County man finds workaround, unlocks high speed AT&T internet

By Dave Taylor A Hancock County man has found something that is rarer than Bigfoot sightings and more sought after than the Golden Chalice: he found a way to get legitimately fast internet at his home. What’s more, it didn’t even require new service, just some brainstorming and a few tweaks to how he uses…

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Fiber optic internet now at Hawesville library

By Dave Taylor Of the many things people can say about internet in Hancock County, phrases like “that’s so fast” or “it downloaded already?” or “I pay for fiber optic” would be among the least expected, but it turns out that all taxpayers are funding fiber optic internet at the public library, and it’s available…

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Ga. judge rules baby body must be returned

By Dave Taylor The fate of the exhumed body of an infant that became the center of a public fight between two parents after being brought to Hancock County for burial has been decided: the boy must be returned to Georgia and re-buried. A judge in Charleton County, Georgia ruled last Wednesday that the body…

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Snow days couldn’t stop school meal deliveries

By Dave Taylor While students in the county were celebrating three straight snow days last week, the district’s weekend backpack program continued uninterrupted, ensuring that children wouldn’t go hungry during the break. The program, which provides backpacks full of food for students in households who might not get sufficient nutrition outside of school settings, is…

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Man, two others charged with burglarizing parents’ home

By Dave Taylor Two Lewisport men and a woman are facing multiple felonies after police say the trio broke into the home of one of their parents and stole guns, cash and other items, trying to make it seem like it was a random break-in. Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., 26, his girlfriend, 20-year-old Dallas Hayley…

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Skylar Allen, 3, stands in front of her house on River Street watching as her cousin, 11-year-old Cayden Nicholas pops a wheelie as he rides past. The kids were enjoying warm weather Tuesday before a trip to Tennessee to visit family. 

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Man critical after wreck Tuesday

By Dave Taylor A two-vehicle accident snarled traffic and left a Hawesville man in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Highway 60 and Harrison Street at 3:06 p.m. after a minivan t-boned a full size pickup leaving a man trapped inside the truck. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

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C. Waitman Taylor, Jr. dies at age 91

By Dave Taylor Waitman Taylor, Jr., a central figure in the histories of both Owensboro and Hancock County, died Friday at the age of 91. Taylor, a former mayor of Owensboro, was born in Hancock County on September 18, 1927 and played a major role in shaping the county, having sold the land for Windward…

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