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Aleris has new name, Mike Keown President and CEO

With a nod to its history in Hancock County, on December 1, 2020 Aleris became Commonwealth Rolled Products and announced that county native Mike Keown will become president and CEO of the new company, both of which could introduce familiarity and stability after four years’ worth of buyout upheaval. The changes came as American Industrial…

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Riverview Restaurant closes, Owner wants to sell

A few weeks ago Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear ordered bars and restaurants to close to dine-in traffic, and only allowed them to offer take-out, outdoor seating or drive-thru service. These restrictions forced Riverview Restaurant to close its doors for good.  “With this COVID thing going on, it has been kind of tough and we have…

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Hornets’ season ends, 27-26 loss to Owensboro Catholic Aces

The Hornets and Aces played another game for the ages when they battled to the bitter end during a football playoff game at Hancock County’s Schafer–Glover Field Friday. This time Owensboro Catholic came out on top, winning by a final score of 27-26 to advance to the regional title game at Murray. Hancock County’s season…

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Hancock Fiscal Court joins lobbying group

Hancock County Fiscal Court held its monthly night meeting Monday evening, and a light agenda greeted magistrates. The meeting started at 6 pm, and ended before 6:30 pm. Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts informed the court of a lobbying group being created by the Pennyrile Area Development District to help bring state monies to…

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COVID impact on Hancock businesses

Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the globe and governments issue lockdown orders and shutter businesses to fight the virus, Hancock County remains relatively unscathed in terms of the impact on area businesses. While several of the local factories enacted short-term layoffs earlier this year, most are now at full production. Hancock County…

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North Hancock Elementary, needs community help with grant

North Hancock Elementary announced last week the school plans to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. The grant is for five years, and totals $490,000. “The first three years the grant is $100,000 per year,” Lacey Mosby, North Hancock Elementary Family Resource Coordinator, said. “The last two years it is $95,000 per…

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Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund

Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund:  Access Encouraged For eligible Kentuckians needing financial assistance with water, wastewater, electric, or natural gas service during pandemic There’s help for Kentuckians who have fallen behind on paying for essential utilities. Titled the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund, it is in place to assist hard-pressed citizens across the…

Santa Sacks, December 17

The annual Santa Sacks program takes place at the Lewisport Community Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 17. Santa Sacks is a collaborative program with Toys for Tots and St Vincent dePaul to provide a well-rounded Christmas for Hancock County families. Each program provides something different to each family. Santa Sacks provides…

Closed Senior Center continues to be active

The corona virus has affected many businesses all over the world, but we wanted to check in with our local businesses in Hancock County.  During one interview with Lona Morton, Director of the Senior Center, we learned that when the Corona virus pandemic began, Governor Beshear said any person over the age of 60 who…

Hancock Library, Story-time and more

Children’s Crafts and Story-time Story-time Theme:  Winter Craft:  Hot Cocoa Thumbprint Ornament Bingo Cards:  Hello Storytime friends! Beginning this week, when you stop by the library to grab your craft, be sure to grab a Storytime Bingo Card as well. When you watch Friday’s storytime, stick around until the very end to hear the secret…

Elderberry, strongest Anti-Viral in nature

Elderberry is a powerful traditional remedy. It is considered the strongest Anti-Viral in nature. The berries and flowers are used as medicine and the leaves, root and bark are toxic. If you do your research and /or check with your doctor and decide to try it, Elderberry can be taken as tea, supplement or syrup.…

Citing his near-death experience, Pope Francis asks you to be touched by others’ pain, so we can all gain from the pandemic

In this past year of change, my mind and heart have overflowed with people. People I think of and pray for, and sometimes cry with, people with names and faces, people who died without saying goodbye to those they loved, families in difficulty, even going hungry, because there’s no work. Sometimes, when you think globally,…

A Legislative Perspective, Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT – Near the end of each year, many of the General Assembly’s committees effectively turn their meetings over to an array of regional and statewide organizations, giving them the chance to highlight issues they hope will be addressed, or maintained, when the legislative session begins in January. The broader agenda items are often perennial, but…

Hancock EMS front-line crews, always ready

In the chaotic eight months since COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the world, the already chaotic lives of the county’s ambulance crews have gotten more so, with extra precautions and procedures and the reality that the pay is so low many of them work for more than one service. “Usually EMS people, if you talk to…

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Area Obituaries

George Putnam Allard II

George Putnam Allard II died Monday, 23 November 2020, surrounded by family at his home in St Petersburg, Florida.  He was 53 years old. George was born and raised on his family’s farm in Lewisport, Kentucky. 

One of the original Singletary Scholars at University of Kentucky, George studied economics and graduated from UK with high…

Arthur William Hormann

Arthur William Hormann, 82, of Owensboro, KY, passed away on November 25, 2020, at his home.  On March 21, 1938, he was born in Ft. Wayne, IN, to the late William August and Clara Marie Heckmann Hormann. Art was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and was retired from Kroger, where he was a meat…

Zella McManaway Nugent

Zella McManaway Nugent, 82, of Lewisport, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 26, 2020 while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky at the Heartford House. Zella was born on September 19, 1938 in Cloverport, KY to the late Wilber and Zina Veach McManaway.  Zella was a member…

James T. “Jim” Rice

  James T. “Jim” Rice, 72, passed away on November 23, 2020 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 30, 1948 to the late J.T. Rice, and Mary Jo (Batie) Rice. Jim is preceded in death by an infant brother, Dennis Harlan Rice. Jim’s upbringing was far from being…

Donald Ray Richards

Donald Ray Richards, 80, of Reynold’s Station, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Golden Living Center in Tell City, IN.  He was born in Reynold’s Station on February 5, 1940 to the late John William “JW” and Anna Lee Craig Richards.  Donald was a member of Boling Chapel United Methodist Church and was…

Ernie L. Baird

Ernie L. Baird, 91, of Lewisport, Kentucky, formerly of Henderson, Kentucky, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 21, 2020.  She was a member of Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church in Henderson, Kentucky, and attended Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband of…

Larry Douglas Greer

Larry Douglas Greer, 78, of Lewisport, Kentucky, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Larry is survived by a daughter, Martina (Chuck) Billings of Hawesville, sons Brian (Lisa) Greer of Owensboro, Alexander Greer of Elizabethtown, and step-son Brandon Neil White, of Corvallis, Oregon.  He had 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He…

Luther W. “Luke” Nugent

Luther W. “Luke” Nugent, 80, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 19, 2020 with his family by his side.  He was born in Tell City, IN on February 5, 1940 to the late Lester and Mary Helen Finney Nugent. Luke was a Member of Central Baptist Church, where he…

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