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Hancock County Schools on solid financial footing

    County native Kris Kemp, CPA and partner at Alexander Thompson Arnold (ATA), provided a detailed review of the annual district financial audit and reported that the schools are in “solid financial footing” at the Hancock County Board of Education meeting on Thursday, January 26th. Audit Kemp handed out the 96 pages of the…

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Work begins at first Rickhouse in Lewisport, Kentucky

The tenth oldest distillery in the state of Kentucky, Green River Distilleries in Owensboro, made a proposal in late 2022 to build warehouses (rickhouses) in Lewisport. A conditional use permit was approved and the expansion of their facilities and rickhouses has begun on the old Dal-Tile Plant site. There is a possibility of construction of…

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KACo National Opioid Settlement Monies and How They Could Benefit Hancock County

In 2022, Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced a $26 billion national settlement with Cardinal Health, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen (3 major pharmaceutical distributors in the U.S.) and Johnson & Johnson for the large part they played in creating and continuing the opioid epidemic. Kentucky will receive $478.1 million of that $26 billion. Those pay outs began in…

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Hancock County Cheerleaders win competition at All “A” state tourney

Cheerleaders win competition at All “A” state tourney The Hancock County High School Cheer Team placed first at the All “A” Classic State Basketball Tournament last weekend. The event was held at McBrayer Arena on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. When the Lady Hornets earned their way to the state tournament the…

Getting To Know You; Adalyn Boutcher

Hancock County High School Senior Adalyn Boutcher competed at the 82nd Annual State Beta Convention held in Lexington, KY on January 16th and won First Place for her acrylic self-portrait in Painting, Division II. She is now eligible for the National Beta Competition to be held in June in Louisville. Adalyn is an outstanding local…

Lady Hornets win 54-43 over Monroe at state

  The Lady Hornets made Hancock County fans proud when they won 54-43 over Monroe County during an opening round game of the All “A” Classic Statewide Tournament at EKU in Richmond on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Ella House scored four baskets and Bailey Poole hit two 3’s to help Hancock County build a 16-15 first…

HCHS Hornets fall by five points at Ohio County

  The Hornets charged from behind in the second half only to fall 60-55 to Ohio County at Hartford Friday. Six players scored for the Eagles  in the opening frame as Ohio County (19-5) grabbed a 17-12  lead. Kaleb Keown and Evan Ferry both hit 3-point shots for Hancock County. Keown splashed two more 3’s…

Lady Hornets win at Kentucky All “A” Classic Statewide Tournament against Monroe County; 54-43

HCHS Agricultural Communications Class interviews community businesses/farmers

  Hancock County High School Technical Education (CTE) Teacher, Josh Smith, is engaging his Agricultural Communications Class in a project that puts them in direct communication with different business owners and farmers throughout the county. His plan is to have the students interview two per month.  The interviews will be published in the Hancock Clarion…

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro needs actors; auditions for classic American drama

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro needs actors!  They are having AUDITIONS for a play February 5th and 6th.  The classic American drama, COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA has roles for men and women, young and middle aged.  AUDITIONS will be Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2:00 pm, and Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:00 pm.  They will be at THE EMPRESS THEATER, 418 Frederica. COME BACK,…

Hancock County Middle School; places first in multiple academics for KAAC Governor’s Cup

  On January 10 & 14, 2023 Hancock County Middle School participated in the KAAC Governor’s Cup. Governor’s Cup (Kentucky’s Premiere Academic Competition) encourages depth and breadth of academic knowledge, cultural literacy, teamwork, leadership, creativity, risk assessment, and critical thinking, and provides the fun that comes with being part of a team. Hancock County Middle…

Area Obituaries

Alex M. Walters

  Alex M. Walters, 19, of Reynolds Station passed away on Wednesday January 25, 2023 from injuries due to a tragic car accident. Alex was born on February 13, 2003 in Tell City, IN to Brian Walters and Ashley Poehlein.  Alex was actively pursuing his GED in order to fulfil a lifelong dream and join…

Barbara J. Brickey

  Barbara J. Brickey, 83, of Hawesville, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Hawesville on July 15, 1939 to the late Theodore and Mary Nugent Goffinet. Barbara was of the Methodist faith and was a housewife. Barbara is survived by her husband of 67 years,…

Dorothy Jean Emmick

Dorothy Jean Emmick, 86, of Lewisport, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital after a brief illness.  She was born in Lewisport, KY on April 1, 1936 to the late Allen L. and Mary L. Sipes Covetts. Dorothy was a member of Lewisport United Methodist Church and was retired from…

Dana (Eubanks) Beck

Dana (Eubanks) Beck, age 52, passed from this life on January 22, 2023 while adventuring in Texas, making the most of life. She was born on September 2, 1970 in Owensboro, Kentucky and lived in Lewisport, Kentucky for many years before moving to Mayfield, Kentucky. Dana was a faithful and God-fearing woman who served her…

Carlton L. Roberts

Carlton L. Roberts, 91, of Owensboro passed away on Wednesday January 18, 2023 at the Heartford House.  Carlton was born on December 13, 1931 in Breckinridge County to the late Lonzo and Ivy Myrtle Hook Roberts. He was a US Army Veteran, a Civil Engineer, member of NRA, AARL, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren,…

Gary Scott Mingus

Gary Scott Mingus, age 64 of Friendsville, Tennessee, passed away on January 18, 2023.  He was born on June 19, 1958 to the late Geraldine (White) and Robert Mingus of Cloverport, Kentucky.  Gary apprenticed at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock in Virginia where he became a Journeyman Machinist.  Gary spent decades as a highly…

Ella Mae Adkins

Ella Mae Adkins, 87, of Lewisport passed away Thursday January 19, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Ella was born in Lewisport, KY on November 18, 1935 to the late Reuben and Claribel Storm Banks. She was preceded in death by a son Mark Adkins, granddaughter April Adkins, three brothers Miller Banks, Robert Banks and…

Roy Lee Ogle

  Roy Lee Ogle, 75, of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday January 19, 2023 at his home.  Roy was born on October 8, 1947 in Owensboro, KY to the late Coy and Mary Agnes Kelly Ogle. Roy was preceded in death by two grandsons Jonathan Kyle Ogle and Parker…

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