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What I learned from dying: Hospitalized again

I’m writing this from a hospital bed… again. It’s a quick and firm reminder that things can change any minute. Just a few days ago I felt so good that I went in to the office for a little bit and I convinced my wife to go to Owensboro just to get out of the…

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Hornets fall 12-2 in 11th District baseball tourney

By Steve Wimmer The HCHS Hornets baseball team’s season came to an end with a 12-2 loss to Breckinridge County at Breck County High School during the 11th District baseball tournament Monday. The Hornets finished the season with a win-loss record of 14-12. “This was definitely not the outcome we wanted, but we got runners…

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Hornet tracksters compete at Central Hardin meet

By Steve Wimmer The HCHS track & field teams competed in a big  meet at Central Hardin High School Saturday. “We had a good meet even though we had 10 athletes missing for various reasons,” HCHS coach Chris Hawkins said. “This meet helped make some decisions on where we will run kids at region.” Girls…

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Baker, Garner win primaries in South Hancock and Lewisport

Kentucky’s primary election was Tuesday, which included a handful of local races for county offices. There were few contested races in Hancock County for the primary, though nominees were chosen for District 4 magistrate in the Republican party, District 1 magistrate in the Democrat party, and District 2 constable in the Democrat party. Republican Gary…

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Busy week ahead for seniors, graduation May 26 at HCHS

Graduation for the Class of 2022 at Hancock County High School is set for May 26 at 6 p.m., at the high school. A total of 125 seniors are scheduled the graduate this year. Seniors will be allotted 10 tickets each for distribution to family and friends to help assure the crowd stays within the…

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Parks preparing for summer opening of Vastwood beach

Hancock County Parks is busy preparing for the opening of the summer season following a number of projects to improve the facilities, and will offer Hancock citizens more affordable opportunities for recreation close to home. Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said improvements have been made at Vastwood beach, with “several tons” of sand brought in to…

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Lewisport Heritage Festival June 2-4, wide entertainment on tap

The 33rd Annual Lewisport Heritage Festival is set from June 2 until June 4 in downtown Lewisport. Highlights of the festival include pageants, live music, food booths, children’s rides, a 5K walk/run, antique car and motorcycle cruising, and a tractor show and pull. June 2 On Thursday, June 2, the festival will open at Chapman…

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Be attentive, share the road with farm equipment

With the weather getting nicer and farm fields becoming dry enough to work, more and more agriculture vehicles and equipment will be taking to the highways and back roads as it moves from acreage to acreage. According to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the number one cause of fatalities in agriculture and timber work is…

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