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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…

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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…

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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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COVID-19 vaccinations at Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital started offering vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus, and several people from Hancock County received the first of two shots last Thursday.  Patsy Young, Linda Robbins and Logan Robbins recounted their experiences getting the shot. “I felt very fortunate to be able to get it,” Hawesville resident Patsy Young said. “I called…

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Hawesville property owners to be liable for renters’ old bills

Owners of rental properties will be on the hook for bills left behind by their renters, according to an ordinance introduced at the Hawesville City Council meeting Tuesday night. The ordinance places the responsibility of bills ultimately on the property owner, in response to old bills that have been left unpaid by renters who simply…

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Woman says stimulus money never came; family’s struggling without

Local woman says that despite all of the money being handed out from the government during the pandemic, her family hasn’t seen any of it and is still struggling. Emily Cruz, of Lewisport, said her problems began when her husband Marcos closed the Mexican restaurant the couple operated in Lewisport, in the hopes of opening…

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County Schools District Wellness Council to hold virtual public forum

  “The Hancock County Schools District Wellness Council will hold a virtual public forum to review the proposed 2021 District Wellness Policy on Thursday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m. To receive a link to the GoogleMeet, please call 270-927-7558 or email  [email protected] You may review the previous DWP at www.hancock.kyschools under Departments, and Food Service.”

Until further notice, all Hancock Hancock County Public Library locations open Monday-Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a free program that allows children under the age of five to receive a complimentary book each month. There is absolutely no cost or obligation to your family. We are excited to provide this service to our county’s youngest residents, thanks in no small part…

Jury Activity Suspended

Per Chief Justice John D. Minton, ALL jury activity in the Commonwealth is suspended till 4-1-2021, due to COVID. The Jury Orientation scheduled for 2-1-21 has been cancelled and will be completed at a later date. Any Hancock County Jurors that have questions, please call us at 270-927-8144 between 9-3pm each day.  

Senator Matt Castlen’s Legislative Update

This is a time to take a breath and remember how fortunate we are to live in America. Despite the challenges we face, this is the greatest nation on Earth. A republic. A shining city on the hill that shines as a beacon of hope for the world. Truly, the founding of our republic set…

Pandemic shows the picture of health in America is not so rosy

For end-of-the-year columns, it’s customary to recap the events of the past 12 months, usually highlighting a mix of the good and the bad. Because this year has been dominated by health, in particular Covid-19, and my beat is health, it seems fitting to reflect on where we are. Where we are is not good.…

Hancock Accidents

Accident at 110 Main Street A car backed into another car at 110 Main Street in Hawesville. The house at this location is subdivided into apartments, with several different tenants sharing parking spaces by the dwelling. The accident happened on January 6 at roughly 5 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hendrick filed the accident…

Ress charged with murder in December shooting death of former Lewisport man

A Lewisport man has been charged in the December killing of an Owensboro man, who also lived in Lewisport as a child. Brandon Lee Ress, 35, was arrested on Christmas Eve after Owensboro Police sent out an alert that he was wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in Owensboro on the morning of…

Defense propels girls to comeback victory in All “A” semifinals

If ‘the best defense is a good offense’ is true then the opposite can also be true. The Lady Hornets varsity proved that when their pressure “D” allowed them to take a come-from-behind victory over McLean County in the All “A” regional on Tuesday at the Sportscenter in Owensboro. …See full story in The Hancock…

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Area Obituaries

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,…

Parker Kelly Ogle

Parker Kelly Ogle, 23, of Owensboro, went home to our Savior on Sunday December 27, 2020.  He was born in Owensboro on September 26, 1997 to John Ogle and Linda Green. Parker was a witty, intelligent, big hearted person who cared for others immensely.  He loved to read, go fishing, hunting and had a love…

Christine E. Goerz

Christine E. Goerz, 68, of Owensboro, passed away Friday morning, December 26, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after a short battle with cancer.  She was born in Daviess County to the late Hugh and Katherine Lamar on April 6, 1952. Christine graduated from Hancock County High School in 1970 and from the University of…

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