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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 Jr. Guard will hold a fundraiser car- wash on Tuesday, May 21, at the Sun and Shine car wash, from 2 to 5:30 p.m., to raise money to buy American Flags for the schools and earbuds for the Reading Plus Program. Car washes are $8 per car.



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.


The Monroe Youth Theatre will present “Dearly Departed,” a play raved as “drop dead funny,” on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m., at the old high school auditorium. The cost for adults is $6 with students admitted for $3.

“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,…


James Russell

James Russell, 88, Tompkinsville,  passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, at Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at Yokley Trible Funeral Home at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Visitation is Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 3 to 8 p.m.,  and Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 6 to 11 a.m.,. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home.…

Albert Leroyce Helton

Albert Leroyce Helton, 76, Mt. Hermon, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27,  at the Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m., at Strode Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Isenberg Cemetery, Military Rites will be performed at graveside by DAV Chapter 20 of…

Joseph Robert Miller

Joseph Robert Miller, 21,Tompkinsville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17,  at his residence in Tompkinsville, . Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m., at Strode Funeral Home in. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 3 to 8 p.m., and after 7:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 23, until time of…

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Annual Fountain Run BBQ Festival set for May 17-18

The Fountain Run BBQ Festival plans are moving right along with the annual Festival set for May 17-18. Friday night’s events begin at 5 p.m., with “Part Time” performing until 7 p.m., at which time a cake walk will be held until 7:30 p.m., when the band starts back up, finishing out the night at…


Plans for the Gamaliel Autumn Festival are now underway, with organizers meeting recently to discuss the event to be held in the fall. “This year promises to be bigger and better with more vendors, entertainment and even a greased pig contest sponsored by Jaydee’s BBQ, with John Harlin donating the pig,” organizer Nelson Goad said.…

Terry’s List for the weekend of April 26, 27 and 28

My top picks are the Grandest Ole Opry portrayal or the Dogapalooza.    The Mt. Hermon Dance will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Flippin Fish Fry will be held on Saturday, at 4 p.m. The 2019 Jacksonian Days Spring Fling Demolition Derbies will be held on Saturday, at 6 p.m.,…


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