Area Breaking News

Salmon fishing in Michigan

By Dave Taylor Two Hancock County men returned Sunday from a weekend fishing trip to Michigan, but unlike the tranquil fishing they’re used to, this was a battle and a workout. Mike Garvin and Dr. Walt Allen ventured to Walhalla, Michigan for an annual trip to fish for salmon during the seasonal salmon run, and…

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NWS says warnings aren’t delayed but sirens are overused

By Dave Taylor After complaints that severe weather warnings are being received too late in Hancock County, a representative from the National Weather Service in Louisville held a presentation for city and county officials last Friday to explain the process of alerts and to find out whether they’re being delayed. Joe Sullivan, the warning coordinator…

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Semi wreck shuts KY 69 for hours Tuesday

By Dave Taylor An overturned semi led to the closure of state Route 69 Tuesday, detouring vehicles for approximately nine hours while crews cleaned spilled wood chips and a broken power pole was replaced. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Brand new police cruiser possibly totaled in crash Tuesday

By Dave Taylor The brand new police cruiser just put into service by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is possibly totaled after a Tuesday afternoon crash between a uniformed security guard and a sheriff’s deputy. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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High school threat Wednesday was ‘misinterpreted’

By Dave Taylor Hancock County High School students and parents got a scare Wednesday morning, when the school issued an alert that it was looking into a possible threat against the school.  School superintendent Kyle Estes sent out an automated call to parents at a little before 8 a.m. informing them of the situation. See…

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