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State will hold meeting on closing oil and gas wells

The Kentucky Division of Oil and Gas will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, June 1, at 2 p.m. EST to outline the requirements and Finance Cabinet RFP procedures for contractor participation in the upcoming orphan well-plugging program funded through the Federal Infrastructure Act. The Division of Oil and Gas is in the process of…

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Liver transplant goes well for Johnson family

Chris Johnson of Hawesville is on the road to recovery following a liver lobe transplant at Vanderbilt Medical Center Transplant Center in Nashville on May 17. “I am feeling well and experiencing the normal pain associated with such a surgery,” Chris said Monday from his intensive care room. He said he is currently progressing as…

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Snyder will assume Chamber director role June 1

Tina Snyder will fill the role of director of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce on June 1. Snyder has been the Hancock County Public Libraries Director for the past 19 years, and will continue in those duties, as well. The director’s position – which is part-time – has been vacant for several months. The…

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Vastwood Park beach will open Memorial Day

Swimming at the Vastwood Park lake beach will resume Memorial Day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the beach will initially open on a limited schedule of Saturday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 until 5 p.m., on the following weekend. The county has recently hired two…

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Hornets compete at regional track meet; Ralph takes 2nd in 400

By Steve Wimmer The HCHS track & field teams competed in the Region 2, Class A meet held at Apollo High School in Owensboro Tuesday. The top two in each event automatically qualify for state, while the next 10 best times across the state receive at large bids. “I am very proud of the team.…

What I learned from dying: Hospitalized again

I’m writing this from a hospital bed… again. It’s a quick and firm reminder that things can change any minute. Just a few days ago I felt so good that I went in to the office for a little bit and I convinced my wife to go to Owensboro just to get out of the…

Lady Hornets claim 11th District softball title back-to-back

By Steve Wimmer The Lady Hornets led from start to finish during a hotly contested 11th District final at Breckinridge County High School Tuesday. Hancock County defeated Meade County 4-1 to win the championship for the second year in a row. “They got us twice this year so I knew it was going to be…

Hornets fall 12-2 in 11th District baseball tourney

By Steve Wimmer The HCHS Hornets baseball team’s season came to an end with a 12-2 loss to Breckinridge County at Breck County High School during the 11th District baseball tournament Monday. The Hornets finished the season with a win-loss record of 14-12. “This was definitely not the outcome we wanted, but we got runners…

Hornet tracksters compete at Central Hardin meet

By Steve Wimmer The HCHS track & field teams competed in a big  meet at Central Hardin High School Saturday. “We had a good meet even though we had 10 athletes missing for various reasons,” HCHS coach Chris Hawkins said. “This meet helped make some decisions on where we will run kids at region.” Girls…

Baker, Garner win primaries in South Hancock and Lewisport

Kentucky’s primary election was Tuesday, which included a handful of local races for county offices. There were few contested races in Hancock County for the primary, though nominees were chosen for District 4 magistrate in the Republican party, District 1 magistrate in the Democrat party, and District 2 constable in the Democrat party. Republican Gary…

Busy week ahead for seniors, graduation May 26 at HCHS

Graduation for the Class of 2022 at Hancock County High School is set for May 26 at 6 p.m., at the high school. A total of 125 seniors are scheduled the graduate this year. Seniors will be allotted 10 tickets each for distribution to family and friends to help assure the crowd stays within the…

Parks preparing for summer opening of Vastwood beach

Hancock County Parks is busy preparing for the opening of the summer season following a number of projects to improve the facilities, and will offer Hancock citizens more affordable opportunities for recreation close to home. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said improvements have been made at Vastwood beach, with “several tons” of sand brought in to…

Area Obituaries

Charles Louis Goff III

Charles Louis Goff, III age 91 of Falls of Rough, KY passed away May 23, 2022 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. He was born in Morehead, KY on June 3, 1930, son of the late Charles Louis Goff, II and Derl Elizabeth Cress Goff. Charles retired from Vermeer Manufacturing as a territory manager after 30 years of…

Hannah Jill McLean Litherland

Hannah Jill McLean Litherland, age 70, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 18, 2022.  Jill was born on August 7, 1951 in Owensboro, KY and lived most of her life in her hometown of Lewisport.  She graduated from Hancock County High School and attended Western Kentucky University. Jill was an avid reader, but…

Rebecca Mary Brockway

Rebecca Mary Brockway, 83, of Cloverport, KY passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, went to her heavenly home.  She began her journey at the Hardinsburg Nursing and Rehab in Hardinsburg. Becky, as most people knew her, love to hear the birds singing, and with her large family she enjoyed baking and cooking.  One of the…

Donald Anthony Guffey

Donald Anthony Guffey, 45, of Tell City, IN passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at his residence. Donald was a mechanic and heavy equipment operator. When he wasn’t working Donald liked to fish, camp, ride motorcycles, and go to drag strips. What he really enjoyed was spending time with his family. He was born February…

Carl H. “Buck” Adkins

Carl H. “Buck” Adkins, of Lewisport, passed away on May 21, 2022 at home surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born on April 27, 1938 in Hawesville to the late Joe and Ettie Husk Adkins.  Carl was a lifelong farmer for the Stephen Emmick family in Lewisport.  Buck and Stephen’s relationship was built on…

Thomas Allen Mason

Thomas Allen Mason, 83, of Hawesville, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 at his home with his family by his side.  Tom was born in Hancock County on January 23, 1939 to the late Floyd and Anna Brickey Mason.  Tom was a member of Mt. Eden Baptist Church and was retired from National Southwire…

Robert Lee “Robbie” Nugent, Jr.

Robert Lee “Robbie” Nugent, Jr., 59, of Lewisport, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Heartford House.  He was born in Daviess County on June 18, 1962 Robert and Annise Saunders Nugent.  Robbie retired from Century Aluminum and was of the Baptist faith.  He enjoyed taking his dog Bo, on truck rides.  Robbie…

Charles Earl “Bud” Snyder

Charles Earl “Bud” Snyder, 85, of Hawesville, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born in Hancock County on August 5, 1936 to the late Charlie B. and Mable Powers Snyder.  Charles worked in the oil fields .  He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Snyder;…

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