Area Breaking News

Schools scrap map, stick with A/B for now

By Dave Taylor After multiple well-attended school board meetings where the public heard about the district’s plan to follow the state’s metrics and discontinue in-person classes upon reaching a “red” virus level, the board voted last Thursday to instead scrap part of that plan and largely ignore the consequences of going red. After starting the…

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Construction begins on new warehousing, industrial maintenance business

By Dave Taylor Construction is quickly progressing on a 20,000 square foot building in the industrial park in Lewisport that will house Contour Fabrication and Mechanical, as well as warehouse space, but the project might be just the beginning of more growth in the park. “This is going to be a warehouse/shop because we are…

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Hawesville decides, Sewer rate increases

By Dave Taylor The city council of Hawesville chose the numbers for a planned sewer rate increase Tuesday night during a short meeting where they also voted to add water service to the hydroelectric plant and set the hours for trick or treating. Matt Curtis, from Bluegrass Engineering, presented the council three options for a…

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Nugent named 2020 Hancock County Citizen of The Year

By Ralph Dickerson On Monday evening the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce held a small ceremony to honor Gary Nugent, owner of GN Excavating and Trucking, as its 2020 Citizen of The Year. Hancock County Chamber of Commerce President Wade Gaynor spoke briefly about Nugent, and his impact on the community. “We appreciate everything you…

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Malco Theatres announces private screening for small groups

  “MALCO SELECT” OFFERS PRESENTATIONS IN RESERVED AUDITORIUMS Memphis-based Malco Theatres announces the expansion of the new Malco Select private screening program for small groups, including the Owensboro Cinema Grill & MXT. The program’s initial launch in early October at Paradiso Cinema Grill & IMAX (Memphis, TN), Collierville Cinema Grill & MXT (Collierville, TN), Razorback Cinema Grill & IMAX (Fayetteville, AR) and Grandview Cinema…

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Mend the Electoral College, do not end it!

By Ralph Dickerson The Framers of the United States Constitution designed the Electoral College process for electing the president to prevent one large state, in those days Virginia, from dominating the process for electing the president, and in effect becoming the “king maker.” At that time, Virginia was the largest, most populous state in the…

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Trail of Treats, Lewisport Halloween still on; Hawesville still to decide

  By Dave Taylor Halloween won’t be canceled in the county or the city of Lewisport, after both governments decided to hold Halloween activities on October 31 with the assumption that those who don’t feel safe can simply avoid it. The Hancock County Fiscal Court decided Monday to continue with its annual Trail of Treats,…

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Do virus number discrepancies matter? Health dept. says not really

By Dave Taylor As the fight against COVID-19 continues, daily updates from both state and local health officials provide the numbers surrounding the virus: new and total confirmed cases, breakdowns by location, age, gender, and positivity rates broken down to the hundredth of a percentage. Those numbers are used to determine when to open and…

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Vehicle registration – Grace period nears end

Almost 1,000 vehicle registrations in Hancock County remain unpaid,                              beyond their original expiration date, according to Hancock County Clerk, Trina Ogle. According to data released by the Kentucky Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing, more than 312 registrations due in March alone remain unpaid in Hancock County. Another 200-plus from August are still due. Time…

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