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Battle of the Bands held

The second annual “Battle of the Bands” was held on Tuesday, Feb. 11, during a home basketball game at Monroe County High School. The battle brings together alumni and current Monroe County Falcon Band members in a friendly competition. The band family played alongside each other with some spanning the generations on instruments and others…

Heart of Gamaliel holds fundraiser

The Heart of Gamaliel (HOG) committee held the kick-off event for their fundraising efforts on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Gamaliel Elementary School, with a chili supper, silent auction, live entertainment and a chance to meet the candidates for Monroe County PVA. Girl Scout Troop #854 also joined the group selling cookies. The cafeteria quickly filled…

Free-Town Church history featured

(Editor’s note:  As part of Black History Month, we are featuring the history of the “Free-Town” Church,” located near Gamaliel.) The Free-Town Church, which is located near Gamaliel, was built in the late 1840s by three former slaves —  George Pipkin, Albert Howard and Peter West, who had been freed by their owner, William Howard.…

Sports

Scenes from the Watermelon Festival Cruise-in

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival Cruise-in.  

Scenes from the Watermelon Festival Marble Tournament

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival Marble Tournament. Watch for winners to be posted in the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News.    

Scenes from the Watermelon Festival Horseshoe Tournamnet

Below are scenes from the Watermelon Festival Horseshoe Tournament. Watch for winners to be posted in the coming week’s editions of the Tompkinsville News.  

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Area News

FORMER MONROE BASEBALL PLAYERS/COACHES SOUGHT

In conjunction with the Monroe County Bicentennial, a doubleheader baseball game will be held on May 30 at the Monroe County High School baseball field. Coaches and players from all over Monroe County, including Gamaliel, Fountain Run and Tompkinsville, are sought to play and/or be recognized as part of the history of the celebration of…

BLOOD DRIVE TO BE HELD

A blood drive will be held at the Monroe County Medical Center, in the conference room, on Monday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All blood types are needed. Each donation can help save up to three lives. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor keyword Monroe Co Medical…

CRAFT FAIR TO BE HELD IN ALLEN COUNTY

The Allen County League of Artists and Craftsmen’s Spring Craft Show, featuring over 25 vendors, with the Farmers Market and the Bee Association also participating, will be held on Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 200 E. Main Street in Scottsville.  

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