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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 30 to July 6 is ************************************************************************************* Drum roll ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* ************************************************************************************* *************************************************************************************       Lauren Smith, who turned 6 on June 30. It was posted by Samantha Smith. Send a message to Monroe County Press or…

City Commission meets to discuss stray dogs

The stray dog problem in Tompkinsville is becoming more and more of an issue, City Commissioners heard during a special meeting on Tuesday, June 18. Police officers spoke with Commissioners about the matter, expressing their frustration. While a leash law is in place in the city, officers noted, it seems that few residents know this,…

Terry’s List for the weekend of July 5, 6 and 7

A fireworks show will be held at La Tia on Friday at approximately 9 to 9:30 p.m. A music Fest will be held at Dale Hollow all weekend. An Independence Day celebration will b held on Friday at 5. Concert in the Park to be held in Bowling Green on Friday at 6…


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,…

Scenes from the Watermelon Festival children’s games

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival children’s games. Watch the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News for winners.  


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Terry’s List of Independance Day activities announced

“Light Up the Ville,” featuring fireworks, music and BBQ, will be held at Tompkinsville City Park, on Saturday, June 29, starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., with fireworks at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will be held at Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County on Thursday, July 4, with concessions being sold starting at 7 p.m., and…

Terry’s List for the weekend of June 21, 22 and 23

The Monroe County Farmers Market will open Saturday at 8 a.m., behind Walmart. A dance will be held on Saturday in Mt. Hermon. The Hornet’s Nest Pickers will perform a free concert on 3rd and Main on Saturday at 7 p.m., in Tompkinsville. Hot Air Balloon Festival to be held in Nashville…

A patchwork of memories

By: Terry Simpson The courtroom in the Monroe County Courthouse doesn’t see much use anymore, but as the dreary weather last week moved in, on Thursday, June 5, the courtroom was transformed into a kaleidoscope of color as the sixth annual Celebration of Quilts and Quilting kicked off for the weekend. With the weather forecasted…


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