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Van hits Hawesville fire station, damages brush fire equipment

A van driven by Christopher R. Sidener of Owensboro went off of the road and slammed through the side of the Hawesville Volunteer Fire Department at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, August 12. The accident not only took out part of the outside wall of the fire station, but also took out the department’s brush…

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Prime industrial site coming available in Hancock County

Earlier this year Big Rivers Electric Corporation started the process of dismantling the Kenneth Coleman power plant outside of Hawesville. The company shuttered the facility a few years ago, and made the decision to take the plant down shortly thereafter. “As of now, it will be late spring or early summer of 2022 before the…

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Hawesville approves two ordinances

A light agenda greeted members of the Hawesville City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening. Two items were on the agenda: an ordinance to set the city’s tax rates, and an ordinance to close a street. The city council kept the city’s ad valorem tax rates the same as last year. The city…

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Report on the library taxing district’s tax rates for 2022

The Hancock County Fiscal Court held its monthly morning meeting on October 11 at 9 a.m. A light agenda greeted the magistrates Monday. Hancock County Library Director Tina Snyder appeared before the court to report on the library taxing district’s tax rates for 2022. Snyder said the real estate property tax and the personal property…

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Independence Bank hosting Hancock County Sorghum Festival; October 30

The Hancock County Sorghum Festival hosted by Independence Bank takes place Saturday, October 30 at 10 a.m. at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are located at 1430 state Route 1389 in Hawesville. Organizers plan a day full of family fun, in addition to demonstrations on how to make delicious sorghum! The day’s activities consist…

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Cruisin the park Saturday, Oct 16 at Vastwood Park

After a one-year hiatus, the annual Cruisin The Park takes place this Saturday, Oct. 16, starting at 10 a.m. in Vastwood Park, west of Hawesville. Organizers expect a lot of cars to attend the show Saturday, and several organizations plan to be at the park serving food and other treats to people in attendance. Preliminary…

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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,…

What I learned from dying; I might be going bald

  Soon, allegedly, the sun will feel a little hotter, breezes will be just a bit tougher to notice, and my shampoo bill will plummet. I’ve been told that on this new chemo treatment I have anywhere from a pretty good chance to a who knows how good a chance at losing my hair. I…

KEHA WEEK is happening now!

Front seated: Judge/Executive Johnny Roberts, standing, L to R:  Patsy Young, Paula Mason, Carolyn McCarty, Lori Hodskins, Lesa Keown, Martha Rice, Dorothy Whitman, Kaye Rice, Linda Prichard. Learn how you can be a part of the Hancock County Homemakers organization. There is something for everyone!  The Food, Nutrition, and Health program has a 3 year…

Kids flock to airport for free plane rides

Approximately 60 kids received free plane rides through the Young Eagles program at the Hancock County Airport Open House Saturday. The first flights started just after 9 a.m., with the last flight taking off at approximately 2:30 p.m. Six pilots volunteered their time and aircraft for the free flights. The pilots were Mark Byrne, Charlie…

Hancock Accidents

Van hits fire department An Owensboro man suffered a serious head injury after his van went through the wall of the Hawesville Volunteer Fire Department Station Tuesday. The accident happened at approximately 12:15 p.m. Hawesville Police Chief Mark Powers filed the accident report. Christopher R. Sidener of Owensboro was driving a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan…

Covid-19 shots are proven effective, but unvaccinated Republicans in national poll don’t think so

Covid-19 vaccinations prevent severe illness and hospitalizations, but a recent national poll finds that not everyone believes this to be true, especially Republicans. Gallup Inc. found that most Americans overstate the likelihood of being hospitalized after contracting Covid-19 for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, which is less than 1 percent, but are fairly accurate…

Area Obituaries

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…

Wayne “Scotty” James

  Wayne “Scotty” James, 56, passed away on September 24, 2021. He was born in Tell City on November 19, 1964.  He enjoyed collecting things and listening to Bob Seger music while hanging out with friends.  Scotty never met a stranger. Surviving is his daughter, Brittany Whaley; grandchildren, Brealyn, Ava and Jackson; sisters, Judy Hopper,…

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