Area News

Authorities: stop the robbery jokes

By Dave Taylor Authorities have a simple message to deliver to the public regarding last Thursday’s armed bank robbery in Lewisport: it’s no laughing matter. After employees of Hancock Bank survived facing down the barrel of a gun wielded by a masked robber and his accomplice, they’re now enduring a string of jokes from customers…

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Fatal wreck Monday might have had medical origins

By Dave Taylor A woman who died in a single vehicle Monday night might have been suffering from health issues that caused the wreck, according to a police investigation. Barbara F. Simmons, 64, of Cloverport, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident Monday in what police initially believed was a fatal crash. See…

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Armed bank robbery in Lewisport

By Dave Taylor After three suspects robbed the Lewisport branch of Hancock Bank at gunpoint last Thursday before fleeing in a getaway car, police converged on the area looking for anything to identify the robbers or their whereabouts. This reporter, covering the county’s first armed bank robbery in modern memory, got swept up in a…

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Sheriff, KSP debate county coverage, lament lack of staff

By Dave Taylor A Kentucky State Police captain defended his agency in Monday’s fiscal court meeting against statements made in the previous meeting by Hancock County Sheriff Dale Bozarth, where the two men found agreement in the believe that their respective departments are both understaffed. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Teachers share success stories of all-day preschool

By Dave Taylor What started as a bit of an experiment has paid big dividends immediately and laid the groundwork for big change in the schools, according to four preschool teachers who sang the praises of Hancock County’s all-day preschool at the school board meeting Thursday. Beginning this school year the district expanded its preschool…

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Three HCHS juniors graduating Friday

By Dave Taylor As students line up this Friday for the graduation ceremony at Hancock County High School, three students might seem a tad younger. They’re graduating a year early under a fairly new program that allows students to earn their diplomas at the end of what would have been their junior year. McKenzie Bombard,…

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County starts new emergency alert service

By Dave Taylor Hancock County has implemented a new emergency warning system, which will not only warn residents of dangers, but can also allow rescuers to understand users’ specific needs to provide better help in times of trouble. ALERT Hancock County! is a new system that can call, text, or email in emergencies, and those…

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Atmos rates decrease after PSC ruling

By Dave Taylor Months after Atmos Energy requested permission to raise its rates on residential customers, including those in Hawesville, the Public Service Commission has ruled that Atmos will not only not get an increase, but customers’ monthly gas bills will actually decrease slightly. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

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Heritage Festival ready to rock; bands focusing on high energy shows

By Dave Taylor The lineups for this year’s Lewisport Heritage Festival have been finalized and this year’s bands are coming armed with heavy guitars and a strong desire to rock. Saturday night’s headliner is Eric Brown & the L Street Band, a group that describes itself as “playing great American Classic Rock with the vitality…

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