Hawesville facing expulsion from planning and zoning over late payments

By Dave Taylor After not making required payments to the Hancock Urban Planning Commission dating back to October 2018, the city of Hawesville is in danger of being kicked off of the planning and zoning board, meaning all zoning in the city will essentially cease to exist.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full…

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Storm knocks out power to 700 Sunday

By Dave Taylor A sudden storm Sunday night knocked out power to 700 Hancock County residents and toppled trees over a wide area, including one that crushed a trailer east of Hawesville. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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School board chair wants nickel tax; will be on July agenda

By Dave Taylor The public campaign by a group of eighth graders to implement a nickel tax for school improvements appears to have gained a powerful ally Thursday after the chairman of the school board announced his support for the tax and the board’s intention to put it on the agenda of next month’s meeting.…

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Hancock actors star in Shrek this weekend

By Dave Taylor Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s current production of Shrek the Musical, Jr. is heavy on the Hancock County, with two of the main actors both hailing from the county. Isaac Adkins, 15, is playing Donkey, and Brooklyn Porter, 10, is playing Young Fiona, in the summer time production that runs through this weekend.…

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Swihart resigns as South principal

By Dave Taylor South Hancock Elementary School’s principal announced his resignation last week in a message posted on Facebook. Michael Swihart, who’s been principal at the school since 2013 when he took over for the retiring Barbara Spindel, said that his wife’s schedule and God’s calling led him to leave the school on June 12.…

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School cop wins praise from district, students

By Dave Taylor When Hancock County Public Schools announced the hiring of a sheriff’s deputy to walk the halls for this past school year, some decried it as an overreaction to school shootings elsewhere and questioned whether the schools would be more like prisons with an armed guard. Now one year later, the district says…

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Airport runway out for bid

By Dave Taylor Bids will be opened next week for the long anticipated runway extension at the Hancock County Airport, marking the beginning of the final stage of the approximately $2.5 million project. After years of delays and red tape, a request for bids was published May 23 for work that will add another 1,000…

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High-speed chase ends in Hancock field, suspects still sought

By Dave Taylor A high-speed chase that began on the interstate in Ohio County ended in a Hancock County field Monday night, where the suspects fled on foot and disappeared into the dense nearby woods. The chase, which reached speeds of 90 mph and involved three different police agencies, began at 6:43 p.m. on Interstate…

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