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Small Biz Saturday a success, one owner encourages local support

The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Saturday and Market Days at the Lewisport Lions Community Center were a success this past weekend. Joanne Shiver, who operates JJ’s Pizza in Lewisport, said it is important for local citizens to support small businesses, and even that businesses support one another. “We have always gotten good…

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Court approves purchases of equipment

Hancock County Fiscal Court has approved the purchase of two dump trucks for use by the Road Department, though one of the trucks will not be delivered until at least 2023. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said one of the bidders could not guarantee delivery until 395 days out after confirmation of order. “This is the…

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Santa Sacks return Dec. 9

The popular holiday tradition of Santa Sacks will return to the Lewisport Lions Community Center on Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The giveaway supplies families in need with a turkey and all the fixings for a full Christmas meal, along with toys, personal items and a small Bible. Monty and Noel Quinn…

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Christmas parades to be held Dec. 4

Lewisport will host “Christmas In The Park” Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. The community Christmas tree lighting will be at 6 p.m. Activities throughout the evening are mostly free, including train rides, inflatables for the kids, amusement rides, a live Nativity, a meet and greet with various fictional characters, free cookies and hot…

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Boling files for district judge

  Hawesville attorney Daniel T. Boling filed Nov. 17 in Frankfort to seek the office of district judge, 38th Judicial District, Division 2. The seat is being vacated with the retirement of longtime District Judge John McCarty. The 38th includes Hancock, Ohio, Edmonson and Butler counties. Boling is currently serving as Assistant Hancock County Attorney,…

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Infrastructure Act holds promise for rural Kentucky

  With the passage of the $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Improvement and Jobs Act on Nov. 5, the Commonwealth of Kentucky is poised to receive about $5 billion in funding for highway and bridge repair/replacement, public transportation, broadband expansion and electric vehicle charging facilities. While it remains unclear exactly how those monies will be distributed throughout the…

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Red Devils use speed and pressure to win in opener

The Hornets opened the varsity season by going toe-to-toe against the top ranked team in the region here Tuesday. The Owensboro Red Devils’ defensive pressure and slashing offense allowed them to pull away for a 79-60 win over Hancock County. “Owensboro is relentless with their pressure and we won’t play another team with their speed…

Lady Hornets battle in loss to Daviess County

It was a back-and-forth game from tip to horn when the Lady Hornets opened the season against the Daviess County Lady Panthers here Tuesday. The HCHS girls battled from behind to win two quarters, but eventually fell 75-66 to the ladies from the 6A school. “There’s a lot of good things to take from this…

Getting To Know You: Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson has served as Chairman of the Human Civil Rights Committee, through the U.S. Steel Workers Union at the Paper Mill, since 2008. He also served on the Kraftcor Federal Credit Union Board for 12 years, and was just recently appointed to the Hawesville City Council. He grew up in Lewisport, and his family…

The words we use do matter, no matter the purpose

Well, just in time for the holidays, seems a new variant of COVID-19 – Omicron – has been discovered in South Africa. Early word is the variant could be more resistant to vaccines, and that the virus tends to reside in the upper respiratory system, making it much more transmissible through sneezes and coughs. The…

What I learned from dying; Sometimes I forget I’m dying

Sometimes I forget that I’m dying. Sure, I feel super tired almost always, I spit up foul smelling bile all day and my hands and feet are numb, but that just equals sick in my mind. It’s easy to forget that those things are signs of my slow departure from this earth. I’m pretty sure…

What I learned from dying; Little victories

I’m in Indianapolis this week staying with my fiancée Jamie so I’m sitting at her kitchen table, looking out at the frosty back patio, trying to think of what to write. I’m watching as birds flit in and out of a birdhouse mounted in a tree outside. I’m very tired. I have minimal feeling in…

Getting to Know You; Carolyn McCarty

Carolyn McCarty is another one of the many fine people in Hancock County who donates time to volunteering in the community. Over the years, she has been a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader, Assistant Boy Scout Master, and helped with 4-H, to name just a few. Her daughter, Emily, achieved the Bronze Award in…

Small Business Saturday, Market Day this weekend

The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Saturday and Market Day events will be this Saturday, November 27. The business event will be at various participating businesses throughout Hancock County, and the Chamber will have registration available to receive a $25 gift certificate to be used at any member businesses at each Small Business…

Area Obituaries

Jeannette Corrinne “Connie” Cambron

Jeannette Corrinne “Connie” Cambron, 78, of Lewisport, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday November 30, 2021 at Oakwood Health Campus, Tell City, IN. She was born in Spokane, Washington on April 15, 1943 to the late Sidney and Marian Kitt Marlett.  Connie was a longtime member of New Chapel United Methodist Church and…

Charles W. “Charlie” Edwards

Charles W. “Charlie” Edwards, 94, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021. He was born in Tell City, June 15, 1927, son of Russell and Geneiva (Mueller) Edwards. Charlie was US Army veteran serving in Korea. He was united in marriage to Wanda Lampkin on September 4, 1948. He was a member of Hawesville Baptist…

James A. McClellan “Lightning”

James A. McClellan “Lightning,” age 85 of Cloverport, Kentucky returned to his heavenly Father on November 24, 2021. He was born April 12, 1936 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky to the late James and Mary (McGobern) McClellan. James was a member of Cloverport Baptist Church. He served the church as both an usher and bus driver.…

Ruby Mae Maxey-Bolin

Ruby Mae Maxey-Bolin, 80, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Transcendent Healthcare of Boonville. She was born on June 9, 1941, daughter of Cycle and Florence (Hockenberry) Duke. Ruby was a babysitter for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, having coffee with her friends and attending church at the House…

Bing Crosby Adams

Bing Crosby Adams, 79, of San Diego, CA, passed away on November 7, 2021 after succumbing to Parkinson’s disease and related Lewy body dementia. Bing was born on March 25, 1942 to Willie C. and Georgia Ella Adams in Hancock County, KY. He graduated with honors from one of the first integrated high schools in…

Billy Ray Shutt

In his home, surrounded by this family, Billy Ray Shutt, 84, of Lewisport, answered his Savior’s call on Wednesday, November 23, 2021. Billy was born in Arbyrd, Missouri on January 1, 1937 to Theodore and Ocea Shutt. At age 17, he left his childhood home in Missouri to join the U.S. Navy where he began…

Barbara Ann Lamar

Barbara Ann Lamar, 78, of Hawesville, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  She was born in Gatewood, KY on November 7, 1943 to the late Wormley E. and Ruby May Gough Lawson.  Barbara was a homemaker and a member of Hawesville Baptist Church. Barbara was a very loving and…

Robert Bruce “Bob” Campbell, Jr

Robert Bruce “Bob” Campbell, Jr., 73, was promoted to glory on Monday, November 15, 2021. He was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on October 13, 1948.  Bob was united in marriage on February 27, 1976 to Peggy Jo True, who survives. He retired after 30 years with Branchville Correctional Facility. Bob was ordained as a…

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