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Fields set for city councils, school board races

The fields have been set for races for the City Councils of Hawesville and Lewisport, as well as the two Hancock County School Board seats up in the November General Election. As well, Hawesville will elect a mayor. Candidates for Hawesville mayor are incumbent Mayor Charles King and current Councilman Robbie McCormick. City Council candidates…

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Sheriff’s Department investigates collisions, two hit-and-run incidents

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department has completed the following collision reports from crashes investigated by department deputies. There are at times delays in completing reports for various reasons. • Deputy Butch Garst investigated a two-vehicle collision around 12: 57 p.m., June 15, on Kentucky Highway 1389, about four miles south of Hawesville. The driver of…

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Court of Appeals will hold arguments in Hawesville

By C. Josh Givens The Kentucky Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on July 12 at the Hancock County Judicial Center in a case originating in Bardstown. The case involves the Bardstown Historic District and the Review Board, and questions over what powers the entity has to order non-historic property owners to make alterations…

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Regional aluminum industry sees another curtailment, Constellium recruiting

By C. Josh Givens Alcoa announced July 1 it has curtailed operation of one potline at its Warrick Operations smelting facility in Newburgh. The company did not specify if any jobs would be lost, though some media reports have stated there will be no associated layoffs. The Alcoa announcement comes just two weeks after the…

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Getting to Know You: Ashley Hancock

Ashley Hancock was raised in Lewisport. She is the daughter of Renee & Tim Thompson, and Glenn & Sheila Calhoun. She started her own pediatric, speech-language clinic in 2020, called Play on Words Therapy, in Naples, Florida, and it is now a very successful and thriving business. “When covid happened, a lot of therapy clinics…

Turning 66 on Route 66

By Jennifer Wimmer Judy Priest celebrated her sixty-sixth birthday on June 25 of this year by taking another trip down the historic highway Route 66. She and her husband, Eddie, departed Hancock County in her blue, 2019 Dodge Charger on Thursday, June 23. She enjoyed a stack of pancakes with bacon on Saturday morning for…

What I learned from dying: I’m just so tired

By Dave Taylor I’m tired. I’m really, really tired and I stay that way lately. I wasn’t worried about it until my wife started asking questions and now I’m pretty sure she thinks I’m dying. My last CT scan showed that my chemo had stopped working and the stage 4 cancer had grown in my…

What I learned from dying: More bad news

By Dave Taylor I got the results from my most recent CT scan Monday and it was pretty much all bad news. All of the cancer spots we compared from the last scan in May to this one, were not just bigger, but much, much bigger. Most spots doubled in size and one new metastasis…

Hancock District Court Records – June 21

The following cases had action taken before the bench of the Honorable District Court Judge John M. McCarty on June 21 at the Hancock County Judicial Center: Probate Estate of William H. Lyles, continued to July 19. Estate of Dortha M. Roberts, signed informal. Estate of Lonnie David Seaton, accepted informal. Estate of Michael Keith…

Circuit Court records – June 28

The following cases had action taken before the bench of the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Tim R. Coleman on June 28 at the Hancock County Judicial Center: Civil Cavalry SPV I, LLC v. John J. Reid, default judgment. Hoosier Accounts Service v. Toby Parker, default judgment. Kristie Melton v. Byron Hatton, continued. Rock Creek Capital…

Local 9423 president, schools officials react to Century curtailment

By C. Josh Givens While it is early on following Century Aluminum’s announcement last week that it will curtail operations at the Hawesville Smelter by the end of August, local government and union officials are already considering the potential impacts to employees and families, and the community. Century informed employees through a letter and WARN…

Fourth activities set at Vastwood Park

A full day of activities are in store at Hancock County’s Vastwood Park for the 246th anniversary of the American colonies declaring their independence from the United Kingdom on July 4, 1776. In addition to the fireworks show at 9 p.m., which is sponsored by Fiscal Court and overseen by Pyro Shows, the day will…

Area Obituaries

Donald Potts

Donald Potts, 83, of Maceo, died on July 1, 2022 surrounded by the warmth and love of his family at Deaconess Hospital in Newburgh, IN. Donald was born on September 4th, 1938 in Hancock County to Leroy and Hazel Sipes Potts. Donald graduated from Daviess County High School in 1956 and went on to join…

Terry Joe Griffin

Terry Joe Griffin, 63, of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday June 30, 2022 at Oakwood Health Campus with his family by his side.  Terry was born on April 17, 1959 in Tell City, IN to the late Nancy Smith Griffin.  He was a member of the Lewisport Baptist Church…

Rilda D. Hatfield

Rilda D. Hatfield, 65, of Whitesville, passed away on June 25, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in New Albany, IN on October 22, 1956 to the late Arthur and Etta Myrle Beatty Haycraft.  Rilda was of the Baptist faith and was a caretaker of Daviess County Fish and Game for 9…

Robert “Brooks” Young

Robert “Brooks” Young, 84, of Lewisport, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at his home under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky.  Brooks was born in Hancock County on June 1, 1938 to the late Melvin Earl and Sadie Brooks Roberts Young.  He was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church and retired from…

Sue Geneva “Pauline” Sutherland

Sue Geneva “Pauline” Sutherland, 74, of Hawesville passed away after a short issue with cancer at the Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, IN. Sue was born in Hancock County to the late Waldo and Mary Alberta Carol Tindle on June 20, 1947, part of a large family. She loved quilting, gardening and about any…

Mary JoAnne Alig

Mary JoAnne Alig, 62, of Lewisport, passed away on May 24, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Indianapolis, IN on March 14, 1960.  Mary was adopted when she was 3 years old, she claimed her close friends as her family.  She greatly enjoyed fishing, going root digging and an avid UK…

Christine Mullins

Christine Mullins, passed away June 8, 2022 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.   She was born in Cleveland, TN, March 23, 1949, daughter of Oscar and Annie (Jackson) Smith.   Christine loved being with her family and listening to them play music.  She could be a little hard headed at times, loved her Dr. Pepper…

James “Jim” Fuller

James “Jim” Fuller , 62, of Bardstown, Kentucky passed away Tuesday June 7, 2022 at his residence in Bardstown with his family by his side. James was born November 5, 1959 in Breckinridge, County to the late Joseph Harold, and Ruby Clarine Smith Fuller. In life James occupation was at Spalding & Fuller tool and…

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