Area News

Ga. judge rules baby body must be returned

By Dave Taylor The fate of the exhumed body of an infant that became the center of a public fight between two parents after being brought to Hancock County for burial has been decided: the boy must be returned to Georgia and re-buried. A judge in Charleton County, Georgia ruled last Wednesday that the body…

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Snow days couldn’t stop school meal deliveries

By Dave Taylor While students in the county were celebrating three straight snow days last week, the district’s weekend backpack program continued uninterrupted, ensuring that children wouldn’t go hungry during the break. The program, which provides backpacks full of food for students in households who might not get sufficient nutrition outside of school settings, is…

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Man, two others charged with burglarizing parents’ home

By Dave Taylor Two Lewisport men and a woman are facing multiple felonies after police say the trio broke into the home of one of their parents and stole guns, cash and other items, trying to make it seem like it was a random break-in. Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., 26, his girlfriend, 20-year-old Dallas Hayley…

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Skylar Allen, 3, stands in front of her house on River Street watching as her cousin, 11-year-old Cayden Nicholas pops a wheelie as he rides past. The kids were enjoying warm weather Tuesday before a trip to Tennessee to visit family. 

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Man critical after wreck Tuesday

By Dave Taylor A two-vehicle accident snarled traffic and left a Hawesville man in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Highway 60 and Harrison Street at 3:06 p.m. after a minivan t-boned a full size pickup leaving a man trapped inside the truck. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

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C. Waitman Taylor, Jr. dies at age 91

By Dave Taylor Waitman Taylor, Jr., a central figure in the histories of both Owensboro and Hancock County, died Friday at the age of 91. Taylor, a former mayor of Owensboro, was born in Hancock County on September 18, 1927 and played a major role in shaping the county, having sold the land for Windward…

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Newton denies wrongdoing in baby body move

By Dave Taylor The story of a divorced couple fighting over the exhumation of their long-dead infant’s body made headlines starting late last week, when sensationalized and vague TV news stories left the public clamoring for details of a possible grave robbery or a clandestine plan to sneak off with an infant’s corpse against the…

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Schamore proposes gov’t land leases for internet infrastructure

By Dave Taylor As the Kentucky General Assembly begins its 2019 regular session, Democrat Representative Dean Schamore has proposed resolutions that could pave the way for improved access for companies operating in rural areas to install communications equipment. In resolutions proposed for both the state and federal government, Schamore asks that government agencies consider leasing…

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Riverview Fred and his failed attempt

By Dave Taylor It was a good idea. He just had to go to the Riverview, walk in, and get food. He’d seen it a hundred times: people walking in hungry and leaving full. It looked so easy. His friends and family warned him that it was a fool’s errand, but Fred the Chicken was…

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Schamore: county must get creative to attract broadband

By Dave Taylor Democrat Representative Dean Schamore says that discussions during the monthly Hancock County Industrial Foundation meeting Tuesday reinforced the hope that the county could have high-speed internet someday. Schamore visited the Hancock Clarion after listening to a presentation by Hilda Gay Legg, from the United States Department of Agriculture, where she said rural…

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