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Lewisport Heritage Festival starts next week

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lewisport Heritage Festival is back with a few changes! Due to the festival being later in the year than normal, some of the regular vendors could not work the event onto their schedules, so a couple of food trucks will take their place! Organizers hope…

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Hancock County Schools; principal-for-a-day

Hancock County Schools held a principal-for-a-day event was held at all four schools last Friday. Paul Madden Jr., pictured left, served as the principal at South Hancock Elementary School. Johnny “Chic” Roberts served as principal at North Hancock Elementary School, Mike Boling at Hancock County Middle School and Karen Robertson at Hancock County High School…

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H.D. Cowden elected to KGCA Hall of Fame

Everyone who knows him knows H.D. Cowden to be one of the more personable and reliable people you’ll ever meet. Now he’s being recognized state wide for his contribution to competitive golf on the high school level. H.D. “Dave” Cowden, Sr. will be inducted into the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame during a…

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Hancock Chamber begins new era

  Tuesday morning’s Hancock County Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast meeting ushered in a new era as Shanna Nugent took over as the chamber president, and Stephanie Lamar as the executive director. The breakfast took place at 7:30 a.m. at the Hancock County Career Center. “We are looking to make changes,” Nugent said. “We are mulling…

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Hancock County High Marching Band wins first in class, second overall

  The Hancock County High School Marching Hornets managed to pull off an impressive feat at the Madisonville-North Hopkins High School Maroon Classic band festival Saturday. For the first time in over six years, the Marching Hornets won Reserve Grand Champion in the festival, meaning the band took second place overall regardless of class. “That…

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Hancock Accidents

Vehicle flees scene No one suffered injury in a sideswipe accident 12 miles south east of Hawesville on state Route 1700. The accident happened on September 10 at 9 a.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy BJ Burton filed the accident report. Burton’s report says an unknown vehicle driving south on state Route 1700 encountered a northbound…

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Plaque unveiling at Jeffreys Cliffs on Labor Day


The Plaque Unveiling, in honor of the Harris Family, who donated Jeffreys Cliffs to Hancock County, was held on Labor Day at the Domtar Picnic Area. Wally Harris, Jerry Harris’s younger brother was able to attend and speak, as well as Steve Canepari, who formed the Heritage Commission and with the help of many volunteers,…

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Hornets win in a blowout at Ohio County

The Hornets racked up 540 yards of offense during a 50-7 blowout win over Ohio County at Hartford Friday. Hancock County remains unbeaten at 3-0 on the season. “It took us a little while to get it figured out but once we got it going the kids really buckled down,” Hornet coach Bobby Eubanks said.…

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Softball Tournament raises $12,000+ for Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor and girlfriend Jamie Hunt watch some of the action during the softball tournament to raise money to help for Dave with medical expenses.  Pictured from left to right are Jenny Shultz, Jamie Hunt, Dave Taylor and Larry Sosh. In back is Lori Roberts. What started as a softball tournament to raise a little…

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Donavon Elmendorf dies in tragic accident

Last Wednesday afternoon Lewisport resident Donavon Elmendorf died when his east bound 2002 Buick Century crossed the center line on state Route 1389 below Hawesville and slammed head-on into a Hancock County Public Schools’ bus traveling west. At the time five students, a bus monitor and the driver were on the bus. None of the…

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