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Family Dollar coming to Lewisport; retail growth continues

The retail scene in Lewisport continues to grow as Family Dollar Store plans to build an outlet by Hancock Bank.  Lewisport Mayor Chad Gregory made the announcement at Thursday’s city council meeting. He said all of the company sent all of the plans to the Hancock Urban Planning Commission for approval. “The growth has been…

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Kelly White shares information about FBLA; brings students to Chamber of Commerce

Kelly White, Accounting & Finance teacher and Future Business Leaders of America advisor at Hancock County High School, spoke at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast on September 14. The FBLA student officers that attended with her, proudly handed out the brochures that they made themselves. “People came up after the Chamber of Commerce meeting and…

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Property Tax Revenue increases, as rate decreases

Due to the recent growth in the city of Lewisport, its property tax assessment increased $3 million in 2021 to $53 million. With this recent growth, the city decided to take the state allowed four-percent revenue increase. Due to the growth in assessment, while the city realizes an increase in revenue, the tax each person…

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Kenergy files to create broadband network

On September 10, Kenergy Corporation filed paperwork with the state Public Service Commission to construct a high-speed fiber optic cable broadband Internet system. The system covers the counties of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Webster, Breckinridge, Union, Crittenden, Caldwell, Lyon and Livingston. In its filing, Kenergy asked the PSC’s permission to “construct a…

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Operation Inasmuch; United Project Day

Last Saturday, September 18, the annual project day for Operation Inasmuch United, had more than 90 volunteers from churches, United Way and Celebrate Recovery finished up 21 jobs. Teams went to Hancock County and Perry County to complete such jobs as cleaning gutters & yards, building ramps, repairing ramps & decks, coating mobile home roofs,…

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Help Gary Masters Receive Treatment to Reverse Stroke

  Our family has created a gofundme fund raiser to raise funds for Gary Masters. My Aunt Cyndie Stephens Masters and Uncle Gary live in Lewisport. In November of 2019, my uncle suffered from a stroke, and while he survived. It was left him with a multitude of deficits including walking, talking, eating and right…

“Love me like I’m dying.”

As Dave Taylor has been in the hospital since last Thursday, September 16th, with minimal bouts of consciousness, I have offered to humbly guest author his column for this week. If you’ve read Dave’s columns over the last few months, you’ll find me mentioned throughout, although there was one edition, August 18th, he made me…

Hancock District Court Docket, Friday September 17, 2021

The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Friday, September 17, 2021. The Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate Court The estate of Ross Ivan Taylor, case scheduled for motion hour. Order approving settlement signed. The estate of David G. Morris, case scheduled for a probate hearing. Will probated, executor appointed and sworn in and bond…

Hancock Accidents

Deer causes wreck A driver escaped injury when he swerved to miss a deer and went off of the road. The accident happened on Adair Road, four miles east of Lewisport on September 15 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick filed the accident report. Scotty L. Cumpston of Lewisport told Emmick…

HCHS Spotlight; On the Road to Real-World Relevance

“Sophomore Aidan Gaynor measures the distance traveled by his cable car in Mr. Mattingly’s Intro to Engineering Design course.” Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. Though first published 165 years ago, Walt Whitman’s opening stanza from…

What I learned from dying; I feel like I can’t do anything anymore 

Legendary comic Norm Macdonald died this week after a secret battle with and undisclosed form of cancer. I found it very interesting that he chose to keep his diagnosis a secret from his fans and so many who knew him but in many way I completely understood. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the…

Hornets move to 4-0 with 37-8 win at Edmonson

The Hornets ran their record to 4-0 after a convincing, 37-8 win over Edmonson County at Brownsville Friday. It didn’t take long for Hancock County to establish dominance over the Wildcats as Logan Willis ran 61 yards for a touchdown on the first offensive play of the game. The Hornets’ offensive line created a hole…

Blue Agave Tavern opens in Lewisport

  An historic event happened in downtown Lewisport Sunday afternoon when Blue Agave Tavern held a soft grand opening for friends and family. Hancock County went dry around 100 years ago during the midst of the Temperance Movement, and all alcohol sales in the county were banned. “Opening the bar is a game-changer,” Bridget Richard…

Area Obituaries

Diana M. Bell

Diana M. Bell, 87, of Philpot, passed away on September 20, 2021 at Signature Health Hillcrest in Owensboro, KY. She was born on September 5, 1934 in Hancock County to the late Virgle and Rose McBrayer Morris.  Diana was a member at Pellville Baptist Church.  She was a hair stylist in Pellville for many years,…

Bonnie Ward

Bonnie Ward, 70, of Lewisport, KY, passed away at her home on September 19, 2021.  She was sad to leave her family but rejoiced knowing she would soon see Jesus, her husband, her son and other loved ones. Bonnie was born in Daviess County, KY on September 29, 1950 to the late Paul and Deloise…

Lela Jean Fulkerson

Lela Jean Fulkerson, 89, passed away on September 18, 2021. She was born in Tell City on February 3, 1932, daughter of William Ivan and Emma Gertrude (Huck) Sandage.  Jean had worked at General Electric and later was a home health aide at Perry County Memorial Hospital for several years. She had been a member…

Trisha Kay Johnston Patterson

  Trisha Kay Johnston Patterson, 52, of Owensboro, passed away September 10, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born September 30, 1968, to Paul Johnston and the late Cheryl Hill. Trish graduated from Daviess County High School in 1986, and went on to work at Owensboro Grain, WaxWorks, Kentron, and was a licensed…

Winfield Howard “Sandy” Hendry, JR

Winfield Howard “Sandy” Hendry, JR, 73, of Hawesville, passed away on Sunday September 12, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh, IN.  He was born in Perry County, IN on January 21, 1948 to the late Winfield “Buster” and Dorothy Bryant Hendry, Sr. Sandy was a member and trustee at Hawesville United Methodist Church and retired…

Dortha Mae Roberts

Dortha Mae Roberts, 91 of Philpot, passed away on September 7, 2021 at Heartland Villa in Lewisport.  She was born on March 22, 1930 in Hancock County to the late Virgil and Rose Morris.  Dortha is a member of Pellville Baptist Church and of the Hancock County Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by…

Pamela (Pam) Mayo

Pamela (Pam) Mayo, 65 of Evansville passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was born July 4th, 1956, to the late Edmond & Eva Rearden of Hawesville, Ky. In addition to her parents, Pam was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Rearden. Pam is survived by her son, Brian Garrett (Kristy) and…

James O. McDaniel

James O. McDaniel, 88, of Owensboro, passed away on August 31, 2021 at the Heartford House in Owensboro.  He was born in Hancock County on September 22, 1932 to the late P.A. and Pearl Hubbard McDaniel.  James was a member and longtime Deacon at The Church of God of Prophecy.  He was retired from Sears…

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