County buying Catholic school property; will house help office, food pantry

By Dave Taylor The pending sale of the former Immaculate Conception school buildings to the county marks a new beginning for the unused structures, but it will also close the chapter on a story that saw generations pass through the doors seeking a better education. Hancock County Fiscal Court will be buying the former school…

Jack, Chad and Charlie give state of county/cities at chamber meet

By Ralph Dickerson The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of breakfast meeting this past Tuesday morning at the Hancock County Career Center, and Hancock County Judge/Executive Jack McCaslin and mayors Charles King of Hawesville and Chad Gregory of Lewisport each gave a State of report on their respective governmental bodies. See…

Court debates changes to dangerous intersection

By Dave Taylor The fate of a problematic intersection is still undecided after discussion during the fiscal court meeting Monday, where the debate was under the watchful eyes of the Hancock County Middle School student council, who came to watch the proceedings. Student delegates from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades attended the meeting to…

United Way facing shortfall after dwindling corporate donations

By Dave Taylor Despite a mostly positive outlook for the county’s industries, their charitable contributions to United Way have mostly dried up, leaving the organization struggling for ways to support programs for Hancock County’s seniors and the needy. Local industries have traditionally supported United Way with donations, but for various reasons those funds are not…

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County buying Catholic school property; will house help office, food pantry

By Dave Taylor The pending sale of the former Immaculate Conception school buildings to the county marks a new beginning for the unused structures, but it will also close the chapter on a story that saw generations pass through the doors seeking a better education. Hancock County Fiscal Court will be buying the former school…

Jack, Chad and Charlie give state of county/cities at chamber meet

By Ralph Dickerson The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce held its annual State of breakfast meeting this past Tuesday morning at the Hancock County Career Center, and Hancock County Judge/Executive Jack McCaslin and mayors Charles King of Hawesville and Chad Gregory of Lewisport each gave a State of report on their respective governmental bodies. See…

Court debates changes to dangerous intersection

By Dave Taylor The fate of a problematic intersection is still undecided after discussion during the fiscal court meeting Monday, where the debate was under the watchful eyes of the Hancock County Middle School student council, who came to watch the proceedings. Student delegates from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades attended the meeting to…

Area Obituaries

Gilbert L. Potter, Sr

Gilbert L. Potter, Sr, 78, of Tell City, passed away on December 10, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Tell City.  He was born in Daviess County on January 14, 1939 to the late WD Brown and Stella Mae Hall Potter.  Gilbert was retired from Green River Steel where he was a Mill Right.  He…

Aldena Mae Sanders Tindle

Aldena Mae Sanders Tindle, 80 of Hardinsburg passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro. She was born February 25, 1937 in Hancock County to the late Oscar & Ethel Sanders. She was Pentecostal by faith and until unable attended church regularly. Aldena married O.W. Tindle and he preceded her…

Terry G. Powers

Terry G. Powers, 55, of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and savior on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at his home with family at his side under the care of Western Kentucky Hospice. Terry is now reunited with his father in Heaven.  Terry was born on January 29, 1962 in Owensboro to Eddie and…