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City of Tompkinsville police resign

  Who will be covering the emergencies in the city? That was the main question for lots of Tompkinsville residents after the special called City Commission meeting on Monday, Aug. 19. Within the past few days, two-thirds of the City’s police force turned in their resignations with only four full-time officers left on the schedule…

“When have you taken a walk in the park?”

By Shelia Rush There has been a lot of excitement at Old Mulkey recently! It began when we received and installed four new benches in the playground recently. I know new benches don’t sound very exciting, but these aren’t just any old benches. These benches are made from recycled tires collected right here in the…

Gamaliel Commissioners ask for assistance in clean up of properties

Commissioners of the City of Gamaliel are again asking residents to keep their yards clean after discussions at their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 12. Mayor Bob Greer noted that the City mailed notices for those in violation of the nuisance ordinance. Those found in violation of the ordinance are given 10 days to…



Area News

Community binds together to search for local woman swept away by flood waters

When New Year’s Eve began Monday, a local family and the community as a whole, had no indication how their world would turn upside down. But here, three days later and hundreds of volunteer hours later — Monroe County reels from the tragedy which occurred on Lyons Road. At 6:57 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31,…

Live Nativity held

By: Terry Simpson As many think the Christmas holidays have become more and more commercialized, and less and less Christ-inspired, you could be hard pressed to find signs of the true meaning of Christmas. That is, unless you live in our beloved Monroe County. We have something special here — way out in the middle…

The 2nd annual Santa’s Christmas Blessing Dinner

Below are scenes from the second annual Santa’s Christmas Blessing Dinner, an event organized and held by volunteers throughout the community, at the National Guard Armory on Christmas Eve. For the full story and more events like this one make sure to check out the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News.


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