Area Breaking News

Dal-Tile closing, Lewisport to lose 1/3 vital gas revenue

  By Dave Taylor Hancock County’s oldest industry announced last week that it’s closing down for good, nearly 65 years after it opened its doors as the first of the many industries that formed the economic backbone of the county. Dal-Tile announced last Thursday that it will shutter its Lewisport plant at 675 Melanie Lane…

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KY Courts start opening June 1

By Ralph Dickerson On Friday Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. released plans to start the reopening of the Kentucky court system. Starting June 1, the courts will reopen to limited in-person services. “Each individual judge has been given the discretion on how reopening looks like,” Hancock County Circuit Court Clerk Mike Boling said.…

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Primary Election; Register by May 26

By Ralph Dickerson When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear postponed the Kentucky primary election to June 23. The last day to register to vote in the primary election is May 26, 2020. Residents are urged to go to govoteky.com to ensure their registration is correct, or call Hancock County Clerk Trina Ogle’s…

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Restaurants allowed to reopen Friday

By Ralph Dickerson As the COVID-19 pandemic starts to ease, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear issued orders that allow restaurants to reopen this coming Friday, May 22.  To reopen, restaurants must follow and insure proper social distancing practices, and only allow 33-pecent of its maximum seating capacity to be in the building. If a restaurant holds…

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Watch for behavioral changes in your child during COVID-19

Watch for behavioral changes in your child during the COVID-19 Pandemic Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way.                                                                        Some common changes to watch for include: Excessive crying or irritation in younger children. Returning to behaviors they have outgrown (for example, toileting accidents or bedwetting). Excessive worry or sadness. Unhealthy eating…

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Freedom

By Jennifer Wimmer “Freedom is fragile and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.”…

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