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Community binds together to search for local woman swept away by flood waters

When New Year’s Eve began Monday, a local family and the community as a whole, had no indication how their world would turn upside down. But here, three days later and hundreds of volunteer hours later — Monroe County reels from the tragedy which occurred on Lyons Road. At 6:57 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31,…

Live Nativity held

By: Terry Simpson As many think the Christmas holidays have become more and more commercialized, and less and less Christ-inspired, you could be hard pressed to find signs of the true meaning of Christmas. That is, unless you live in our beloved Monroe County. We have something special here — way out in the middle…


The Monroe County High School Drama Club will hold an induction ceremony for new members to Troop 4051 of the International Thespian Society on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. A show and finger foods will be included. Come out and support the Drama Club.



Kathy (Short) York

Kathy (Short) York, 56, Tompkinsville, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, at the Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral Services were conducted on Thursday, Dec. 20, at Strode Funeral Home, with Jason Page officiating the service. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Travis J. Pruitt

Travis J. Pruitt, 61, Tompkinsville passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral Services were held Friday, Dec. 7, with burial at the Mt. Poland Church Cemetery.

Jeanie Andrews

Jeanie Andrews, 60, Tompkinsville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, at The Medical Center of Scottsville. Cremation has been chosen and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. More details will be listed in the next edition of the Tompkinsville News.    

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Breakfast with Santa will be held at the First Baptist Church, at the CLC building, in Fountain Run at 9 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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…

Updated Terry’s Christmas List

Christmas activities have already started around the area so a list will be compiled. It will be added to as more events are announced throughout the month so check back often. These are not listed in any particular order. A Christmas Open House, featuring photo booths, kids activities, snacks, and more, will be held on…


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