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Hawesville Halloween Hours; October 31

October 31st Hawesville’s “trick or treat” hours: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Be safe and have fun!

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Duncan family critically injured in wreck on Hwy. 60

A severe traffic accident Thursday afternoon, October 14, sent three members of the Duncan family to the hospital. All three needed to be flown by air ambulance to the University of Louisville Hospital for the treatment of their injuries. Joann Duncan, husband Charles Duncan and granddaughter Brooklyn Conkright all suffered extremely serious injuries in the…

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Miraculous recovery of Lin Bucanan

Lin Buchanan, who grew up in Hancock County, is recovering well from his car accident that occurred on Tuesday, September 21. He had been having heartburn, indigestion and another warning sign of heart attack that day, that he wasn’t previously aware; his jaw was hurting. He was driving home from his work at Century Aluminum…

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Emergency personnel conduct “lost person” exercise at Jeffrey’s Cliff

On Saturday October 16th First responders from Dukes Fire Dept, Hawesville Fire Dept, Lewisport Fire Dept, Hancock County Rescue Squad, Hancock County EMS, and Hancock County Emergency Management conducted a full scale exercise at the Jeffery’s Cliffs Recreational Area involving a lost and injured hiker. It is important that we conduct these types of drills…

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Band wins third Reserve Grand Champion of season; will compete in regionals Saturday

The Hancock County high school marching Hornets continued its impressive win streak Saturday. The band won Reserve Grand Champion at the Owensboro Catholic high school Marching Invitational contest with a score of 84. The third Reserve Grand Champion distinction this season pleased HCHS Band Director Zach Buskill. “To my knowledge this is the first time…

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150 Cars attended Vastwood Park’s annual classic car cruise-in

After a one-year break due to the Coronavirus, the annual Vastwood classic car cruise-in returned Saturday. Over the course of the day around 150 cars attended the show. The show officially started at 10 a.m., but most of the cars arrived early. By 9:45 a.m., 15 minutes before the start of the show, organizers started…

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Hornets win in a wild battle over McLean

It was a district battle ‘til the end when Hancock County defeated McLean County 22-12 here at Schafer–Glover Field Friday. The win put the Hornets in the driver’s seat for a home playoff game, but they still need to beat Todd County tomorrow night to secure it. “This was a good win. The kids really…

Volleyball season ends for Hancock at district tourney

The HCHS Lady Hornets volleyball team saw their season come to an end on Monday when they fell to Meade County in the 11th District tournament held at Breckinridge County High School won by set scores of 25-11, 25-8 and 25-12. “Meade County came to play and that’s what it boils down to, but our…

Getting to know you; Hugh Ogle

The first fire I went on, I rode on the back of the old pumper we had then, all the way out there. They had been spraying water and they said, ‘o.k., we are going to draft water from the pond,’ and I put on hip boots and went into the pond and held the…

WKRBC Blood Drive; Hancock County Library

WKRBC Blood Drive Please consider donating blood during this fall season. The Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center will be at our Hawesville Library location on October 25th from 10 AM-2PM. Registration is required for this event to accommodate social distancing. The library staff will be registering three donors every 30 minutes. Give the gift of…

What I learned from dying; Bed sores/You’ve gotta keep moving

I figured out recently that I have a bed sore. It turns out I’d had it for quite a while but I had largely ignored it, hoping that whatever it was would just go away. It got me thinking that my raw tailbone is a little like life – if you don’t keep moving things…

Volleyball varsity whips McLean County in straight sets

The HCHS Lady Hornets volleyball team led from start to finish during a 3-0 win over McLean County at HCHS Saturday. The first set was a battle with Hancock County coming out on top by a score of 27-25. McLean didn’t go away so the Lady Hornets had to work to win the second set,…

Cross Country teams race at Yellow Creek

The HCHS cross country teams competed in the 2021 Daviess County Classic at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro Saturday. “This was a pretty typical post-Fall Break race,” Hancock coach Wes Meserve said. “We typically run really strong before the break, like we did at Tell City, and then have a little slower race coming back.…

Kasey Emmick is serving his first term as Fiscal Court Magistrate

Kasey Emmick is serving his first term as Fiscal Court Magistrate, representing District 2. He is President of the Lewisport Lions Club, and has been for 2 years now. He serves on the Hancock County Fair Board, Heritage Festival and Lewisport Farm Museum Committees. Kasey has been General Manager of East Daviess County Water Department,…

Area Obituaries

Alta Mae Nichols

Alta Mae Nichols, 93, of Hawesville, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 17, 2021.  She was born in Hancock County on December 16, 1927 to the late Albert and Inez Ingram Gibbs. Alta Mae was of the Baptist faith and was a farmer.  She loved her family dearly, enjoyed gardening, flowers and…

James Rodney Wheatley

  James Rodney Wheatley, 75, of Hawesville, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at his home.  He was born in Owensboro on January 6, 1946 to James Samuel and Frances Powers Wheatley. Rodney was of the Catholic Faith.  He went to work at Harvey Aluminum on August 22, 1966 and retired from Aleris on…

Lonnie D. Seaton

Lonnie D. Seaton, 63, of Cabot, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Lonnie was born on March 16, 1958 to the late William and Dorothy (Bowman) Seaton.  Lonnie was a member of the United Steel Workers and had worked at Commonwealth Rolled Products for over 20 years.   He loved…

Marshall Veach

Marshall Veach, 84, of Pellville, made his journey to his final home to rest peacefully with his Lord & Savior on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.  He was born in Hancock County on October 20, 1936 to the late Martin and Lillian Pryor Veach. Marshall was a member of Pellville Baptist Church and a retired car…

Bobby Keith Powers

Bobby Keith Powers, 62, of Lewisport, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born in Owensboro on August 8, 1959 to the late JW and Nancy Storm Powers. Bobby was a member of Blackford Baptist Church and was a truck driver.  Bobby was most proud of his 25…

Janetta M Hanks

Janetta M Hanks, 87 of Lewisport, Kentucky returned to her Heavenly Father on October 9, 2021. She was born July 15, 1934 in Cloverport, Kentucky to Hubert and Annie Greenwood. Janetta was Catholic and loved the Lord. She was an avid Elvis fan and loved shopping. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers,…

Barbara Gale Angelo

The world lost a true treasure on September 27. Barbara Gale Angelo has passed away due to a worn out, but much used heart. Barbara started her life of love on April 13, 1962 in Owensboro KY, forevermore making a Friday the 13th a happy day for those who knew her. Her childhood was an…

Sherman Neil Jennings

Sherman Neil Jennings, 49 of Cloverport, Kentucky returned to his Heavenly Father on September 28, 2021. He was born in Hardinsburg, Kentucky on September 8, 1972 to Connie Smiley and the late Larry Dale Jennings.

Neil was a Baptist and a member of the Cloverport Baptist Church. He was a UL Basketball fan. You could find…

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