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Hancock County Public Libraries are a Huge Asset to the Community

    This week is National Library Week and was celebrated at the two outstanding Hancock County Public Libraries (HCPL) in Hawesville and Lewisport in various ways. HCPL Director and Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Snyder spoke…

Unfreezing of Funds is Hopeful for City of Hawesville

The releasing of state funding has been frozen/withheld from the City of Hawesville because of past incompliance with audits, and there is a way to possibly unfreeze this funding. Hawesville Mayor Robbie McCormick explained at the Hawesville Council Meeting on…

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Hawesville to Raise Sewer Rates; Truck Traffic to Close on Town Hill

Sewer Rates Raised Hawesville Mayor Robbie McCormick announced at the City Council Meeting Tuesday evening that the City’s sewer rates will be raised saying, “The average increase on the sewer rate will be between $8 and possibly $12 monthly.” There…

Fiscal Court Reports On Several Issues

Director of the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency Kyle Veach reported at the HC Fiscal Court Meeting on Monday that the Ohio River is expected to rise above flood levels. The flood gates were raised Monday morning in Hawesville with…

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Lady Hornets beat Catholic to win All “A” region title!

The Lady Hornets showed what they were made of when they blanked Owensboro Catholic 8-0 in the championship game of the All “A” Classic 3rd Region Tournament Tuesday at Whitesville. Layni Roberts and Jordyn Waltrip blasted huge home runs and…

Boys tennis team wins 5-0 against OCHS

The HCHS boys tennis team won 5-0 over Ohio County during a match at Hartford Monday. Lukas Anderson won 8-6 over Christian Byrd in #1 singles play. Preston Blanton won 8-6 and Van Reska won by forfeit. “Lukas pulled out…

Roberts throws no-hitter on spring break trip

Lily Roberts No-Hitter Lily Roberts threw a complete game no-hitter during the Lady Hornets’ 3-0 win over Franklin Simpson on Friday at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Hancock County grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly.…

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Boys fall to Aces in All “A” regional

Owensboro Catholic broke open a close game with three runs in the fifth inning then went on to win 6-1 over Hancock County during the All “A” regional at Vastwood Park Monday. The Hornets grabbed the lead in the first…

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Area Obituaries

Mary Robbins Davis

Mary Robbins Davis, 84, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and returned to our Heavenly Father on April 6, 2024. Mary was born on April 11, 1939, in Hawesville, Kentucky to Catherine & John Robbins and had three siblings. At the age of 17, she met the love of her life and…

Tommy Dean Hunt

Tommy Dean Hunt passed away Tuesday April 2, 2024, in Owensboro, KY surrounded by his loving family, including six of his grandchildren. He was born August 3, 1944, to the late Theodore and Elsie Hunt. He grew up in Masonville, KY, lived in Maceo, KY and spent the last 20 years or so in Lewisport,…

Waylon King

Waylon Knox King, 6, of Lewisport, KY left his earthly home on March 31, 2024, at Norton’s Children Hospital in Louisville, KY. Waylon may not have been on this earth for many years, but he made a big impact on the people that knew him. He was in many ways a typical boy; he loved…

Joseph “Sonny” Bickett

Joseph “Sonny” Bickett, 82, of Reynolds Station, died Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Ohio County Healthcare. He was a Navy veteran, was a retired foreman from the Paper Mill and he trained thoroughbreds. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid golfer and loved UK basketball. Sonny was preceded in death…

Dennis Johnson, Jr.

Dennis Johnson, Jr., 83, of Reynolds Station, KY, went to his Heavenly Home on Friday, March 8, 2024, with his wife and children by his side.  He was a retired farmer and a member and deacon at Blackford Baptist Church.  Dennis enjoyed farming, spending time with his family and church family, camping, deer hunting, fishing…

Betty Lambert-Hayes

Betty Lee Lambert-Hayes, 82, passed away suddenly on March 11, 2024 after a long fought battle with cancer.  She was born in Hancock County in 1942 to the late Eva-Lee and Dawson Lambert. Betty grew up on a farm in Gatewood with her parents and two brothers.  It was there she learned the value of…

Aretha Gorman

Aretha Ammons Gorman, 89, of Lewisport, Passed away on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  She was born on August 12, 1934 to the late Ted and Wanda Bennett Ammons.  Aretha was a lifelong member of Lewisport Baptist Church and was an avid Kentucky Wildcat Basketball fan.  Aretha and J.W. were married…

Myrvin Brown

  Myrvin E. Brown, 91, of Hawesville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Floral, KY on March 2, 1932 to the late Thomas Joseph and Rhoda Glover Brown.  Myrvin was a member of Blackford Baptist Church, serving as Deacon and…

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