Area News

Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund

Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund:  Access Encouraged For eligible Kentuckians needing financial assistance with water, wastewater, electric, or natural gas service during pandemic There’s help for Kentuckians who have fallen behind on paying for essential utilities. Titled the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund, it is in place to assist hard-pressed citizens across the…

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Santa Sacks, December 17

The annual Santa Sacks program takes place at the Lewisport Community Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 17. Santa Sacks is a collaborative program with Toys for Tots and St Vincent dePaul to provide a well-rounded Christmas for Hancock County families. Each program provides something different to each family. Santa Sacks provides…

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Closed Senior Center continues to be active

The corona virus has affected many businesses all over the world, but we wanted to check in with our local businesses in Hancock County.  During one interview with Lona Morton, Director of the Senior Center, we learned that when the Corona virus pandemic began, Governor Beshear said any person over the age of 60 who…

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Hancock Library, Story-time and more

Children’s Crafts and Story-time Story-time Theme:  Winter Craft:  Hot Cocoa Thumbprint Ornament Bingo Cards:  Hello Storytime friends! Beginning this week, when you stop by the library to grab your craft, be sure to grab a Storytime Bingo Card as well. When you watch Friday’s storytime, stick around until the very end to hear the secret…

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Elderberry, strongest Anti-Viral in nature

Elderberry is a powerful traditional remedy. It is considered the strongest Anti-Viral in nature. The berries and flowers are used as medicine and the leaves, root and bark are toxic. If you do your research and /or check with your doctor and decide to try it, Elderberry can be taken as tea, supplement or syrup.…

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A Legislative Perspective, Kentucky General Assembly

FRANKFORT – Near the end of each year, many of the General Assembly’s committees effectively turn their meetings over to an array of regional and statewide organizations, giving them the chance to highlight issues they hope will be addressed, or maintained, when the legislative session begins in January. The broader agenda items are often perennial, but…

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Hancock EMS front-line crews, always ready

In the chaotic eight months since COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the world, the already chaotic lives of the county’s ambulance crews have gotten more so, with extra precautions and procedures and the reality that the pay is so low many of them work for more than one service. “Usually EMS people, if you talk to…

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Hornets roll 30-0 over Todd in Class 2A playoffs

The Hornets kept the dream alive when they crushed Todd County Central 36-0 during a rainy playoff game at HCHS’s Schafer–Glover Field Saturday. Hancock County will now advance to play Owensboro Catholic in round two of the Class 2A football playoffs here Friday. “Coming out of a two week period where we weren’t practicing and…

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Three places for COVID Tests in Hancock County

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in this country, and around the world, with thousands of new cases being reported each day. On Friday alone, the Green River District Health Department reported 137 new COVID cases in the region, with seven new cases in Hancock County alone. As the cases mount, people increasingly want to…

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