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A dance featuring “Southern Rain,” will be held on Friday, June 14, at the Mt. Hermon Community Center. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for children ages 4-10. Concessions will be available. For more information call 270-427-8400 or 270-427-0419.  

Terry’s List for the weekend of June 8, 9 and 10

A Celebration of Quilts will be held at the Courthouse in Tompkinsville, beginning on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., and continuing throughout the weekend. See the front page of the Tompkinsville News at for more information. A free concert will be held in Tompkinsville on Saturday at 7 p.m. River race to be held…

Scenes from the Gamaliel Elementary School field trip to Limited Edition Dairy

Gamaliel Elementary S.T.A.R.S. (the after school and summer program)visited the Limited Edition Dairy on Wednesday, June 5. The event was hosted by owner and operators of the Dairy, Evans Wright, his daughter Aubrey, and her husband Nathan York and granddaughter, Remi.  Below are scenes from the event. Watch the coming weeks editions of the Tompkinsville News for…


Interviews and appointment of MCHS principal underway

The Monroe County School District Site Based Council, a group of parents and teachers nominated and elected by the school community, is currently meeting (Thursday, May 2) to interview applicants and appoint a new principal of Monroe County High School for the 2019-2020 school year, after the upcoming retirement of Max Petett. Members, clockwise from…

Those “Bs” will sting you… Lady Falcons knock out home runs

A first home run is something you will never forget. From the crack of the bat to the roar of the crowd to that little voice inside your head screaming “RUN” it will stay with you for years. Monroe County High School softball player freshman Brooklyn Brownlee experienced that euphoric feeling for the first time…

“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,…


Area News

Cruise-in to be held

The Monroe County Historical and Genealogical Society will hold a Cruise-In every fourth Friday, beginning in June, at different locations in Tompkinsville. See the Monroe County Historical Society Facebook page, located at, for more information as it is listed.


The Monroe County History Museum will be open on Sundays in June from 2 to 4 p.m., with the exception of June 16, which is Father’s Day. The museum is free of charge. All residents and visitors to the area are encouraged to visit the museum.


Library Camp The Summer Reading program at the Library  kicks off  Monday, June 3 with ages 7-12 meeting from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, and children under seven meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Drama Camp The annual Monroe Youth Theatre (MYT) Summer Camp, featuring crafts, the basics of drama, storytelling and a theatrical production…


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