Photos from the week of December 7, 2017

Rocky Point restaurant burns

By Dave Taylor A venerable Indiana restaurant was reduced to ashes Monday after a noontime fire swept through the building, but the impact is reaching into Hancock County due to its many local ties. Rocky Point BBQ & Grille, just five miles from downtown Hawesville at Rocky Point Marina on IN-66 in Cannelton, was owned…

Free interactive online calendar available for county events

By Dave Taylor Nothing to do? Something to do that no one else knows about? The updated Hancock Clarion website now boasts an interactive calendar, where the general public can post its own coming events and share them throughout social media. The new calendar, located at hancockclarion.com/event-calendar (don’t forget the dash), allows anyone to post…

Middle school Lego teams compete in regional tourney

By Ralph Dickerson Students from Hancock County competed in the First Lego League Regional Tournament at Owensboro Technical and Community College Saturday, and acquitted themselves quite well. Nine students, 8th graders from Hancock County Middle School, competed as two teams in the competition. One team consisted of four students, and the other one contained five,…

Big Rivers’ Coleman plant to be disconnected from power grid; may never restart

By Dave Taylor Big Rivers’ Kenneth C. Coleman plant in Hawesville might never come back online after a ruling late last month by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which has terminated its connection to the electrical grid. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Photos from the week of December 7, 2017
Rocky Point restaurant burns

By Dave Taylor A venerable Indiana restaurant was reduced to ashes Monday after a noontime fire swept through the building, but the impact is reaching into Hancock County due to its many local ties. Rocky Point BBQ & Grille, just five miles from downtown Hawesville at Rocky Point Marina on IN-66 in Cannelton, was owned…

Free interactive online calendar available for county events

By Dave Taylor Nothing to do? Something to do that no one else knows about? The updated Hancock Clarion website now boasts an interactive calendar, where the general public can post its own coming events and share them throughout social media. The new calendar, located at hancockclarion.com/event-calendar (don’t forget the dash), allows anyone to post…

Area Obituaries

Allie Dean Hawley Oliver

Allie Dean Hawley Oliver, 73, of Lewisport, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 5, 2017.  Allie Dean was born on March 3, 1944 in Owensboro to the late William Holmes and Alice Holland Hawley.  She was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church, she was a  retired rural mail carrier and a…

James (Jim) Edward Bittel

James (Jim) Edward Bittel, 82, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday November 30, 2017 at his home under the care of Hospice with family at his side.  He was born in Daviess County on March 4, 1935 to the late Edward J. and Ada Belle Atherton Bittel.  Jim is…

Donna Sue (Waters) (Helmerich) Mason

Donna Sue (Waters) (Helmerich) Mason, age 77, beloved mother, wife and friend, passed from this world on November 21, 2017, in Wesley Chapel, Florida. She was born on June 12, 1940, in Huntingburg, Indiana to Garneta Helmerich (and Charles Helmerich) and Charles Waters (and Thelma).  She attended Huntingburg High School (Class of 1958); was a…