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Beshear announces $200,000 for Splash Park at Vastwood

Governor Andy Beshear presented a $200,000 check to Judge/Executive Johnny Roberts and Hancock County Fiscal Court Clerk Sage Young. Petrie Young at the Grant Award Announcement on Thursday, September 22 for the construction of a new splash park with a splash pad and new park restroom at Vastwood Park. Judge Roberts said that the splash…

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Southwire announces acquisition of Novinium

  “We are very excited about the acquisition of Novinium at Southwire. Novinium’s cable rejuvenation system which extends the life of underground cables is an amazing value proposition for our existing and prospective customers whom we aim to serve,” said Thomas Courtney, vice president of Services. “This acquisition reaffirms Southwire’s leadership in the cable industry…

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Hawesville Mayor Charles King injured in altercation

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School board making plans for new middle school

    The Hancock County Board of Education monthly meeting was last week on Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. and Superintendent Asberry recognized another of the School Resource Officers, Deputy Mark Powers, who is assigned to South Hancock Elementary School. Approval was made for many school improvements as well. SRO Mark Powers Recognized Deputy…

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Getting to know you; Fire Chief and EMT, Troy Roberts

   Troy Roberts, Lewisport Fire Department Chief and EMT, graduated from Hancock County High School in 1991. He is the son of the late Linda Mae Morgan Roberts and John Edward Roberts.    Troy often helped his dad out at Southern States farm supply store in Hawesville and said it gave him the opportunity to also…

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro; Murder on the Orient Express

  All aboard for THE ORIENT EXPRESS!  Theatre Workshop of Owensboro will present the Agatha Christie classic, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS October 14 through the 23rd.  The intriguing story has thrilled readers for years, and the theater is excited to bring it to local audiences.  Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, with two Sunday matinees at 2:00…

OCTC Nursing Program; Deadline for Applications

Deadline for Spring Applications – October 15, 2022 Owensboro Community & Technical College’s (OCTC) Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is currently accepting applications for students that will begin the program in January 2023. The ADN program prepares graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN examination enabling the graduate to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The deadline…

Cross country teams battle at Lincoln Trail

  The HCHS cross country teams competed in the Lincoln Trail Invitational at Hoosier Heights Country Club Saturday. Several Hancock County athletes had career best performances. “All of our boys and six of our eight girls ran season best times,” Hancock coach Wes Meserve said. Izzy Ross led the varsity girls team with a 17th…

Hornet 8th blanks Edmonson 42-0

Three Hornets players scored two touchdowns each as the Hancock County 8th grade football team won 42-0 over Edmonson County on September 20 at Brownsville. The team is now 8-0 and will host the GRVC conference championship at Schafer–Glover Field Thursday. Tyce Boling got the offensive party started with a 35-yard touchdown run in the…

Hornet 7th wins 24-8 at Brownsville

The HCMS 7th grade football team earned a road win when they traveled to Brownsville on Sept. 20. The Hornets beat Edmonson County 24-8. Tyrone Hurley showed his speed when he broke free for a 42-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Hancock County led 8-0 after a successful conversion on a pass from Nolan…

The University of Kentucky is home to a new center that will advance research on the medical use of cannabis. The UK Cannabis Center will conduct research on the health effects of cannabis, including its risks and benefits when used to treat certain medical conditions. Based in the College of Medicine’s Center on Drug and Alcohol Research,…

Thirty paddlers participate in Paddle Perry event; “Rivers to Rails”

The second “Rivers to Rails” event with Paddle Perry and Ohio River Scenic Railway was held on Saturday, September 24, 2022. This was the first all-volunteer led event held by Paddle Perry, Inc. Twelve volunteers helped run the event from start to finish. Volunteers came from Lewisport, Hawesville, Cannelton, Tell City, Troy, and Ferdinand! Thirty…

Area Obituaries

Jean Shutt

  Jean Shutt, 87, of Lewisport, quietly slipped away to her heavenly home on September 26, 2022. She was eager to be reunited with many loved ones who awaited her. Jean was born in Daviess County, KY on August 16th, 1935. She was the only daughter of the late Herbert and Lena Shouse. Mrs. Shutt…

Mary Yvonne Oliver

Mary Yvonne Oliver, 82 of Lewisport, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in the Waitman Station community in Hancock County, Ky on April 8, 1940 to the late Harold and Hazel Greathouse Gillim. Mary was a Homemaker, an avid reader and very dedicated to her family. …

James (Jim, Jimmy) Hawkins

James (Jim, Jimmy) Hawkins passed away on Sept 13 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport KY with family at his side. Jim was born on January 9th, 1941 in Cloverport, KY to the late Layman L. Hawkins and Mary Daisy Hawkins. He graduated from Lewisport High School in 1959. Jim was an active member at the…

Cinthia A. “Cindy” Edge

Cinthia A. “Cindy” Edge, 56, of Lewisport, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Lawton, OK on December 29, 1965 to Richard Vertrees and Teresa Lanham. Cindy worked in the restaurant business for many years.  She enjoyed her pets and adored her daughter and grandchildren. Cindy…

John V. Cassady

John V. Cassady, 71, of Hawesville, KY, passed away at his home Friday, September 9, 2022.  He was born in Louisville, KY on August 19, 1951 to the late Dean E. and Freda Mathers Cassady.  John retired from Raytheon Missile Systems in 2016 and he and his wife Carolyn moved to Hancock County to enjoy…

Dorothy Merle Pryor 

Dorothy Merle Pryor  88, of Lewisport, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 9, 2022 at the Heartford House in Owensboro.  Dorothy Merle Wilson was born November 8, 1933 in Calhoun, Kentucky to the late Barney and Myrtie D. King Wilson and was married to Eugene Franklin Pryor October 27, 1956.  Dorothy Merle was…

David William “Dave” Taylor

  David William “Dave” Taylor passed into eternity on September 5, 2022, at home after a long battle with cancer.  However, don’t dwell on the word cancer, because as you’ll read, this is not who Dave was.  It was simply a part of his journey.  Born December 8, 1975, to William David and Kathy Taylor,…

Allen Dale Harris

Allen Dale Harris, age 65 of Garfield, KY passed away September 3, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Hardinsburg, KY on April 23, 1957, son of the late George Allen Harris and Maxie Wilson Harris. He was a union laborer and enjoyed watching demolition derby’s and stockcar racing, riding 4 wheelers,…

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