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Domtar to have new owners

Paper Excellence Company offers 3 Billion in Cash On May 11, 2021 Paper Excellence, a global diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers, and Domtar a leading provider of fiber-based products, announced that they have entered into a strategic business combination under which the Paper Excellence group of companies will acquire…

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Daymond Young will be coming home Saturday; remains recovered from the Oklahoma sunk at Pearl Harbor

As the Southwest Airline touches down at the Louisville airport at 4:05 today (Thursday) Daymond Young will finally be coming back to his Kentucky home. Daymond Young was the twin brother to Daisy Young Hawkins. Daisey has passed now but her sons will be there to escort their uncle home. His nephews Lamon Jr., Harvey,…

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Ginger Estes named high school principal

Last Thursday the Hancock County school district removed the interim tag from Ginger Estes’ name and hired her as the new principal of Hancock County High School. She replaces Ashley Gorman, who resigned earlier this spring to take a job in the private sector. “I am extremely excited,” Estes said. “I look forward to a…

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Commonwealth’s quest to get all employees vaccinated names first winner

Commonwealth first Vaccination Incentive Drawing Winner on Monday, May 3rd.    At 11:00 a.m. we held our first vaccination incentive drawing in the Red Room for an opportunity to win $5,000.00. I’m pleased to announce that Don Adams, Cold Mill Bridle/Threader, was our lucky winner. Each eligible employee was assigned a random number. Those ticket…

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Fiscal Court sets swimming hours at Vastwood Park

A pedestrian meeting greeted members of the Hancock County Fiscal Court Monday morning. Most items on the agenda consisted of routine housekeeping items the court needs to do each month to keep county government operating. The county did set swimming hours for Vastwood lake for this summer. Swimming opens June 21 of this year. The…

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What I learned from dying. Who wants my stuff?

Like most things medical, I’ve been willfully ignorant about chemotherapy. I’ve always considered myself healthy as a horse – and I in fact have outlived several horses – so I never needed to know about anything about it. I started my chemo regimen on Monday and I’m told that on days three through five after…

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Hancock students achieved Industry Certification in Engineering

                                                                      From left: Gavin May, John Gammon, Conner Merritt, Sam Walz, Paul Han, Christian Sanders and Jake Frames.   These Hancock…

McFarling, Staples lead varsity girls over Crittenden, 11-5

Ella Staples belted a home run and Hayley McFarling had two doubles and was the winning pitcher during an 11-5 win for the Lady Hornets over Crittenden County. The game was the first of two played at Vastwood Park Saturday. McFarling knocked in a run in the first inning before the Hancock County offense exploded…

Hornets fall 3-2 at Breck; McLean comes from behind

The Hornets had the tying run in scoring position during a 3-2 loss to Breckinridge County at Hardinsburg Monday. The two teams will meet again at the same venue in the first round of the 11th District tournament on Memorial Day Monday. The Fighting Tigers grabbed a 1-0 lead when Isaac Seeger led off the…

Kratzer, Ross lead track team at Central Hardin

Hancock County Alex Kratzer won two jumping events and Izzy Ross won the mile during a 5-team track & field meet at Central Hardin Saturday. “Alex had a very good meet. She jumped the best she has in a couple weeks,” HCHS coach Chris Hawkins said. HCHS athletes who placed within the top 10 in…

Betty Greathouse

Getting to know Betty Greathouse

Betty Greathouse grew up in Lewisport and attended Lewisport Consolidated School. She graduated from high school in 1953. She and Frank were married in 1957. She attended Kentucky Wesleyan College one year and then began work as a legal secretary. They have four wonderful daughters: Stephanie, Annette, Jennifer and Suzanne. She and Frank were married…

Hancock District Court Docket, May 5, 2021

The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate Court Regarding Nicholas Mason Decker, case scheduled for other hearing. Case not signed. The estate of Phillip Marlow Seaton, case scheduled for settlement. A court notice issued to the executor to appear June 2, 2021 at 8:30…

Train hits truck

Train hits truck A Breckinridge County man suffered injury when a train hit his truck at the crossing at the boat ramp in Hawesville on April 30. The accident happened at approximately 12 p.m. Hawesville Police Chief Mark Powers filed the accident report. Morris D. Mathews, of Hardinsburg, told Powers when he started to exit…

Friends & Family Farmers Flea Market,Saturday, May 15th

Kevin Geer, Danny McFarland and their wives and children had a wonderful idea to hold a monthly flea market at the fairgrounds and it has really been an asset to Hancock County. The next flea market, Friends & Family Farmers Flea Market, will be Saturday, May 15th at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, starting at 7…

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Area Obituaries

Fireman 2nd Class Martin Daymond Young

Fireman 2nd Class Martin Daymond Young, 21, of Hawesville, was aboard the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, when he made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. F2c Young will be returned home on Thursday, May 13, 2021.  F2c Young, along with his twin sister Mary Daisy Young was born in Dukes,…

Linda Gail Brandle

Linda Gail Brandle, 70, of Owensboro, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Maple Manor Health and Rehab in Greenville, KY.  She was born on December 20, 1950 in Daviess County to the late Abraham and Roma Tomes Canary.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Undenominational Church of Hawesville. Linda was…

Anna Maria Targa Westerfield

Anna Maria Targa Westerfield, 80, died on April 28, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Anna Maria was born and raised in Roncoferraro, Mantova, Italia. She later met her Sailor in Naples, Italy, through a mutual friend, while he was serving in the United States Navy. She has called Hawesville, Kentucky, her…

Jean Ann Gray Mattingly

Jean Ann Gray Mattingly joined her heavenly father on April 24, 2021. Her sweet youngest son, Joseph Earl, who passed in 1979 at 15 months old has welcomed his Momma to her Eternal Home. Jean was a very special person who gave generously of herself with time, gifts, and talents. Her greatest love was spending…

Janice Marie Campbell Winters

Janice Marie Campbell Winters, 64, of Hawesville, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021 at home with her loving husband by her side.  She was born in Daviess County on March 1, 1957 to the late Orville and Anna Lee Jarvis Campbell, Jr. Janice was a member of Central Baptist Church and had worked at…

Thomas Clifford Freeman

Thomas Clifford Freeman, 84 of Hawesville, Kentucky unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Tom was born on July 4, 1936 in Eddyville, Kentucky, to the late Luther and Mary Cash Freeman. Tom was the type of man that would do anything to help someone out! If you were…

Danial “Danny” Dale Cartwright

Danial “Danny” Dale Cartwright, 73, of Hawesville, passed away on April 21, 2021 in Henderson, KY under the care of Saint Anthony’s Hospice Care. He was born in Reynolds Station, KY on November 5, 1947 to the late James and Gladys Huff Cartwright.  Danny was of the Baptist faith and a retired Boilermaker.  He proudly…

Billy Boone

Billy Boone, 65 of Hardinsburg, Kentucky returned to his heavenly Father on April 20, 2021 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Billy was a Baptist by faith. He was an amazing, kind soul who loved helping people. You could see him out cutting a neighbor’s yard or helping in some way. In his…

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