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“Dearly Departed” to be presented by local Theater troupe

By: Terry Simpson Stepping into the Monroe Youth Theatre recently was a bit of a shock — as a coffin, yes, a coffin, was front and center of the stage. Add to that strange fact that some rather “country” accented voices were coming from behind it — it looked like a funeral home had appeared…

Battle of the Bands

By: Terry Simpson Could that be the drummer from 1998 and the tuba player from 1996 and look, there is a clarinetist from 1980—but wait, that is the current tuba player of today, a junior at Monroe County High School, there alongside them and the band seems to have doubled in size. If you attended…

Valentine’s Day story hour held at library

The William B. Harlan Memorial Library held a special story hour for preschool aged children on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with special guest and Monroe County Extension Agent Jamille Hawkins. The “love-themed” story hour, focusing on the Valentines Day holiday, included crafts and snacks for all attendees. Children, moms and grandmothers gathered around a small table…



Suette Kidwell Boyles

Suette Kidwell Boyles, 69, Tompkinsville passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Jim Walsh will officiate the service. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Tompkinsville. Visitation…

Ronnie Ervin Bridges

Ronnie Ervin Bridges, 74, Summer Shade, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, at Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 2 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 1. Visitation is Monday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Burial is in White Cemetery.

Basil B. Pickerell

Basil B. Pickerell, 72, of Tompkinsville, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, at his home.   Funeral services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 2. Visitation is Monday, Oct.1, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 2, from  6 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Yokley Trible Funeral…

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