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Autumn Festival plans heard by Gamaliel City Commission

It is once again nearing time for the Gamaliel Autumn Fest, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Gamaliel, Commissioners learned during the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 8. Commissioners approved a $500 donation to the festival committee and agreed to pay the fees associated with providing the use of the Jackson…

Youth related here killed in murder-suicide incident near Nashville

Monday morning, Sept. 9, Monroe Countians woke up to shocking news as the story about a murder/suicide from the night before hit close to home. The six year-old child killed the night before in Hermitage (Tenn.) was Ty Dodson, the grandson of Teddy and Teresa Dodson of Tompkinsville. Ty, his maternal grandmother and her husband…

Community Day held at Tompkinsville City Park

The 2019 Milltown/Harlan Heights Community Day was held on Sunday, Sept. 1, at the Tompkinsville City Park. A meal of bar-b-que and side dishes was served, and bouncy houses and a water slide were available for the children. Several people attended the free annual event which is made possible through fund raisers held throughout the…



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Live Nativity held at the H.A.M Henderson Lodge recently

A live Nativity, soup and chili supper, a visit from Santa and an auction was held at the H.A.M Henderson Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 22. Below are scenes from the event. Be sure to subscribe to the Tompkinsville News to get the full stories on events such as this.

Local child has album released recently

Sometimes a lot of sound hides inside quiet little boys. When they are comfortable — it all spills out, but when meeting new people it’s not always so clear. Luke Watson is a quiet little boy, at least it seems on the surface. Yet, push him just a bit to talk about one of his…

More pictures from the viewing of the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall

Below are more pictures from the viewing of the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall, located at City Park and open 24 hours a day until Sunday.      


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