Area News

Hornets football season begins August 20

Football action is just around the corner and the Hancock County Hornets are working hard in preparation for another great season on the gridiron! The team will open the 2021 season at home against rival Breckinridge County on August 20. The Hornets have been practicing every day and are set for a scrimmage at Grayson…

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What I learned from dying; Sometimes the cancer wins

  I’ve often said that when people see me out at a store or a game or something they comment on how I barely seem sick, but those people don’t see the hours of sickness I endured right before going out, and they don’t see that more often than not I come home and lie…

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Car crosses center line on 69; slams into family’s SUV

  A passenger in an SUV suffered a possible head injury in an accident on state Route 69 last Friday, July 23. The accident happened about 1.5 miles south of Hawesville at approximately 9 a.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick filed the report. Roy Sanders of Reynolds Station told Emmick that as he drove…

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Hawesville woman wins lottery

(WEHT) – Hawesville woman says her lottery winnings will go towards kitchen renovations A Hawesville women, who wishes to remain anonymous, says her day was made after a recent call from Kentucky Lottery staff. They told her she had won more than $127,000 in a second chance promotion built around the Kentucky Jackpot Scratch-off ticket. The…

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Summer school class learns life skills during mock trial

Josh Roberts’ summer class performed a mock trial at the Hancock County Judicial Center, Friday. Pictured from left are: Damion Basham, Samuel Huff, Presley King, Makenna Reardon, Judge Joshua F. Roberts, Sara Huff, Mora Meserve, and Wesley Richmond. The jury deliberated before the verdict was read by the judge during a mock trial at the…

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RiverValley Behavioral Health to open Lewisport clinic

Rivervalley Behavioral Health plans to open a clinic location in Lewisport, Kentucky. The clinic sits at 1210 Fourth Street; in the old Estes Behavioral Health building near the entrance to Hancock Park. Kyle and Jessica Estes formerly owned the building. RiverValley plans to hold a grand opening ceremony for the Lewisport Clinic on August 11…

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What I learned from dying; Good news and bad news

My long promised update is finally here and it’s a mixture of good news and bad news. The good news is that my cancer spots are shrinking, some of them substantially, but the bad news is that in finding out the spots were shrinking I found out there were more of them than I realized.…

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Pageants headline fair activities

Each year fair-goers flock to the Hancock County Fair at the fairgrounds in Hawesville to watch the various beauty pageants. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic starting in January of 2020, last year’s fair did not take place. For that reason, the Hancock County community eagerly anticipates this year’s fair that starts on August 4. The…

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Hancock County Library schedule, Teen Dungeons & Dragons Night

Storytime Don’t forget this week’s story time featuring Tails and Tales and our craft for Toddlers is a Snaping Shark Craft and for the Pre-Schoolers we’ll be creating a Donkey Mask. Teen Dungeons & Dragons Night Friday, July 30th at the Lewisport library Join us at 5pm as we play the classic fantasy roleplaying game, Dungeons…

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Masks in schools? Department of Health and Education recommending masks when school opens

In schools, state recommends masks for the unvaccinated, and for everyone if school officials can’t monitor vaccination status The state Department for Public Health and the Department of Education are recommending that people who aren’t fully vaccinated against the coronavirus wear masks in schools when classes resume next month. The health department issued the guidelines…

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