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HCMS 7th grade wins over Cannelton

The 7th grade Hornets took the lead early and never trailed during a 50-22 win over Cannelton on Tuesday at Hancock County Middle School It was the opening game of basketball season for the young Hornets.  “We’ve been practicing on-and-off since the first of December…   see full story in the Hancock Clarion   and…

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Craig Bertke, working toward Eagle Scout

As Craig Bertke thought about a project for his Eagle Scout badge, he thought about his time at South Hancock Elementary School, and decided he wanted to do a project for the school. After much consultation, he decided to construct a covered shelter in the outdoor classroom behind the school. “My project was to improve…

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Hancock County Fiscal Court, January 11, 2021

The members of the Hancock County Fiscal Court met Monday, January 11 and took the following actions: • Approved the minutes of the December day meeting. • Approved the occupational tax report, which showed total taxes collected year to date of $2,195,498.14, about $320,000 higher than last year at the same time. • Damian Rice…

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Hancock District Court Docket, January 13, 2021

The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, January 13, 2021. The Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate Court The estate of Charles Anthony Laslie, case scheduled for probate hearing. Administrator appointed, bond signed and written oath administered. The estate of Peter G. Morton, case scheduled for probate hearing. Order signed probating, written oath administered…

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Hancock Accidents

Semi jackknifes on U.S. 60 No one suffered injury when a semi jackknifed on U.S. 60 west of Lewisport on January 11. The accident happened at approximately 9 a.m. Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth filed the accident report. Jerry Denny of Paynesville, KY, told Bozarth that as he drove east on U.S. 60 he noticed…

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America’s Shame, House impeaches president Trump

Democrats and Republicans alike are condemning the violent attempted takeover of the U.S. Capitol building last week by supporters of President Donald Trump, who were attempting to stop a vote that would certify the 2020 presidential election results and name Joe Biden the next president. The mob broke in to the Capitol, which resulted in…

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Estes resigning to follow wife to Alaska

Hancock County Superintendent Kyle Estes announced his resignation in a letter to staff Tuesday, saying he was following his wife to Alaska, where she has taken a new job. “By now, you may have heard rumors regarding my departure from the district next year,” Estes said in the beginning of the letter. He apologized for…

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Centertown man dies in Lewisport accident

A Centertown, KY man died Monday morning in an accident west of Lewisport on U.S. 60, immediately east of the intersection of Morton Lane/McGill Lane. According to the accident report filed by Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth, Chaylin R. Cowles, age 24, died when his 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup crossed the centerline and struck an…

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COVID-19 vaccinations at Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital started offering vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus, and several people from Hancock County received the first of two shots last Thursday.  Patsy Young, Linda Robbins and Logan Robbins recounted their experiences getting the shot. “I felt very fortunate to be able to get it,” Hawesville resident Patsy Young said. “I called…

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Hawesville property owners to be liable for renters’ old bills

Owners of rental properties will be on the hook for bills left behind by their renters, according to an ordinance introduced at the Hawesville City Council meeting Tuesday night. The ordinance places the responsibility of bills ultimately on the property owner, in response to old bills that have been left unpaid by renters who simply…

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