Area News

Some Churches open, some delaying

By Dave Taylor After weeks of being forced to close, churches across the state are being allowed to open again but in Hancock County the timeframes vary per church, with some opening soon, others waiting due to extenuating circumstances, and at least one having already opened. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear originally said churches could reopen…

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First set of triplets to graduate from HCHS

By Dave Taylor That a pandemic would threaten to cancel the graduation ceremony for the first set of triplets to graduate from Hancock County High School in recent memory is fitting; it’s a dramatic milestone in a trio of lives that began under even greater drama 18 years ago. Jason and Angie Curry are well…

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Graduation edition May 21; ceremony still possible in summer

By Dave Taylor While Hancock County High School’s graduation ceremony might have changed, the annual graduation edition of the Hancock Clarion will continue, scheduled to commemorate the milestone in the May 21 edition. Like other years the section will feature photos of every senior, messages from parents, and a list of students’ accomplishments, but this…

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Murder Hornet?

By Ralph Dickerson On Monday afternoon Hannah Wheatley, a worker at Riverview Restaurant in Hawesville, made a shocking discovery in the stockroom of the establishment. There, in the middle of the stockroom, she saw murder. Murder? Here? How? “I was kind of just startled,” Hannah said. “I had never…” and words then failed her. Hannah…

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Aleris to Idle Plant again, starting May 10

By Dave Taylor A little more than two weeks after restarting production after a three-week temporary shutdown, Aleris in Lewisport has announced plans to idle the plant again beginning on May 10. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Jeff Willis, human resources director at the Lewisport mill, said the shutdown is due to the effects…

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Huddy attending Gatton Academy at home

By Dave Taylor When Katelynn “Kat” Huddy was chosen as one of 96 students in the state to move to the campus of Western Kentucky University to attend the prestigious Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky for her junior and senior years, she quickly fell into dorm life, college classes and being on…

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Some businesses can open May 11, some never closed

By Dave Taylor Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has announced the dates for the slow reopening of the state’s economy and several of its business categories beginning on May 11, but it turns out that many of those businesses in Hancock County never really closed entirely anyway. Beshear announced on April 29 that beginning on May…

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Pomp and circumstance replaced with honk, six-foot-distance

By Dave Taylor As this unusual school year comes to a close on May 8, the usual pomp and circumstance is being replaced with honk and six-foot-distance, with Hancock County Schools trading in-person ceremonies for in-car parades in order to maintain the distance required to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Already shortened by…

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Benchmarks for Reopening Economy

Healthy at Work: How We Reopen Our Economy To ensure the health and safety of Kentucky families, Governor Beshear urges Kentuckians to remain Healthy at Home and follow the federal and state protocols for limiting the spread of COVID-19, which can be found at kycovid19.ky.gov. However, Kentucky families and businesses must also prepare to reopen…

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Conkrights making Dandelion Jelly

By Ralph Dickerson Dandelions, the scourge of many a homeowner wanting a perfectly green yard. Many homeowners spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars each year to get rid of these pesky flowering plants. Though many homeowners despise these plants, they do prove useful. Dandelions make a delicious jelly. “The end product tastes like a…

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