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“Relaying” to bring awareness

By: Terry Simpson While the sky may have been dreadful, the bright colors shining from the Farmers Market on Saturday, May 11, would make you think you were staring straight into the sun. The rainy weather put a damper on the evening, as the 2019 Relay for Life kicked off its annual celebration and memorial…

Graduation time — only 51 years late

By: Terry Simpson When the Monroe County High School Class of 2019 enters the gymnasium on Thursday night, May 23, one might notice one of the graduates that seems a little out of place — like 51 years out of place. Richard Ferguson, a disabled Vietnam Veteran, should have graduated from Tompkinsville High School in…

Scenes from the Fountain Run BBQ Festival

Below are scenes from the 2019 Fountain Run BBQ Festival



The Monroe County Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) will host a “Sweet Treat Silent Auction” online will be held on Friday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to raise funds for state meeting costs. A slideshow of donations my be viewed at Bids may be emailed to, with winners…


Monroe County students needing to fulfill their Graduated Driver Licensing requirement can register now for a class to be held on Thursday, March 14, at Monroe County High School from 4 to 8 p.m. To register, go to or call 502-699-2295.  


Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site will host its Mother-Son Rendezvous on Saturday, March 30, at 9 a.m. The event is open to mothers and sons ages 6 to 96. Activities include tent pitching, several types of marksmanship, orienteering, backyard fishing, whittling marbles and more. You MUST pre-register by March 15, in order to participate.


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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The second annual “Where in the World is the Flippin Car Show” will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the Flippin Fire Department, located at 546 Flippin-Lamb Rd., with registration from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and trophies to be given out at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $15.

The Gamaliel-T-ville Rivalry… only tiny REMNANTS Remain

Gold Brick Memories Memories of Tompkinsville High School articles by Ricky Miller     I recently met Kirk Eakle on the straight stretch from the Sam Hagan curve. Kirk is what I refer to as a hybrid—one who either went to GHS or THS for some of their high school years and finished up at…

Terry’s List for the weekend of May 3, 4 and 5

My top picks, I would head to the library here and get a comic book and then go to the one in Edmonton for the “book tasting,” for kids. For date night I would go to the musical in Cookeville. For the guys, the catfish tournament.   The library in Tompkinsville will be giving out…


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