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Getting to know you; Emma Wilson

At only nineteen-years-old, Emma Wilson is already running a successful baking business from her home in Lewisport. She launched EMazing Cupcakes & Treats in March of 2020, and graduated from Hancock County High School that year as well. Emma’s parents are: Sara & Todd Roberts and Chadd & Layla Wilson. She has three siblings: Paige,…

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What I learned from dying

This is the most difficult column I’ve ever had to write. It’s not because of the content, it’s because I’m writing from an ICU hospital bed where I’m hooked to a million wires, feeling terrible. I’ve been here since Thursday after I started having difficulty breathing and my blood pressure dropped. Shortly after arriving at…

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39 years working at Big Rivers; Now watching it disappear

Edward Kincheloe Corley, Jr. had been  a Maintenance Electrician for 39 years at Big Rivers. When the plant closed he retired, but quickly found out retirement wasn’t at all how he had envisioned . ”I was retired for a few months, and found out it wasn’t as much fun as I thought it was gonna be,” he said. Corley…

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Lady Hornets double-up on Tell City, 47-22

By STEVE WIMMER Ella House and Bailey Poole scored 16 points each as the Lady Hornets easily defeated Tell City here Monday night. The final score was 47-22. “Our girls played hard tonight (Monday). I’m really proud of them for their effort and commitment to the defensive end,” HCHS coach Kevin Husk said. We forced…

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Hornets sting Marksmen 71-52

By STEVE WIMMER The Hornets showed  strength and consistency by winning every quarter of play during a 71-52 victory over Tell City here Tuesday. “We weren’t as efficient as we have been lately on offense, but we were able to execute and hit some shots and Even (Ferry) was getting in the lane. That created…

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Roberts says ‘State of the County’ is strong

Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts said the state of Hancock County is very promising and the financial standing puts the government in a good position to tackle vital needs in the future. Roberts gave his “State of the County” comments at a breakfast meeting of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning at the Career…

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Hawesville woman jailed on manslaughter charge

A Hawesville woman has been jailed on an indictment warrant, charged with second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence, resulting from an investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. According to court documents, Connie Jean Oden, 69, of 157 River Street, was arrested Jan. 4 following a Dec. 22, 2021, indictment by the Hancock County…

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Woman arrested after 4,500 pills discovered in search

A Hawesville woman has been charged for allegedly trafficking in amphetamines after investigators conducted a controlled parcel delivery to a residence on State Route 144 East on Monday. According to a citation from Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West, Natoma Ellen Huff, 45, of 8476 State Route 114 East, is charged with second-degree trafficking…

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