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The Barren County Spring Expo, featuring a silent auction, various health/beauty items and crafts, jewelry and clothing booths, will be held at the Barren County High School gymnasium on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1. For more information, see the Barren County High School football Facebook page.

Local theatre set to begin comedy performances this weekend

“One of the funniest shows ever,” is how one observer described the newest production by the Monroe Youth Theatre. The Theatre’s (MYT) Director Allison Pickerell sits in the middle of the MYT stage surrounded by the cast and crew of the upcoming production of “Dearly Departed,” playing back scenes from the first dress rehearsal which…

Introducing the cast and crew of Monroe Youth Theatres “Dearly Departed”

Introducing the cast and crew of Monroe Youth Theatre’s, “Dearly Departed,” to be performed on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m., at the old Tompkinsville High School.      



The Monroe Youth Theatre will present “Dearly Departed,” a play raved as “drop dead funny,” on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m., at the old high school auditorium. The cost for adults is $6 with students admitted for $3.

“Friday nights are for the birds”

By: Terry Simpson Monroe County Falcon fans adorn themselves with many different styles of blue and white attire when they head out to support whichever choice of sport they are attending, but one woman’s shirt stood out at the high school’s first home football game of the season on Friday, Aug. 31. The shirt proclaimed,…

Scenes from the Watermelon Festival children’s games

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival children’s games. Watch the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News for winners.  


James Ritter

James Ritter, 79, Tompkinsville passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Feb. 3, at Strode Funeral Home, with burial following in Monroe County Memorial Lawn. More details will be published in the Tompkinsville News.

Dr. James Richardson Comer Sr.

Dr. James Richardson “Sam” Comer, Sr., 77, of Tompkinsville passed away Monday, Jan. 28 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 1, at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville with burial in Monroe County Memorial Lawn, with Military Rites performed at graveside by DAV Chapter 20 of Glasgow. More details are…

Carley T. “Buddy” Vibbert

Carley T. “Buddy” Vibbert, 79, Tompkinsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, at Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 31. Visitation is Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 2:30 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 1, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Yokley…

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Gold Brick Memories by Ricky Miller

October 1966 – The “Ole Photographer” is in a picture!   When I began my Gold Brick Memories article a year or so ago I wrote that about all the pictures that I would use would be photos that were taken by my older sister Joyce who graduated in ‘67. Of the many hundreds of…

Daily struggles face “endo” sufferers

  (Editor’s Note: This article is republished with permission from Harper, Homegrown Blog with photos by Kensie Brooke Smith featuring MaLora Beath {Emberton} Woods with her struggles with endometriosis. March is “Endo” Awareness Month, and many like Woods are speaking out to spread information concerning their illness.) My life with Endometriosis. WHAT IS ENDO? Endometriosis…

Birthday/anniversary contest winner announced

The winner of our Facebook Birthday contest and an online subscription to the Tompkinsville News, for the week of March 10 to 16 is ************************************************************************************* Drum roll ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************       Graysen Turner who celebrated his birthday on Sunday, March 10. It was posted by his grandmother Linda Turner. Send a message…


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