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Bickett bond set at 10,000 cash; grand jury will hear case

The second court hearing on the Michael B. Bickett case was held on Wednesday, January 18th at 2:30 p.m. at the Hancock County Judicial Center. Judge Gregory Vincent was presiding and it was decided that the hearing be in-person. Hancock County Attorney Paul Madden, Jr. requested that Bickett’s first charge of Leaving the Scene of…

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Getting To Know You: Ashley Walls, CEO Labor Management Federal Credit Union

Ashley Walls, the new CEO for Labor Management Federal Credit Union, is a lifelong resident of Lewisport. “It’s a strong community,” she said. “The way that everyone pulls together when someone’s in need; you don’t find that in big cities. When there’s tragedy or triumph, the community rallies together for people and that is what…

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Three engine Falcon 900 EX jet; lands at Hancock County Airport

  This large Falcon 900 EX jet with three engines landed at the Hancock County Airport this week on business. The airport extended its runway to 5,000 feet to accommodate larger jets wanting to land here instead of going to a larger airport. The Hancock County Airport also provides jet fuel. See tanks in background.…

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Annual Farm City Dinner – Tickets NOW ON SALE

Annual Farm City Dinner  The Hancock County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Farm City and Ag Awards Dinner on Monday, February 20th at the Hawesville Baptist Church Life Center at 6:00 p.m. Please get your tickets NOW so they can better know how many plan to come! Tickets are $5 and will be…

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Kenergy/Conexon Connect; Close the Digital Divide

As announced in early August of 2022, in an effort to “Close the Digital Divide” Kenergy partnered with Conexon Connect to provide homes and businesses in 14 rural Kentucky Counties, including Hancock, with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network broadband (high speed) internet. The infrastructure is currently being put into place and it’s time to sign-up if you’re…

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Lady Hornets beat Trigg, fall by one at OHS

        Bailey Poole scored 18 points and Emma Morris hit four 3’s during a 47-26 win for the Lady Hornets over Trigg County Saturday at HCHS.  The contest was the last of four games played in the House Insurance Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout. Poole got rolling early as the senior point guard scored seven…

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Hornets beat Raiders 64-53

  The Hornets showed signs of what they’re capable of when they defeated Whitesville Trinity by a final score of 64-53 at HCHS Monday. Trinity had recent wins over two teams the Hornets had fallen to, but Hancock County was the better team on this night. Kaleb Keown and Devyn Powers both connected from 3-point…

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Kentucky gov supports lawsuit challenging charter school law

  FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) _ Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday he supports a lawsuit aimed at blocking a school choice law giving charter schools a foothold in the state and supplying them with a funding stream. The Democratic governor aligned himself with public education advocates who contend that the measure should be struck down.…

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Independence Bank; begins search for 2023 Scholarship recipients

Independence Bank is excited to begin the search for 2023 Scholarship recipients. Independence Bank is looking for students who need financial assistance to further their education. Independence Bank awards over $100,000 each year to high school seniors pursuing an education with dreams of making a difference.  Over $1.5 million in scholarships have been awarded since…

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Kentucky House Bill 71, if passed would devastate state weekly newspapers

If Kentucky House Bill 71 is passed, how will that affect small newspapers and also, how will it affect you, as citizens, and how you receive important information from government agencies in your county and state? I had the opportunity to ask Dave Thompson this question. Thompson is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Press…

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