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Biden takes oath, Trump bids farewell

A smaller crowd, protected by 25,000 National Guard troops, watched as Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States Wednesday morning, while outgoing President Donald Trump skipped the ceremony, the first to do so since 1869. A far cry from just two weeks ago when supporters of Trump stormed the…

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Perry County Memorial Hospital Approved for Phase 1B Vaccine Clinic

Perry County Memorial Hospital received approval to be a Phase 1B vaccination clinic for the COVID-19 vaccination of Moderna. Beginning Friday, January 22nd, Perry County Memorial Hospital will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible patients as deemed by the Indiana State Department of Health. The preliminary vaccination schedule is as following: Mondays from 08:00…

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Hundreds of pounds of Meth – most significant drug bust in Owensboro history

NEW CLOSER LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERSHIPS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY RESULT IN MOST SIGNIFICANT DRUG SEIZURE IN OWENSBORO HISTORY OWENSBORO, Ky. – An Owensboro Drug Trafficking Organization is behind bars and charged with multiple felonies after being caught with 151 pounds of methamphetamine, 3.5 pounds of counterfeit pills with suspected deadly fentanyl, and other drugs, announced United…

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WhiteRock Pigments lives on; gets 12-month extension on project

WhiteRock Pigments, Inc., the $179 million project announced in 2017 that was going to bring 124 jobs to Hancock County before it stalled for lack of funding, is still in the works according to the company’s CEO, and it’s been granted a 12-month extension on its state tax incentives to give the project more time…

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COVID – get out of jail free card

Prisoners lying about COVID to avoid jail. Hancock County’s jailer says that COVID-19 has become a sort of get out of jail free card for people arrested in the county, where upon their arrival at jail they simply say they’ve been exposed to the virus or have tested positive, and they’re turned away and allowed…

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HCMS 7th grade wins over Cannelton

The 7th grade Hornets took the lead early and never trailed during a 50-22 win over Cannelton on Tuesday at Hancock County Middle School It was the opening game of basketball season for the young Hornets.  “We’ve been practicing on-and-off since the first of December…   see full story in the Hancock Clarion   and…

Craig Bertke, working toward Eagle Scout

As Craig Bertke thought about a project for his Eagle Scout badge, he thought about his time at South Hancock Elementary School, and decided he wanted to do a project for the school. After much consultation, he decided to construct a covered shelter in the outdoor classroom behind the school. “My project was to improve…

Hancock County Fiscal Court, January 11, 2021

The members of the Hancock County Fiscal Court met Monday, January 11 and took the following actions: • Approved the minutes of the December day meeting. • Approved the occupational tax report, which showed total taxes collected year to date of $2,195,498.14, about $320,000 higher than last year at the same time. • Damian Rice…

Hancock District Court Docket, January 13, 2021

The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate Court The estate of Charles Anthony Laslie, case scheduled for probate hearing. Administrator appointed, bond signed and written oath administered. The estate of Peter G. Morton, case scheduled for probate hearing. Order signed probating, written oath administered…

Hancock Accidents

Semi jackknifes on U.S. 60 No one suffered injury when a semi jackknifed on U.S. 60 west of Lewisport on January 11. The accident happened at approximately 9 a.m. Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth filed the accident report. Jerry Denny of Paynesville, KY, told Bozarth that as he drove east on U.S. 60 he noticed…

America’s Shame, House impeaches president Trump

Democrats and Republicans alike are condemning the violent attempted takeover of the U.S. Capitol building last week by supporters of President Donald Trump, who were attempting to stop a vote that would certify the 2020 presidential election results and name Joe Biden the next president. The mob broke in to the Capitol, which resulted in…

Estes resigning to follow wife to Alaska

Hancock County Superintendent Kyle Estes announced his resignation in a letter to staff Tuesday, saying he was following his wife to Alaska, where she has taken a new job. “By now, you may have heard rumors regarding my departure from the district next year,” Estes said in the beginning of the letter. He apologized for…

Centertown man dies in Lewisport accident

A Centertown, KY man died Monday morning in an accident west of Lewisport on U.S. 60, immediately east of the intersection of Morton Lane/McGill Lane. According to the accident report filed by Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth, Chaylin R. Cowles, age 24, died when his 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup crossed the centerline and struck an…

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Area Obituaries

Gloria Ann Horton Baker

Gloria Ann Horton Baker, 81, of Lewisport, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Heartford House.  Ann was born in Harlan, KY on April 20, 1939 to the late Reece and Bertha Frasure Horton.  She was a member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church and served her church as treasurer, pianist and Sunday School…

Carl Frederick Freyvogel

Carl Frederick Freyvogel, 76, of Lewisport, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at home, surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born in Owensboro on April 14, 1944 to the late Donald and Marjorie Lambert Freyvogel. Carl was a member of Lewisport United Methodist Church and retired from Dal-Tile after 46 years of service.…

David Clifton Rearden

David Clifton Rearden, 59, of Roseville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday January 8, 2021 with his family by his side.  David was born in Owensboro, KY on February 4, 1961 to Herman David and Betty Jean Cooper Rearden. David retired from Aleris after 37 years where he was very active…

Sarah
 Katherine Herzog

Former Hawesville resident Sarah
 Katherine Herzog died in Louisville on December 30th from cancer and 
underlying health issues.  Age 74, Sarah is predeceased by her parents, Karl
 Agustus Herzog and Cleopha Schnieder Herzog, and a younger sister, Michael Ann
 Herzog. Sarah is survived by brothers Karl Von Burg Herzog(Betty) and Rob Roy Herzog(Daphne deceased wife),…

Kenneth E. Wheatley

Kenneth E. Wheatley, 74, passed away on January 2, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was born in Hawesville Kentucky on July 18, 1946 to Horace “Melba” and Verna Evelyn (Haycraft) Wheatley. Kenneth was a 1964 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School and attended ITT Vocational School. He was united in marriage to…

Bonnie Jean (Sanders) Lain

  Bonnie Jean (Sanders) Lain of Cannelton, Indiana, passed away on December 29, 2020 at the age of 85. 
She was born in Hancock County, KY on September 25, 1935, to Fila and Anna (Nix) Sanders. 
On February 26, 1966, she married Harry Ray Lain, of Cannelton, Indiana. She retired from the Swiss-haus & Wagon…

Vivian Maxine Ashworth

Vivian Maxine Ashworth, 87, of Hawesville, passed away on January 1, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Reynold’s Station, KY on July 8, 1933 to the late Jesse and Verona Boling.  Maxine was a member of Blackford Baptist Church and was retired from General Electric.  She loved to travel and was…

Ricky Jones

Ricky Jones, 62, of Lewisport, KY, was called home on Wednesday December 23, 2020. He was born in Santa Rosa county Florida on September 20, 1958 to Howard and Margie Jones. Rick loved his family, UK basketball, cooking, and his four legged furbaby, Rosie. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Jones; Sister,…

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