Area News

Solar company signs agreement for 1,000 acres in Skillman Bottoms

A solar company based in Minnesota has signed a memorandum of purchase agreement on more than 900 acres of what has been marketed as one of the prime large sites for industrial development in the state, although the company is keeping its intentions for the site close to its chest. Rolling Hills Solar, LLC, signed…

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Vastwood to reopen to swimming, county trying for splash park

Vastwood Park might be wet and wild this summer, and for years to come, after the county announced its intentions to tentatively reopen the lake for swimming late this summer, while also announcing that it’s applying for a grant to build a new spray park. The county is applying for a Land and Water Conservation…

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Owensboro glass company relocating to Lewisport

A local glass company has felt the lure of Hancock County and is leaving Owensboro to relocate in Lewisport in the county’s industrial park. Clearview Glass reached an agreement with the county to purchase two acres of land in the industrial park on the west end of Lewisport, with an option to purchase a third.…

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911 director says system outdated; county commits to big overhaul

After hearing the county’s 911 communications are so poor that it’s endangering personnel, the county has committed to spend at least $269,000 to bring it up to minimum compliance in the next year. Damien Rice, the county’s 911 director, told the fiscal court Monday that the system had been neglected for so long that it…

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Roberts strikes out 17 in All “A” tourney

Lily Roberts struck out 17 batters and Lauren Proctor had three hits when the Lady Hornets won 11-1 over McLean County in a semifinal game of the All “A” Classic regional tournament.  The game was played at Edmonson County Monday. Hancock County will play Owensboro Catholic in the championship game at Brownsville Thursday at 6:00…

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Ross second in mile at Apollo track meet

The HCHS track & field teams competed in a prestigious 7-team meet at Apollo High School in Owensboro Tuesday. Isabella “Izzy” Ross placed second in the girls mile run in a time of six minutes, 20 seconds. She lost to Ahmira Pickett of Apollo by a fraction of a second. Ross was gaining at the…

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Hancock County Republican Party Meeting April 20

The Hancock County Republican Party is proud to host Josh Calloway, State Representative for Hancock County, at their April Meeting. Representative Calloway will report on past legislative session and upcoming legislative session. All Hancock County Citizens are invited to attend. Masks and Social Distancing will be enforced. The Meeting is Tuesday, April 20 at 6…

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OCTC’s FAST PATH Nursing

OWENSBORO, KY (04/13/2021) Owensboro Community & Technical College and regional high schools have partnered to allow students who know they want a career in nursing the option to utilize this “fast path” so they can enter the OCTC’s nursing program directly after graduation. Fast Path Nursing is structured for high school students looking to get…

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AT&T line caused outage

Last Thursday and Friday Lewisport experienced a phone outage that lasted approximately 22 hours. Earlier this week TDS Associate Manager of Communications Missy Kellor confirmed a problem with a 10-gig backhaul line between Lewisport and Chicago, Ill. caused the outage. Kellor said some type of damage occurred to the line, but since it is not…

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Hancock District Court Docket, Wednesday 2021

  The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate Court The estate of Michael Dennis Keown, case scheduled for probate hearing. Order signed probating will and dispensing the estate. The estate of Jeanette Ann Powers, the case scheduled for settlement. Order signed accepting informal final…

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