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Hancock School Board discusses custodial pay

School Board discusses custodial pay A light agenda greeted members of the Hancock County Board of Education when it met in session on Thursday, July 22 for its regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting took place at the Central Offices at 5:30 p.m. Hancock County High School Principal Ginger Estes approached the school board about increasing…

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County hiring dislocated workers; could save $50-70,000

Career Center helps more than job seekers The average person knows that career centers across the state, such as the Hancock County Career Center located west of Hawesville, offers various services to job seekers looking for employment. Most people do not know that career centers also offer vital services to businesses looking to hire and…

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Quarles queried about rural Internet, solar farms

After making his opening remarks, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan F. Quarles opened the floor to questions. The topic quickly went from agriculture to the Internet. “How much longer do we have to go to get broadband here in rural Kentucky,” Randy Stroup, owner of First Class Services asked. State Representatives Suzanne Miles…

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Ag Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles touts agriculture in county visit

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan F. Quarles visited the Hancock County Career Center last Wednesday to tout Kentucky agriculture. He also mentioned the challenges agriculture faces in this country from environmental activists determined to stop certain agricultural practices. During his visit, Commissioner Quarles touted the Kentucky Proud program that promotes the diverse agricultural…

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Defending champs and new local blood to compete in demo derby

If you like action then you’ll want to come to the Hancock County Fair on Saturday night to witness the awesome spectacle that is the 2021 demo derby. The derby is always a big draw at the fair and this year’s smash up might be the biggest and best ever. Promoter Eric Adkins thinks it…

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BBQ fundraiser to help Hancock gal perform in Dancing with our Stars; benefit for Boulware Mission

In recent weeks you may have read a Clarion story about the upcoming Dancing with Our Stars event in Owensboro. Lewisport resident Taunya Iverson, General Manager of Cromwell Media, is one of the star dancers. It is Iverson’s job to raise money up until the competition and there are only 2 weeks remaining to raise…

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Hornets football season begins August 20

Football action is just around the corner and the Hancock County Hornets are working hard in preparation for another great season on the gridiron! The team will open the 2021 season at home against rival Breckinridge County on August 20. The Hornets have been practicing every day and are set for a scrimmage at Grayson…

What I learned from dying; Sometimes the cancer wins

  I’ve often said that when people see me out at a store or a game or something they comment on how I barely seem sick, but those people don’t see the hours of sickness I endured right before going out, and they don’t see that more often than not I come home and lie…

Car crosses center line on 69; slams into family’s SUV

  A passenger in an SUV suffered a possible head injury in an accident on state Route 69 last Friday, July 23. The accident happened about 1.5 miles south of Hawesville at approximately 9 a.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick filed the report. Roy Sanders of Reynolds Station told Emmick that as he drove…

Hawesville woman wins lottery

(WEHT) – Hawesville woman says her lottery winnings will go towards kitchen renovations A Hawesville women, who wishes to remain anonymous, says her day was made after a recent call from Kentucky Lottery staff. They told her she had won more than $127,000 in a second chance promotion built around the Kentucky Jackpot Scratch-off ticket. The…

Summer school class learns life skills during mock trial

Josh Roberts’ summer class performed a mock trial at the Hancock County Judicial Center, Friday. Pictured from left are: Damion Basham, Samuel Huff, Presley King, Makenna Reardon, Judge Joshua F. Roberts, Sara Huff, Mora Meserve, and Wesley Richmond. The jury deliberated before the verdict was read by the judge during a mock trial at the…

RiverValley Behavioral Health to open Lewisport clinic

Rivervalley Behavioral Health plans to open a clinic location in Lewisport, Kentucky. The clinic sits at 1210 Fourth Street; in the old Estes Behavioral Health building near the entrance to Hancock Park. Kyle and Jessica Estes formerly owned the building. RiverValley plans to hold a grand opening ceremony for the Lewisport Clinic on August 11…

What I learned from dying; Good news and bad news

My long promised update is finally here and it’s a mixture of good news and bad news. The good news is that my cancer spots are shrinking, some of them substantially, but the bad news is that in finding out the spots were shrinking I found out there were more of them than I realized.…

Pageants headline fair activities

Each year fair-goers flock to the Hancock County Fair at the fairgrounds in Hawesville to watch the various beauty pageants. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic starting in January of 2020, last year’s fair did not take place. For that reason, the Hancock County community eagerly anticipates this year’s fair that starts on August 4. The…

Area Obituaries

Goldie A. Smith

  Goldie A. Smith, 88, of Lewisport, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born on May 8, 1933 in New Richmond, Ohio to the late Arnold J. and Ethel Marie Blackburn Gerling.  Goldie was a member of Tell Street Baptist Church and a homemaker.  She enjoyed quilting,…

Georgia Lee Hoffman Howard

Georgia Lee Hoffman Howard, 92, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Redbanks in Henderson.  She was born October 18, 1928 in Nebo, KY to the late Edward Lee and Georgie Myrtle Perkins Hoffman.  She was a member of Bowling Green High School and attended Western Kentucky University.  At WKU, she was…

Emma Jean Bramlett

Emma Jean Bramlett, age 83 of Harned, KY passed away July 15, 2021 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. She was born in Breckinridge County, KY on July 3, 1938, the daughter of the late William Lee and Levi Drake Dickerson. Jean was a member of Alexander Chapel United Methodist Church and a retired school bus driver.…

Jimmie Harper

Jimmie Harper “Pappy”, 80, passed away on July 19, 2021 from a lengthy battle with cancer.  Jimmie was born on May 10, 1941 to the late Aaron and Dolly Harper.  He was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Columba Catholic Church in Lewisport. Throughout his life, he was known as an avid…

Dorothy Elaine Scott

Dorothy Elaine Scott, 66, of Hawesville, went to be with her Lord on July 18, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh, IN.  She was born in Hancock County on December 15, 1954 to Carl Wayne and Maxine Voyles Muffett. Dot was the owner of Weber Store for 20 years.  She loved serving the community and…

James A. “Jimmy” Cambron

James A. “Jimmy” Cambron, 68, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born in Daviess County, Ky on July 24, 1952 to the late Iva and Mary Mattingly Cambron. Jimmy operated C & B Sunoco and later Cambron Automotive in…

Verna Catherine Koschak

Verna Catherine Koschak, 78, of Utica, died, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Signature Healthcare-Hartford.  She was born in Easton to the late Georgia and Bessie Juanita Sanders and was a retired cook.  She was preceded also in death by her step-mother, Dorothy Sanders. Survivors include her husband, Andrew Koschak of Utica; son, Kevin Blan of…

Margie Lynn Wethington

Margie Lynn Wethington, 67, of Hawesville, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at her home.  She was born in Perry County, IN on September 24, 1953 to the late Ernest and Lagatha Bryant Sandage.  Margie was a Homemaker and enjoyed her horses.  She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Ernie, Ronnie, Billy and…

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