Area Breaking News

Board to vote on March 8 return for all students

Hancock County students in all grades could be going back to school, in-person and all at the same time, in the second week of March, based on a recommendation the school board will consider at Thursday night’s meeting. Superintendent Kyle Estes had formulated a plan for bringing students back to class just days before a…

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Windward Heights Country Club, new membership drive

In preparation for the upcoming season, Windward Heights Country Club approved a new membership drive at its board meeting Tuesday evening. Current members that bring in new members receive $100 off of their annual dues. If the member already paid their dues for the year, they get a $100 check from the club. This new…

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Bill would join Hancock Court with Daviess

A  proposed bill in the state legislature will combine Hancock County with Daviess in one judicial circuit, which the bill says would help ease the burden on family courts but opponents say the change could hurt county residents and that it was being done without any notice. House Bill 327, co-sponsored by D.J. Johnson, who…

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County back in orange; hopeful for return of summer events

Hancock County’s COVID-19 incidence rate dropped enough to bring the county back to orange on the state’s color-coded map last Wednesday, after being in the red since last October, which has the county judge-executive hopeful of a return to normal for public events this year. As of February 23, Hancock County had an average of…

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Girls win, advance in All “A” state tourney

The Lady Hornets went on a 20-6 second quarter run then closed the door in the fourth quarter during a 56-39 win at Metcalfe County in a round one game of the All “A” Classic state tournament Tuesday. Hancock County will advance to play Crittenden County this Saturday at 5pm in a quarterfinal matchup at…

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Hawesville drops landlord ordinance, raises water deposits, fees

At the beginning of what was expected to be a contentious debate at the Hawesville City Council meeting over an ordinance to force landlords to pay tenants’ old debts, mayor Charles King announced there’d be no public comments allowed and that the ordinance wouldn’t be brought to a vote, although the debate then shifted to…

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