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The Monroe County Old Timers Fishing Club will host a pitch tournament, to benefit “Children for Christmas,” on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., at the Sportsman’s Club. The entry fee is $5 per person. Food will be served.


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 and enter the sponsor keyword Monroe Co Medical…


The Heart of Gamaliel will host their kick-off event, a chili and vegetable soup supper, featuring a silent auction, meet the candidates and live entertainment, on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Gamaliel Elementary School. Candidates will be introduced from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The $6 a person meal consists of a…


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.  


Area News

“Spark” a change this new year: Sparks of Hope

By: Terry Simpson As the new year is beginning, many folks find themselves making resolutions for changes in their lives in 2020. Some are adamant of their plans, while others doubt they’ll stick with the new plans. Whether you make an actual resolution or not, most everyone agrees, we all need changes to our lifestyles…

Gamaliel cemetery project underway

A light dusting of snow-covered Gamaliel Cemetery recently, but brushing it away one could read the freshly carved names in several new stones gracing the lawn. The added stones are an ongoing project being conducted by volunteers with the Friends of Gamaliel Cemetery. The project was started by the late Judy Downing in the early…

A step back in time… A visit to the Jeffery Community to visit days gone by

By Terry Simpson Some places are so rich in history that you can almost feel it. If you stop for a moment in this rushed life, we sometimes need to just breath it in. While Monroe County is full of those magical places, not all of them are as well-known as others, and some are…


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