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A Christmas gift with just the right price

Perhaps the best Christmas gifts are the ones you look forward to for months. That perfect thing that you just can’t wait to open or in some cases, use. Connie Coffelt, Tompkinsville, received just that this past Christmas with a gift from her daughter, Brittany Cain, also of Tompkinsville, that she was finally able to…

Travelin’ library planned

It has been 20 some odd years since Monica Edwards has traveled the hills and hollers of Fountain Run, but she said that she felt like she was coming home on Monday, March 11, when she once again drove those roads to address the Fountain Run City Commission. Growing up in Glasgow and Barren County,…

Donations now being accepted for Project Prom

The Monroe County High School Prom has been scheduled for Saturday, April 27, and Project Prom is well underway. Project Prom is an all-night, alcohol and drug free event, exclusively for graduating seniors and their dates, held after the prom from 12 a.m. through 5:30 a.m., at the Monroe County Resource Gymnasium. The goal is…



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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Tracking the blood moon across the sky

When Devon McCormick’s dad, Ken, would pack his little red-headed daughter outside to point out the different stars and tell her the name, he didn’t realize the impact it would make on her. But those early days learning about celestial beings fueled her interest in such happenings and when news of a “blood moon” lunar…

Terry’s List for the weekend of Jan. 25, 26 and 27

My top picks for this week would be the 40th anniversary celebration of the Dukes of Hazzard in Nashville, the free micro car show at the history museum in Cookeville or the outdoor survival skills classes in Murfreesboro. A dance will be held at the Mt. Hermon Community Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. The…

Open house reception held for elected officials at Tompkinsville-Monroe County airport

The Monroe County airport, located just off Lyons Chapel Rd., in Tompkinsville, is quite a jewel, Airport Board Chair Marshall Hodges told a group gathered on Monday, Jan. 15. Hodges met with a group of elected officials and local supporters to showcase the airport and its offerings. “You don’t realize how nice and convenient this…


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