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USDA Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers

USDA Announces Details of Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to…

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The Birds and the Bee’s

An Interview With Author Neena Gaynor By Debra Gaynor I recently had the opportunity to interview author Neena Gaynor. Her debut book The Bird and the Bees was published in April. She was all smiles as we discussed her book. The Bird and the Bees is a Christian Contemporary Romance novel with a bit of…

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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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PCMH and Clinics Ensures Patient, Staff Safety During Care

As Hoosiers move into the next stage of Governor Holcomb’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan, Perry County Memorial Hospital and Provider Clinics continue to implement safety measures to ensure patient, staff, and physician safety. PCMH continues to restrict visitation, increase cleaning and disinfecting, distance furniture in waiting areas, require all visitors to complete a prescreening…

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Graduation Parade Tuesday

By Dave Taylor Hancock County High School seniors will be graduating from their cars next Tuesday, followed by a roving parade, but the modified graduation plan means strict rules for students and spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A “community graduation parade” will be held instead of the traditional ceremony, in order to keep everyone…

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Smith overcomes losses, excels in school

By Dave Taylor Haley Smith speaks with a wisdom that belies her youth, but at just 18 years old the Hancock County High School senior has experienced as much heartache as someone twice her age. She’s also faced that heartache with a determination greater than many could muster. Haley is graduating with honors from HCHS,…

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