HCMS principal Hatchett chosen as Berea superintendent

By Dave Taylor Hancock County Middle School’s principal is becoming a Pirate. Dr. Diane Hatchett has been unanimously chosen as the new superintendent of Berea Community Schools, and will lay down her Hornets stinger and pick up her eye patch over Christmas break, officially starting her new job January 1, 2018. See this week’s Hancock…

Vanover: city awarded trash franchise to highest bidder

By Dave Taylor The Lewisport City Council held the first reading of the ordinance awarding its trash franchise Thursday, but one councilman objected to giving the contract to the company that he said turned in the highest bid. Kelly Vanover expressed his concern that the city was awarding the franchise to Republic Services of Kentucky,…

Local woman buys clinic, opens Hancock Health

By Dave Taylor A new medical clinic has come to Hancock County, and it’s in a familiar place with a familiar face. Julie (White) Rice has purchased the Hancock Clinic from Dr. Kishor Vora and it is now Hancock Health, offering primary care and other health services to the area. See this week’s Hancock Clarion…

Aleris cuts ribbon on $400 million auto expansion

By Dave Taylor Aleris celebrated the public unveiling of its $400 million auto body sheet expansion project Thursday in a ribbon cutting ceremony where the company staked its claim to the leading edge of the burgeoning world of aluminum auto body sheet and proclaimed that the future of the “game changing” Lewisport mill is now.…

Audubon Area Community Services: ‘the best kept secret in this area’

By Dave Taylor Help is available in many forms in Hancock County, be it through GRITS rides to Owensboro, help paying heating bills, job training, or even guidance signing up for insurance. But what many don’t realize is much of that help comes from one source: Audubon Area Community Services. “We like to think of…

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HCMS principal Hatchett chosen as Berea superintendent

By Dave Taylor Hancock County Middle School’s principal is becoming a Pirate. Dr. Diane Hatchett has been unanimously chosen as the new superintendent of Berea Community Schools, and will lay down her Hornets stinger and pick up her eye patch over Christmas break, officially starting her new job January 1, 2018. See this week’s Hancock…

Vanover: city awarded trash franchise to highest bidder

By Dave Taylor The Lewisport City Council held the first reading of the ordinance awarding its trash franchise Thursday, but one councilman objected to giving the contract to the company that he said turned in the highest bid. Kelly Vanover expressed his concern that the city was awarding the franchise to Republic Services of Kentucky,…

Local woman buys clinic, opens Hancock Health

By Dave Taylor A new medical clinic has come to Hancock County, and it’s in a familiar place with a familiar face. Julie (White) Rice has purchased the Hancock Clinic from Dr. Kishor Vora and it is now Hancock Health, offering primary care and other health services to the area. See this week’s Hancock Clarion…

Area Obituaries

Monica M. Roberts

Monica M. Roberts of Rogers, Arkansas passed away November 12, 2017 in Bentonville.  She was born May 5, 1944 in County Mayo, Ireland the daughter of John and Mary Burke.  In 1953 she moved to Oxford, England and graduated from St. Thomas Moore High School in 1962.  Monica moved to the United States in 1968…

Nancy Esenwein Potts

Nancy Esenwein Potts, 66, of Lewisport, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at her home.  She was born on November 11, 1950 in Youngstown, OH to the late Augusta and Elizabeth Toto Esenwein.  Nancy was a housewife, a Jehovah Witness and attended Kingdom Hall in Tell City.  She was preceded in death by her…

John “Red” G. McClellan

John “Red” G. McClellan, 79 of Cloverport passed away November 4, 2017 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born August 13, 1938 in Breckinridge County at home to the late James B. & Mary Ann McGovern McClellan. Red, as he affectionally liked to be called retired from Dal-Tile plant after many years of…