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Board to vote on March 8 return for all students

Hancock County students in all grades could be going back to school, in-person and all at the same time, in the second week of March, based on a recommendation the school board will consider at Thursday night’s meeting. Superintendent Kyle Estes had formulated a plan for bringing students back to class just days before a…

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Windward Heights Country Club, new membership drive

In preparation for the upcoming season, Windward Heights Country Club approved a new membership drive at its board meeting Tuesday evening. Current members that bring in new members receive $100 off of their annual dues. If the member already paid their dues for the year, they get a $100 check from the club. This new…

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Bill would join Hancock Court with Daviess

A  proposed bill in the state legislature will combine Hancock County with Daviess in one judicial circuit, which the bill says would help ease the burden on family courts but opponents say the change could hurt county residents and that it was being done without any notice. House Bill 327, co-sponsored by D.J. Johnson, who…

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County back in orange; hopeful for return of summer events

Hancock County’s COVID-19 incidence rate dropped enough to bring the county back to orange on the state’s color-coded map last Wednesday, after being in the red since last October, which has the county judge-executive hopeful of a return to normal for public events this year. As of February 23, Hancock County had an average of…

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Girls win, advance in All “A” state tourney

The Lady Hornets went on a 20-6 second quarter run then closed the door in the fourth quarter during a 56-39 win at Metcalfe County in a round one game of the All “A” Classic state tournament Tuesday. Hancock County will advance to play Crittenden County this Saturday at 5pm in a quarterfinal matchup at…

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Hawesville drops landlord ordinance, raises water deposits, fees

At the beginning of what was expected to be a contentious debate at the Hawesville City Council meeting over an ordinance to force landlords to pay tenants’ old debts, mayor Charles King announced there’d be no public comments allowed and that the ordinance wouldn’t be brought to a vote, although the debate then shifted to…

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Hancock Accidents

SUV hit from rear An accident on U.S. 60 in Lewisport caused some damage to the vehicles, but the occupants escaped injury. The accident happened on February 16 at roughly 5:15 a.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Howard filed the accident report. Jarrett T. Reynolds, of Sacramento, KY. told Howard as he drove east on…

Hancock District Court Docket, February 17, 2021

The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, February 17, 2021.  The Honorable JB Hines presiding. Probate Court The estate of Thomas F. Ball, case scheduled for other hearing. Informal final settlement approved and signed. The estate of Charles Stinnett, case scheduled for probate hearing. Order signed, bond approved and written oath administered. Civil…

First courthouse in Hancock County KY

From the Owensboro Star 168. It’s long ago now but there is an historical landmark in it’s place. The first courthouse in Hancock County is pictured as it looks today. The two-story poplar log house has been flanked by sheds for many years and is still a strudy structures. It is located near Utility, Kentucky,…

Fresh footprints, security cameras make easy work of Lewisport burglaries Tuesday

While there’s no official list of ideal burglary conditions, Tuesday morning’s had to be near the top of the list for the worst: single degree temperatures; fresh, undisturbed snow; and multiple security cameras. None of those were deterrents for one Lewisport juvenile, however, who burglarized multiple vehicles in Hancock Park and was easily tracked by…

Major snow doesn’t arrive, but more still coming

After forecasts calling for up to a foot of snow and mass closures of government offices and local businesses, there were some complaints about the anticlimactic storm that did come, although it brought enough snow and ice to wreak havoc on the county roadways. The threat of major snow led to pre-emptive closures of county…

Woman who pleaded for job, rent money, never showed for job per Oaks administrator

  Woman who pleaded for job, rent money, never showed up for new job By Dave Taylor The happy ending to the story of a woman who’d pleaded for money for rent and help finding a job isn’t as happy after the facility that offered the woman a job said she never showed up for…

Senior meals working on weather plans

Changes brought on by COVID-19 have added more recipients to the list of homes receiving daily home delivered meals, but they’ve also brought uncertainty about whether meals will come during bad weather, a decision that until recently was tied to the local school district’s decision of whether to close schools. “Under normal circumstances we always…

Scoop shot at the buzzer lifts Commodores over Hornets

The Hancock County boys took one on the chin when Perry Central’s Ethan Edwards scored on a putback at the buzzer to give the Commodores a 54-53 victory over the Hornets here Saturday. “Our kids flat out played well enough to win this basketball game. There were just some things that didn’t go our way…

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Area Obituaries

Michael Dennis “Denny” Keown

Michael Dennis “Denny” Keown, 75, of Hawesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the Heartford House.  Denny was born in Owensboro on August 25, 1945 to the late Ernest Otto, Sr. and Julia Mosbey Keown.  He was a lifelong member of Hawesville Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School for over 40 years…

Denford C. Sanders

Denford C. Sanders, 71, of Easton, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 20, 2021, with family and friends by his side.  Denford was born August 28, 1949, to the late Herman C. Sanders and Myrtle Richards Sanders.  He was a Navy veteran.  Denford’s life was his logging career of 33 years.  He…

Naomi Hall Lamar

Naomi Hall Lamar, 92, of Lewisport, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Heartford House.  She born in Graham, Ky to her wonderful parents, Luther and Maud Loney Hall on October 15, 1928.  Naomi graduated from Graham High School in 1947. Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, 4 sisters…

Wanda F. Brown

  Wanda F. Brown, 79, of Hawesville, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at home.  She was born in Hancock County on February 5, 1942 to the late Virgil and Nellie Wathen Isom.  Wanda was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church and a homemaker.  She enjoyed her time spent with her grandkids and loved…

Gerald Voyles

  Gerald Voyles, 73, of Hawesville, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at his home.  Gerald was born in Chambers, KY on November 22, 1947 to the late James and Nellie McDaniel Voyles.  Gerald married the former Bonnie Sue Powers on May 2, 1969 and enjoyed 51 years of marriage.  He was a member…

Donald R. Richardson (Don)

Donald R. Richardson (Don), 86, of Owensboro, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. Don Richardson was born June 6, 1934 in Hancock County, Kentucky to the late Clyde Smith and Alice Bivins Richardson. He married Ernestine “Tina” Cartwright Richardson on Valentine’s Day…

Carol Fears

  Carol Fears was a true lady who will be profoundly missed by her friends and family.  A kind, gentle, and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday February 9th, 2021 from complications of long-term illness. Carol was born to the late Charles and Evelyn Livers on December 25,…

Gideon F. “Gid” Robbins

  Gideon F. “Gid” Robbins, 78, of Hawesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born in Breckinridge County, KY on October 3, 1942 to the late Leighton and Mary E. Jolly Robbins.  Gid was retired from Domtar and was a veteran of the United States Army.  He…

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