Hawesville woman facing charges in rape of foster child

By Dave Taylor A Hawesville woman is facing 10 counts of rape after police say she had repeated sexual contact with a boy she had taken in as a foster child.  Shannon S. Sanders, 36, of Paul Baker Lane in Hawesville, was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury on Friday, October 25, after initially…

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Voting process secure, county says

By Dave Taylor With the mid-term election coming up Tuesday, governments across the country are assuring voters that their votes cannot be tampered with by outsiders intent on havoc, and Hancock County is no exception. County Clerk Trina Ogle explained that the voting process here is secure from distant saboteurs simply because the ballots are…

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State pressure on billboards worries Lewisport council

By Dave Taylor The Lewisport City Council debated changes to its outdoor sign ordinance, which will allow more billboards on state roads in the city, although the directive seems to have come down from the state and sign owners. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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New faces, close races expected in Tuesday’s election

By Dave Taylor Several races in next week’s midterm election will be closely watched, with some seats guaranteed to see new faces, and others pitting long-term incumbents against tough competition. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Man tased after short chase Thursday

By Dave Taylor A short, slow-speed chase ended in dramatic fashion last Thursday, when a sheriff’s deputy had to tase an uncooperative suspect who’d threatened to kill the officer. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy B.J. Burton said the incident began around 5 p.m. Thursday, when he noticed Bruce Gray driving erratically westbound on Highway 60 entering…

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WhiteRock one year later: CEO says it’s still happening

By Dave Taylor One year ago this week state and local officials heralded the announcement that a company would be coming to Hancock County, to spend $179 million and create 124 jobs. The elation has subsided though, after the initial steps were never completed, but the county and the company both hold out dimmed hope…

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Kindergarten in Hancock County has evolved into new innovation

By Dave Taylor When kindergarten was introduced in Hancock County in 1965, it consisted of things like being quiet, learning to form single file lines, and naps. Those days are long gone though, and kids in the county now are not only expected to achieve much more, they’re now mixed with first graders in both…

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Activities highlight school safety week

By Dave Taylor Schools in the county have been celebrating Safe Schools Week with activities to not just entertain students, but to remind them of the skills and resources available to keep everyone safe, both mentally and physically. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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