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Justin Basham joins Hawesville council in January

Justin Basham was one of two write-in candidates for a seat on the Hawesville City Council this year in the 2022 General Election on November 8 and won. When he starts in January, he will be the only new member joining the 5 incumbent council members who were re-elected: Wayne Herndon, Tracy Johnson, Pat “Junnie”…

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Lewisport growth continues; duplex next; city names new police officer

The Lewisport City Council met on Thursday evening, November 17 and Josh Roberts, Lewisport City Manager, was appointed Lewisport Mayor Pro Tem (from the Latin, pro tempore, meaning ‘for the time being’). He will serve when Mayor Chad Gregory is out of town, sick, or otherwise unable to preside at meetings or appear on behalf…

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Food give-away program helping families with rising cost

You may have noticed that many cars were lined-up in downtown Hawesville around lunchtime last Friday, November 18. Julie Newton, Volunteer Director of the Hancock County Thrift Store & Food Pantry, received a bulk food giveaway from Gordon’s food chain supply (in Shepherdsville) through Feeding America in Elizabethtown and put the word out through Facebook…

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School Board names members of Planning Committee

The Hancock County Board of Education monthly meeting was held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 21 at the Hancock County High School. The Eighth Grade Football team, who won the Conference Championship was recognized. This was Hancock County Middle School’s third straight Conference Championship and undefeated season they’ve had! The HCHS Cross Country team…

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Lewisport Christmas Parade; entry form, entry awards, parade route

“Christmas on the Farm” The Lewisport Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. This year’s parade theme will be “Christmas on the Farm” with the Lewisport Lions Club sponsoring Santa and his sleigh. All persons planning on having an entry in the parade are asked to be at…

HCHS Varsity teams take the floor

The Hornets and Lady Hornets varsity teams begin their seasons next week when they go on the road to Owensboro and Whitesville. The Hornets are projected as a top 4 team in the 3rd Region this year as Hancock County returns four starters from last season. Head coach Mike Orr has eight seniors, two juniors…

Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 3rd

  The Mission Minded Women of the Hawesville United Methodist Church will be having their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 3rd in the Connection Cafe(Fellowship Hall)at the church. Serving begins at 10:30 am.  We will be serving chili, soup, sandwiches, desserts, and drinks.  Reduced prices for children.  We will also be selling our famous…

Getting to know you; Briana Pulliam

Briana Pulliam, Literacy Coach & Interventionist at Hancock County Schools, was born and raised in Lewisport. “My childhood was just the best because we stayed out until dark, played outside, rode bicycles and played basketball at the boat dock,” she said. “I had so many friends that grew up with me. It was the most…

Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2023 hemp licensing program; now open

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2022) – The window to apply for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2023 hemp licensing program is now open, Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced. “Regulatory inaction toward cannabinoids by the Food and Drug Administration continues to hamper the nation’s hemp industry,” Commissioner Quarles said. “As we enter the 10th growing…

Thelma Robertson celebrates 100 Years

Thelma Robertson is celebrating 100 Years of good life! By Jennifer Wimmer The public is invited to come and join Thelma Robertson, along with family and friends, in celebrating her 100th Birthday at the Hawesville Baptist Church’s New Life Center on Saturday, November 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. No gifts please! Cake & punch along with…

Lewisport Christmas in the park; Christmas parade

  Christmas in the Park Friday, December 2 is Christmas in the Park in downtown Lewisport from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 is the Lewisport Christmas Parade! Mark your calendar for these 2 special upcoming holiday events. Christmas in the Park will have many local food booths, as well as a…

2023 calendars are ready; old photo scenes in Hancock County

These Popular calendars now on sale! The Ladies of the DAR ( Daughters of the American Revolution) have produced, the 2023 calendars. Each month presents an old photo of a scene in Hancock County. The old photos are from the Hancock Clarion archives. Calendars are available for purchase at the Hancock Clarion, 230 Main Street, Hawesville,…

Area Obituaries

Pauline McFarling

Pauline McFarling, 93, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Oak Ridge Manor in Brownwood, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil “Mike” McFarling. She is survived by her son Michael McFarling and Lisa McFarling and granddaughters, Breanna McFarling, Kelsey Millikin, & Kourtney Swindler. She also has 9 great grandchildren Aylah, Abraham,…

Roy Glenn “Glenny” Gorman, Jr.

Roy Glenn “Glenny” Gorman, Jr., passed away at his home on Monday, November 21, 2022.  He was born in Owensboro on May 2, 1961 to Roy Glenn and Donna Powell Gorman. Glenny was a member of Hawesville United Methodist Church and worked at Gorman’s Auto/Owensboro Motors for 30 years.  He was a graduate of Hancock…

Nelda Emmick

Nelda Emmick, 88, of Lewisport, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Heartford House.  She was born on October 21, 1934 in Hawesville to the late Charles Lemuel and Mary Lillian Gibbs Lamar. Nelda graduated as Salutatorian of her class from Beechmont High School in Hawesville.  She was a member of Lewisport United…

Dr. Ann Evans

Dr. Ann Evans, 76, of Lewisport, passed away Monday, November 14, 2022, at The Heartford House while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born July 17, 1946, in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late Russell Sage Evans and Lucy Mae (Smeathers) Lawson. She was a member of the Lewisport United Methodist Church.…

Jeffery “Jeff” Francis Fillman

  Jeffery “Jeff” Francis Fillman, 67, loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend, left his earthly home on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at his home in Owensboro, Kentucky, after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness.  A man with a keen interest in history, a zest for travel to places far and wide, and a passion…

William A. Dawson

William A. Dawson, 74, of Reynolds Station, passed away on Friday, November 11, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Breckinridge County, KY on July 10, 1948 to the late William Thomas and Mary Mildred Emery Dawson. William was retired from Waste Management.  He enjoyed working on tractors and lawn mowers and…

Amy Joy (Butler) Thomas

  Amy Joy (Butler) Thomas, 51, passed away on November 7, 2022. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Gibson Funeral Home Lewisport Chapel on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. Amy Joy (Butler) Thomas was born September 2, 1971, to the late Arthur Carl Butler and Frieda Renee…

Mary Margaret Lindsey Powers

Mary Margaret Lindsey Powers, 73, of Hawesville, surrounded by her family, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 6th, 2022. She was born in Breckenridge County to Ray and Fannie Lindsey on December 5th, 1948. She was a devoted member of Central Baptist Church, serving for many years as treasurer, and…

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