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Hawesville woman jailed on manslaughter charge

A Hawesville woman has been jailed on an indictment warrant, charged with second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence, resulting from an investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. According to court documents, Connie Jean Oden, 69, of 157 River Street, was arrested Jan. 4 following a Dec. 22, 2021, indictment by the Hancock County…

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Woman arrested after 4,500 pills discovered in search

A Hawesville woman has been charged for allegedly trafficking in amphetamines after investigators conducted a controlled parcel delivery to a residence on State Route 144 East on Monday. According to a citation from Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West, Natoma Ellen Huff, 45, of 8476 State Route 114 East, is charged with second-degree trafficking…

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Lady Hornets double-up on Tell City, 47-22

By STEVE WIMMER Ella House and Bailey Poole scored 16 points each as the Lady Hornets easily defeated Tell City here Monday night. The final score was 47-22. “Our girls played hard tonight (Monday). I’m really proud of them for their effort and commitment to the defensive end,” HCHS coach Kevin Husk said. We forced…

Hornets sting Marksmen 71-52

By STEVE WIMMER The Hornets showed  strength and consistency by winning every quarter of play during a 71-52 victory over Tell City here Tuesday. “We weren’t as efficient as we have been lately on offense, but we were able to execute and hit some shots and Even (Ferry) was getting in the lane. That created…

What I Learned From Dying: People are ready for my death

  BY DAVE TAYLOR I hate to say it, but I get the feeling that people are ready for me to die. I don’t mean that people are actually looking forward to it or anxious to see how it goes, I just mean people lately seem more mentally prepared for the fact that I’m probably…

Roberts says ‘State of the County’ is strong

Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the state of Hancock County is very promising and the financial standing puts the government in a good position to tackle vital needs in the future. Roberts gave his “State of the County” comments at a breakfast meeting of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning at the Career…

Hornets beat athletic Hopkins team 75-68

Ryan Ogle scored 27 points and the Hornets earned a quality, 75-68 win over Hopkins County Central at Madisonville Monday. “We played really well defensively, especially in the second half. We didn’t turn the ball over and we hit our free throws down the stretch. This was a hard fought win,” HCHS coach Mike Orr…

What I Learned From Dying: New Year’s Resolutions

Since everyone else starts the year with New Year’s resolutions, which are mostly lies we tell ourselves, I’m going to make my own list of lies, I mean, resolutions for 2022. Exercise more. Everyone says they’re going to work out more as their resolution, so why shouldn’t I join in too? I actually do need…

Mail delivery issues a concern for staff, newspaper industry

Subscribers of the Hancock Clarion in some areas of the county, as well as surrounding counties, are experiencing difficulties in receiving timely delivery of their paper by the U.S. Postal Service. Clarion Publisher/Editor Donn Wimmer said the situation is frustrating not only to subscribers, but also to Clarion management. “We understand subscribers need their paper…

Area Obituaries

Vicky ‘Vic’ Van Brown

Vicky “Vic” Van Brown, 73 of Cloverport, Kentucky returned to his Heavenly Father on January 7, 2022. He was born in Hardinsburg, Kentucky on July 12, 1948 to Jesse and Alpha (Mitchell) Brown. Vic was a Baptist. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Vic worked for the Cloverport Water and Sewer…

Henry A. ‘Bud’ Vogt

Henry A. “Bud” Vogt, 73, of Cannelton, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Tell City, IN on February 12, 1948 to the late Norman and Mary Jane Plock Vogt.  Bud was retired from Can-Clay Corporation and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ…

Tammy Corley King

Tammy Corley King blessed this world on August 13, 1973, and sadly passed away on January 10, 2022, after a short but hard-fought battle for her life in the same hospital in which she cared for so many through the years. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Franklin Corley, on July 5,…

Keith Allen Spencer, 51

Keith Allen Spencer, 51, of Hawesville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at his home.  He was born in Indianapolis, IN on November 27, 1970 to Ronald and Barbara Napier Spencer.  Keith was a musician and a member of Acton Baptist Church in Indianapolis.  His pride and joy in life were his children…

Ruth Ann Brown, 62

Ruth Ann Brown, 62, of Dale, Indiana, was born January 16, 1959 to Charles A. Brown and Berniece J. (Bockstahler) Brown. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents and her son, Douglas W. Risse, Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Tina Jo (Vince) Kessinger of Owensboro, Kentucky and Jennifer (Nick Vaal)…

Roy Thomas Weedman, 74

Roy Thomas Weedman, 74 of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away December 30, 2021 at Owensboro Hospital. He was born June 24, 1947 in Hardinsburg, Kentucky to Jefferson and Ethel (Ford) Weedman. Roy loved to farm and ride his bike. Preceding Roy in death are his parents; his brothers, Jeff, Joe, James, Ernie and Leonard Weedman; sisters,…

Charles Wayne “Frenchie” Rogier, 79

Charles Wayne “Frenchie” Rogier of Cloverport Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the age of 79. He was born July 2, 1942 in Perry County, Indiana, to Charles H. and Barbara Helen Rogier. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sis (Eleanor); a sister, Carolyn Gray and a son,…

Virginia L. Evans, 87

Tell City, Ind. — Virginia L. Evans, 87, passed away on January 2, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born at home in Ranger, Indiana on September 2, 1934, daughter of Otis and Ada (Lawalin) Malone. Virginia was a 1952 graduate of Troy High School. She was united in marriage on September 11, 1954…

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