Newton denies wrongdoing in baby body move

By Dave Taylor The story of a divorced couple fighting over the exhumation of their long-dead infant’s body made headlines starting late last week, when sensationalized and vague TV news stories left the public clamoring for details of a possible grave robbery or a clandestine plan to sneak off with an infant’s corpse against the…

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Schamore proposes gov’t land leases for internet infrastructure

By Dave Taylor As the Kentucky General Assembly begins its 2019 regular session, Democrat Representative Dean Schamore has proposed resolutions that could pave the way for improved access for companies operating in rural areas to install communications equipment. In resolutions proposed for both the state and federal government, Schamore asks that government agencies consider leasing…

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Schamore: county must get creative to attract broadband

By Dave Taylor Democrat Representative Dean Schamore says that discussions during the monthly Hancock County Industrial Foundation meeting Tuesday reinforced the hope that the county could have high-speed internet someday. Schamore visited the Hancock Clarion after listening to a presentation by Hilda Gay Legg, from the United States Department of Agriculture, where she said rural…

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Riverview Fred and his failed attempt

By Dave Taylor It was a good idea. He just had to go to the Riverview, walk in, and get food. He’d seen it a hundred times: people walking in hungry and leaving full. It looked so easy. His friends and family warned him that it was a fool’s errand, but Fred the Chicken was…

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Generator spark burns garage during power outage

By Dave Taylor The fiery destruction of a garage Thursday has been directly attributed to power outages that affected Hancock County after an ice storm last week. A garage behind the home of Danny and Marsha House in the 200 block of Adair Road was a total loss after officials say efforts to start a…

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Old man winter visited Hancock County last week, and dumped some snow and ice on the area. The resulting coating of snow and ice created many breathtaking vistas throughout the county, such as this ice coated branch pictured against the bright blue sky. The coating of ice on trees and power lines caused scattered power outages…

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Schools get ever-changing state test results

By Dave Taylor Much of a presentation of the results of state-mandated test results during Thursday’s Hancock County School Board meeting was spent explaining how those tests change so often that they’re all but unusable. Assistant Superintendent Gina Biever detailed the findings of the most recent scores on the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress…

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Clerk: iPads sped up voting; only problem was unregistered voters

By Dave Taylor Ipad check-ins that were tested during Tuesday’s election passed muster, and voters can expect to see more of it next election, according to county clerk Trina Ogle. Two precincts used the computerized check-ins, where voters had the option to simply scan the back of their license to check in, rather than being…

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