organizers noted that they decided to have this dinner to set a positive example for the community’s youth and to help lonely families who…

Youth theater presents play

The Monroe Youth Theater held their middle school production of “Bedtime Stories” by Ed Monk, on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24. Seasoned actor Evan York, who is in eighth grade and the son of Daniel and Valerie York, starred as a father forced to make up bedtime stories for his children during his wife’s…



Come out to the soccer field in Gamaliel and meet the boys soccer team on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 p.m., with a scrimmage to be held at 11 a.m.    

School registration schedules announced

Gamaliel Elementary Paperwork days are July 22 and 24, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Open House is Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tompkinsville Elementary Paperwork days are July 15 and 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open House is Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Joe  Harrison Carter Elementary Paperwork days…

The “Big Boy’s Blades Knife Show” goes Facebook viral

By: Terry Simpson Driving out in the middle of nowhere (also known as Sulphur Lick), you may not expect to find much of anything. Yet, recently, cutting across country roads, you may have come across a site that could be seen for miles — a big white house and two multicolored houses sitting atop a…


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The H.A.M. Henderson Masonic Lodge and Bethlehem Eastern Star will present “The Road to Bethlehem,” a live nativity, with a chili and soup supper and an auction on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge building, located on Bethlehem Church Rd. The $5 meal includes soup or chili, a sandwich, drink and dessert. The…

100th birthday celebrated

Monroe County resident Iris Ellen Bartley recently celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception held in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church in Tompkinsville. We were honored to attend and take a few pictures of this amazing woman and her family and friends. Those are pictured below. For the full story on Iris Ellen,…

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

So much to do this weekend! Check it out! Christmas on Main, featuring open houses at local businesses, a parade, carriage rides and many other activities and prizes, will be held on Friday, beginning at 3 p.m., in Tompkinsville. The Tompkinsville Christmas parade will be held on Friday, at 6 p.m., in Tompkinsville. The Gamaliel…


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