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Lady Hornets win at Kentucky All “A” Classic Statewide Tournament against Monroe County; 54-43

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Man arrested for firing warning shots

Jacob Allen McFall, 21, was arraigned on Wednesday afternoon, January 18th at the Hancock County Judicial Center and plead not-guilty to 4 charges of Wanton Endangerment in the first degree. The complaining witness was Deputy Butch Garst, Lead School Resource Officer for Hancock County Schools and SRO at HCHS/HCMS campus. McFall was charged on January…

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Bickett bond set at 10,000 cash; grand jury will hear case

The second court hearing on the Michael B. Bickett case was held on Wednesday, January 18th at 2:30 p.m. at the Hancock County Judicial Center. Judge Gregory Vincent was presiding and it was decided that the hearing be in-person. Hancock County Attorney Paul Madden, Jr. requested that Bickett’s first charge of Leaving the Scene of…

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Getting To Know You: Ashley Walls, CEO Labor Management Federal Credit Union

Ashley Walls, the new CEO for Labor Management Federal Credit Union, is a lifelong resident of Lewisport. “It’s a strong community,” she said. “The way that everyone pulls together when someone’s in need; you don’t find that in big cities. When there’s tragedy or triumph, the community rallies together for people and that is what…

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HCHS Agricultural Communications Class interviews community businesses/farmers

  Hancock County High School Technical Education (CTE) Teacher, Josh Smith, is engaging his Agricultural Communications Class in a project that puts them in direct communication with different business owners and farmers throughout the county. His plan is to have the students interview two per month.  The interviews will be published in the Hancock Clarion…

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro needs actors; auditions for classic American drama

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro needs actors!  They are having AUDITIONS for a play February 5th and 6th.  The classic American drama, COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA has roles for men and women, young and middle aged.  AUDITIONS will be Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2:00 pm, and Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:00 pm.  They will be at THE EMPRESS THEATER, 418 Frederica. COME BACK,…

Hancock County Middle School; places first in multiple academics for KAAC Governor’s Cup

  On January 10 & 14, 2023 Hancock County Middle School participated in the KAAC Governor’s Cup. Governor’s Cup (Kentucky’s Premiere Academic Competition) encourages depth and breadth of academic knowledge, cultural literacy, teamwork, leadership, creativity, risk assessment, and critical thinking, and provides the fun that comes with being part of a team. Hancock County Middle…

Public Service Announcement

Plan ahead. Be prepared. Take Action – A Helpful Reminder An anonymous public service message from a concerned citizen in Hancock County: Who do you trust to advocate for you and carry out your wishes in the event of an accident, illness or an unexpected turn of events? Please prepare NOW and provide trusted members…

Three engine Falcon 900 EX jet; lands at Hancock County Airport

  This large Falcon 900 EX jet with three engines landed at the Hancock County Airport this week on business. The airport extended its runway to 5,000 feet to accommodate larger jets wanting to land here instead of going to a larger airport. The Hancock County Airport also provides jet fuel. See tanks in background.…

Annual Farm City Dinner – Tickets NOW ON SALE

Annual Farm City Dinner  The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Farm City and Ag Awards Dinner on Monday, February 20th at the Hawesville Baptist Church Life Center at 6:00 p.m. Please get your tickets NOW so they can better know how many plan to come! Tickets are $5 and will be…

Kenergy/Conexon Connect; Close the Digital Divide

As announced in early August of 2022, in an effort to “Close the Digital Divide” Kenergy partnered with Conexon Connect to provide homes and businesses in 14 rural Kentucky Counties, including Hancock, with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network broadband (high speed) internet. The infrastructure is currently being put into place and it’s time to sign-up if you’re…

Lady Hornets beat Trigg, fall by one at OHS

        Bailey Poole scored 18 points and Emma Morris hit four 3’s during a 47-26 win for the Lady Hornets over Trigg County Saturday at HCHS.  The contest was the last of four games played in the House Insurance Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout. Poole got rolling early as the senior point guard scored seven…

Area Obituaries

Dorothy Jean Emmick

Dorothy Jean Emmick, 86, of Lewisport, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after a brief illness.  She was born in Lewisport, KY on April 1, 1936 to the late Allen L. and Mary L. Sipes Covetts. Dorothy was a member of Lewisport United Methodist Church and was retired from…

Dana (Eubanks) Beck

Dana (Eubanks) Beck, age 52, passed from this life on January 22, 2023 while adventuring in Texas, making the most of life. She was born on September 2, 1970 in Owensboro, Kentucky and lived in Lewisport, Kentucky for many years before moving to Mayfield, Kentucky. Dana was a faithful and God-fearing woman who served her…

Carlton L. Roberts

Carlton L. Roberts, 91, of Owensboro passed away on Wednesday January 18, 2023 at the Heartford House.  Carlton was born on December 13, 1931 in Breckinridge County to the late Lonzo and Ivy Myrtle Hook Roberts. He was a US Army Veteran, a Civil Engineer, member of NRA, AARL, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren,…

Gary Scott Mingus

Gary Scott Mingus, age 64 of Friendsville, Tennessee, passed away on January 18, 2023.  He was born on June 19, 1958 to the late Geraldine (White) and Robert Mingus of Cloverport, Kentucky.  Gary apprenticed at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock in Virginia where he became a Journeyman Machinist.  Gary spent decades as a highly…

Ella Mae Adkins

Ella Mae Adkins, 87, of Lewisport passed away Thursday January 19, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Ella was born in Lewisport, KY on November 18, 1935 to the late Reuben and Claribel Storm Banks. She was preceded in death by a son Mark Adkins, granddaughter April Adkins, three brothers Miller Banks, Robert Banks and…

Roy Lee Ogle

  Roy Lee Ogle, 75, of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday January 19, 2023 at his home.  Roy was born on October 8, 1947 in Owensboro, KY to the late Coy and Mary Agnes Kelly Ogle. Roy was preceded in death by two grandsons Jonathan Kyle Ogle and Parker…

Donna L. Ogle

  Donna L. Ogle, 78, of Hawesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at the Heartford House under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky.  She was born in Hardinsburg, KY on March 16, 1944. Donna was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and was retired from Weyerhauser.  She loved spending time with her…

Eithan Lamar Simpson

  Eithan Lamar Simpson, 26, of Owensboro died Friday January 13, 2023 at his home.  Eithan was born in Owensboro to the late Richard Allen and Connie Renee Schwartz Simpson.  He liked playing video games and loved his two cats Fatty and Tucker. He was preceded in death by a brother Tyler Morgan and an…

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