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Birthday/anniversary contest winner announced

The winner of our Facebook Birthday contest and an online subscription to the Tompkinsville News, for the week of June 9 to 15  is ************************************************************************************* Drum roll ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************       Edward and Linda Davis, who celebrated 58 years of marriage on  June 10. It was posted by Angie Payne.  Send a message to Monroe…

Summer Reading Camp held at library

Below are scenes from the Summer Reading Program held at the Library recently.

Scenes from Drama Camp

Below are scenes from the Drama Camp held at Joe Harrison Carter Elementary recently.


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,…


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Celebration of Quilts kicks off Thursday

The Old Mulkey Meetinghouse will be full of color next weekend, as the annual Celebrations of Quilts and Quilting will be held at that time. Sheila Rush, manager of the state historic site, notes she looks forward to the event each year because she loves seeing the park exploding with those colors. “This year that…


The seventh annual Gamaliel Lions Club River Race will be held Saturday, June 15, near Gamaliel. The annual event features different categories for those ‘racing’ down the East Fork Creek and into the Barren River, with prizes and fun planned throughout the day at the finish line. Registration will be from 10 a.m. until 12…

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.


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