Area News

Hancock Accidents

SUV hit from rear An accident on U.S. 60 in Lewisport caused some damage to the vehicles, but the occupants escaped injury. The accident happened on February 16 at roughly 5:15 a.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Howard filed the accident report. Jarrett T. Reynolds, of Sacramento, KY. told Howard as he drove east on…

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Hancock District Court Docket, February 17, 2021

The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, February 17, 2021.  The Honorable JB Hines presiding. Probate Court The estate of Thomas F. Ball, case scheduled for other hearing. Informal final settlement approved and signed. The estate of Charles Stinnett, case scheduled for probate hearing. Order signed, bond approved and written oath administered. Civil…

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First courthouse in Hancock County KY

From the Owensboro Star 168. It’s long ago now but there is an historical landmark in it’s place. The first courthouse in Hancock County is pictured as it looks today. The two-story poplar log house has been flanked by sheds for many years and is still a strudy structures. It is located near Utility, Kentucky,…

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Major snow doesn’t arrive, but more still coming

After forecasts calling for up to a foot of snow and mass closures of government offices and local businesses, there were some complaints about the anticlimactic storm that did come, although it brought enough snow and ice to wreak havoc on the county roadways. The threat of major snow led to pre-emptive closures of county…

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Senior meals working on weather plans

Changes brought on by COVID-19 have added more recipients to the list of homes receiving daily home delivered meals, but they’ve also brought uncertainty about whether meals will come during bad weather, a decision that until recently was tied to the local school district’s decision of whether to close schools. “Under normal circumstances we always…

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Scoop shot at the buzzer lifts Commodores over Hornets

The Hancock County boys took one on the chin when Perry Central’s Ethan Edwards scored on a putback at the buzzer to give the Commodores a 54-53 victory over the Hornets here Saturday. “Our kids flat out played well enough to win this basketball game. There were just some things that didn’t go our way…

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Hancock District Court Docket, February 10, 2021

  The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, February 10, 2021. The Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate Court The estate of Michael Keith Felty, case scheduled for settlement. The case continued to 5-5-21 at 9 a.m. for final settlement. The estate of Larry Joe Dixon, case scheduled for settlement. Informal final settlement signed.…

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Winter Weather Advisory issued for KYTC District 2

Winter Weather Advisory issued for KYTC District 2 State forces will report at 9:00 p.m. tonight MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 2 Office advises motorists to be aware of the forecasted weather for the next 24 hours. Snow showers will begin later this evening and continue through  Monday evening…

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