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Hancock County Board gives new contract to superintendent

By Dave Taylor The Hancock County School Board voted to sign superintendent Kyle Estes to a new four-year contract at its June meeting, restructuring his pay and eliminating the merit bonuses in his previous contract. On a night where the board gave Estes a glowing employee evaluation, the board voted to approve a contract with…

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Task force begins planning for school year, new guidelines

By Dave Taylor The 13-member New Normal Task Force began meeting this week to determine how the district’s schools will be able to return to the classroom, amid guidance from the state that as of now will require all students in first grade and above to wear masks, among other stipulations the state Department of…

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Free Movies in July, Cinema 66

By Dave Taylor The COVID-19 pandemic might have hurt small businesses, but the groundswell of support for a local movie theater has lifted the spirits of its owners, and the public will reap the benefits with a month of free movie showings. Cinema 66 in Tell City, Ind. has been forced to close for months…

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Man crashes in attempt to hurt wife, smears blood inside church

By Dave Taylor A former Hawesville man was arrested Sunday after police say he purposely crashed his car into a ditch to hurt his wife, and then fled the scene taking the couple’s cat before breaking into a nearby church and smearing blood on the inside. Richard Carl Voyles, 51, who currently lives in Saint…

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Alleged sex offender tased, tracked by county K9

By Dave Taylor Hancock County’s top dog Artus earned his keep Friday by tracking down a man facing a lengthy prison sentence for serious sex crimes who’d fled on foot from police and disappeared into the thick brush. Artus, a K9 officer who works alongside his handler, sheriff’s deputy Gary Mattingly, was able to track…

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2020 Election, opportunity to state your opinion

The Hancock Clarion wants to know your opinion on the 2020 Presidential Race. Readers can leave their comments anonymously on the feedback form on the front page of the Clarion website, https://www.hancockclarion.com/ or email them to [email protected] We will run your comments anonymously or you can include your name if you wish. BE BRIEF! Keep it…

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Beshear, McConnell release list of 54 Ky. hospitals getting $383 million

Beshear, McConnell release list of 54 Ky. hospitals getting $383 million, 3/4 of it federal, settling their suit over state Medicaid rates Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have released a list of 54 hospitals in Kentucky that will get $383 million in state and federal money from the settlement of 13-year-old…

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Kentucky drownings, top cause of death

With less than half the year gone, Kentucky has already had more drownings than it had all last year; top cause of death, ages 1-4 With public swimming pools closed due to the pandemic, and some families having more free time from work, the number of drownings in Kentucky this year, 33, has already surpassed…

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Local police want body cams

By Dave Taylor With increased scrutiny over police conduct and widespread calls for de-funding police in several major cities, the use of body-worn cameras could offer a solution. The public wants police to have them and police themselves say they want them, so why don’t they have them? “It’s just not as simple as buying…

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Hancock County Fair postponed, board to consider Fall

By Dave Taylor Hancock County’s award winning fair won’t be happening August 5-8 as originally planned, but the fair board voted in a special meeting Tuesday night to postpone the fair and move forward with the fair catalog that’s a requirement for getting state funding if they decide to have a modified version of the…

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