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Sen Rand Paul meets with Century on importance of military grade aluminum

Dr. Senator Rand Paul met with Century Aluminum employees, local industry leaders from Domtar Paper Mill, Commonwealth Rolled Products, Southwire and Hancock County’s leaders on Thursday. The primary purpose of Senator Paul’s visit was to meet with Century Aluminum and key leaders of Hancock County regarding issues facing the aluminum industries.  Hancock County has an aluminum…

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Chamber names Newton Citizen of The Year

Pictured form left: Pam Bolen, Bradley Laslie, Kerstyn Dillon, Ashley Laslie, Jay Newton, Julie Newton, award recipient, AJ Newton and Alesha Newton. The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce named Julie Newton as its 2021 Citizen of The Year at its annual dinner at the Hancock County Fairgrounds Monday evening. Newton serves as the Audubon Area…

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Proposed solar farm at Skillman stirs memories of KU fight

The proposed solar farm by Rolling Hills Solar LLC, a subsidiary of National Grid Renewables, in the Skillman’s Bottoms area creates some uncertainty for some county officials. With solar farms being a new industry, the county does not know how this industry affects the county. “There are a lot of questions being asked at the…

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Johnson named 2021 Cooperator of The Year

Gary Baker at right presents Dennis (Butch) Johnson, the 2021 Cooperator of the Year award. Standing left are members of the Johnson family:  Grandson, Dylan Morris, father, Dennis Johnson Jr., his wife, Rachel Johnson, and Butch. Seated in front grandsons, Logan Morris, Bentlee Morris. The Hancock County Cooperative Extension Office named Dennis “Butch” Johnson III…

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Chamber Director Pam Bolen, retires after seven years

Seven years ago the Chamber was looking for a director and they choose Pam Bolen, who’s now retiring after seven years. “You know, anytime you take on a new job, you don’t know if you’re the right fit or not, but I started getting in the role of it and just really enjoyed being with…

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Lady Hornets take runner-up trophy at 3rd Region tourney

The Lady Hornets did something no other fast-pitch team from HCHS ever has when they claimed the 3rd Region runner-up trophy at Morgantown Tuesday. Hancock County fell 12-2 to Daviess County in the tournament finals. “I knew we needed to play our best game because Daviess is a top-10 team in the state for a…

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Walz leads Hornets; Keown blasts 3-run homer in region

Sam Walz gave a great performance on the mound and the Hornets eliminated Edmonson County 9-1 in the opening round of the 3rd Region Baseball Tournament Saturday at Grayson County High School. “Sam came out and threw a heck of a game, our bats came alive and the defense stayed solid. We executed on a…

Lewisport Liquors staying positive growing new store

If you haven’t already noticed the new liquor store in Lewisport, you might want to take another glance when passing Jumpin Jacks Truck Stop at the intersection of Highway 60 and 4th street. The new store is located next to Independence Bank. Paul Patel, manager of Lewisport Liquors, manages the liquor store as well as…

What I learned from dying; Men can be sick too

I told my girlfriend Jamie to get pictures of me working during my chemo treatment Monday but that I didn’t want them to be posed. I didn’t get much work done and she got a picture of how the day really went. This third round of chemo has been rough and the main thing keeping…

“Go Fund Me” for News Editor, Dave Taylor

The “Go Fund Me” page for Dave Taylor is currently being shared on Facebook and also on the Hancock Clarion’s website: hancockclarion.com The normal cost of chemo is around $10,000 per month. The goal is to help raise $100,000 for Taylor’s chemo treatments. Taylor is the News Editor for the Hancock Clarion.  The Clarion is…

Hancock District Court Docket, Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, June 2, 2021.  Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate Court The estate of Judith Anne Roberts, case scheduled for other hearing. Order signed accepting final settlement. Regarding Khylee Criss, case scheduled for annual report. Case reviewed and accepted. The estate of Mary S. Hughes, case scheduled for…

Hancock Accidents

Stalled truck causes wreck No one suffered injury when a pickup stalled while crossing U.S. 60, and a log truck hit the vehicle. The accident happened on June 1 at approximately 2 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick filed the accident report. Robert Douglas of Hawesville went to exit state Route 69 and pull…

Lee Blake, trimming trees for 30 years

If you’ve been looking for someone who can maintain the trees on your property, look no further. Lee Blake with Top Notch Tree Service has a passion for this job and he’s been an expert at it for over 30 years. Residential and commercial is about the same in his line of work. “We take…

Economic fall, job losses, speed of rebound

Barely more than a year after the coronavirus caused the steepest economic fall and job losses on record, the speed of the rebound has been so unexpectedly swift that many companies can’t fill jobs or acquire enough supplies to meet a pent-up burst of customer demand. “Things exploded — it was like a light switch,”…

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Area Obituaries

Linda Marie Atwood

Linda Marie Atwood, 73, of Hawesville, passed away on June 8, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.  She was born on March 4, 1948 in Cannelton, IN to the late James Edward and Vena Marie Marsh Gray. Linda was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and was a veterinary assistant for many years. …

Donnie Ray Arison, Jr.

Donnie Ray Arison, Jr., 49, of Hawesville, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021.  He was born on March 18, 1972 in Tell City to Donnie Ray Arison, Sr. and Marilyn Dailey.  Donnie worked in construction.  He was preceded by his mother, Marilyn Dailey. He is survived by his sons, Ricky Arison and Tyler Holsworth;…

Billy Joe Powers

Billy Joe Powers, 87, of Hawesville, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Hawesville on July 11, 1933 to the late Johnny and Daisy Mae Powers. Billy Joe was a member of Blackford Baptist Church and was retired from Willamette Industries.  He was preceded…

Dorothy Boutcher Sweeney

Dorothy Boutcher Sweeney, 92, of Hawesville, KY died peacefully at her home on June 2, 2021.  Dorothy made a wise choice in professing the truth of God, for over 75 years. Mrs. Sweeney was born in Hancock County to the late Spurgon and Emma Harrison Boutcher of Hawesville.  She retired from Hancock County Board of…

Joyce Anna McManaway Driver

Joyce Anna McManaway Driver, 75 of Elizabethtown, Kentucky passed away May 28, 2021 at University of Louisville Hospital. Joyce was born in Cloverport, Kentucky on January 22, 1946 to the late Boyd and Elnora McManaway. Joyce graduated Class of 1964 from Frederick Fraize High School. She always had a smile and treated everyone kind. She…

Lonard “Lona” Verona Emery

Lonard “Lona” Verona Emery, 92 of Cloverport, Kentucky passed away May 29, 2021. Lona was born in Cloverport, Kentucky on to the late Lonard and Mae Hurst. Lona was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Emery; 2 brothers, Ernest and Thomas (Wanda) Hurst; 4 sisters, Rose (Jr.) Tindle, Dolly (Paul) Mattingly, Catherine Arrington and…

Murl Henry Thurman

Murl Henry Thurman, 74 died at Hardinsburg Health and Rehabilitation Center on May 31, 2021. He was born on December 11, 1946 in Glen Dean, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mable and David Thurman; brother, Jim Thurman; sisters, Alliene Hurst, Wilma Phillips and Gladys Burton. Leaving behind to mourn their loss…

Ruth Olges Madden

Ruth Olges Madden, 80, of Lewisport, Kentucky, passed away May 29, 2021, at peace, with her family by her side. Devoted to her family, she pulled us together in moments of joy and of trial, urging us to love and celebrate one another. She was a loving wife to Paul Madden, together for 66 years,…

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