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Watermelon drop at airport and Nashville artist to headline nightly concert at annual festival

  A “watermelon drop” will be held during the 40th Anniversary Monroe County Watermelon Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. With the annual Tompkinsville-Monroe County Airport “Fly-in” being held in conjunction with the Watermelon Festival, visitors are invited to “Fly in” and visit the festival and area during the holiday. During the event, anyone can sign…

Red’s Rescue updates

The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results. Pet owners should practice basic summer safety…

Benefit motorcycle ride held for cancer patient

A benefit motorcycle ride was held on Saturday, Aug. 3, with the group leaving from the high school and returning afterward for a bar-b-que meal, bouncy house entertainment for the children and an auction. The event was held to raise funds for Phillip Stout, who has stage 4 cancer. Stout attended the event and was…

Sports

YOUTH FALCON FOOTBALL CAMP TO BE HELD

The annual Falcon Youth Football Camp, for students going into grades K-8, will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 3 and 4 at Darrell Carter Stadium, from 8 to 11:30 a.m., with registration at 7:30 a.m., on Monday. The cost is $30 and includes four meals and a t-shirt.    

FREE FISHING WEEKEND TO BE CELEBRATED

Free fishing weekend in Kentucky will be held on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.

Little league soccer program begins

The Monroe County Family Wellness Center little league soccer program began with a free clinic on Saturday, May 25, for boys and girls. Games will start on Saturday, June 1, and will be held in the field between the middle school and high school.    

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Area News

The Case for Spay and Neuter

In three years, one four-month old un-spayed and one un-neutered male dog can produce 512 dogs — and their feline counterparts can produce 382 cats in the same amount of time. Just by those figures alone, a case can be made for having your pets spayed and neutered. There are also many other benefits to…

Animal control contract approved with Allen County by Fiscal Court

Monroe County will be resolving an ongoing issue while saving thousands of dollars, Magistrates learned at a special called meeting of the Fiscal Court on Monday, July 29. “This is one of the best things that has ever happened to the county. I am proud of the Monroe County Animal Welfare group and Red’s Rescue…

Old fashion texting … Old Mulkey-style

Would you believe me if I told you there was a faster way to communicate than texting? Probably not! But it does exists. And not only does it exist, but it has been around for many years — well before anyone ever heard of a text message. Dennis Martin, Evansville, Ind., who recently visited Old…

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