Area 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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Library re-votes, lowers tax rate

By Dave Taylor After getting negative public feedback on a proposed property tax increase, the Hancock County Library Board held a special meeting last Wednesday to change their minds.  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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EF0 tornado hits Lewisport Saturday

By Dave Taylor Hancock County was hit by a tornado Saturday, albeit a very small one, which left little in the way of damage but brought lots of rain. An EF0 tornado touched down in several locations in Lewisport a little before 4:30 p.m., beginning on Thomas Lane and ending near the industries on Beauchamp…

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The mower fatality mystery

By Dave Taylor A mysterious woman met a mysterious end on the sprawling property of her large rural Lewisport home, behind a large black iron gate emblazoned with a golden lion, in what authorities are calling a freak accident. Information has only now been released on the July 17 accident that killed 49-year-old Rosa O’Neal,…

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Accident claims life of Hawesville man

By Dave Taylor A Hawesville man was killed early Saturday morning in a single vehicle accident that police believe was caused by several factors, but some questions remain unanswered. Nicholas C. Dennis, 29, of Middle Knottsville Road, died Saturday afternoon as a result of injuries suffered in the early morning wreck on KY 2181, and…

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Newton moves to remote Nome Alaska for mission work

By Dave Taylor Hannah Newton is about to move from rural to remote. The 22-year-old Hawesville native is moving to Nome, Alaska to serve two years as a missionary there, in a town so remote that highways don’t even reach it.  See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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