Area News

Baseball building collapses Friday

By Dave Taylor Even with all of the attention on the baseball and softball district tournaments at Vastwood Park this week, one of the biggest events took place without a crowd, when the practice building at the high school baseball field collapsed when no one was around Friday. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the…

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Lewisport growth means tax rates could fall, revenues could still rise

By Dave Taylor Recent growth in the city of Lewisport has officials there facing the unfamiliar problem of rising property tax assessments affecting the tax rate, and what they can do to take advantage of the potential increased revenue. In a lengthy discussion during Thursday night’s city council meeting county property valuation administrator Karen Robertson…

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Jeffrey’s Cliff now open by appointment

By Dave Taylor Preparation work on Jeffrey’s Cliff is progressing, with a team of helpers working Saturday to clean up the area and mark off boundaries, but recent vandalism exemplifies why the nature area isn’t yet open to the public without a guide. A total of 53 volunteers from Domtar and the Student Conservation Association…

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Library on track to get $500,000 grant

By Dave Taylor A recent survey of residents in Lewisport as part of a Community Development Block Grant application yielded good news in that the city qualifies for a $500,000 grant it is applying for to put on the cost of the upcoming library branch to be built there. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

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Century fully restarted, surpassing expectations

By Dave Taylor During Century Aluminum’s first quarter earnings call last week, company CEO Mike Bless praised the progress at the Hawesville mill, which he said is on schedule, on budget, and performing beyond expectations. “We’re really pleased to report that the last of the three curtailed potlines at Hawesville is now fully online. That…

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Website posts 1,000 county aerials from 1980

By Dave Taylor A website devoted to preserving historical aerial photos from across the country has posted nearly 1,000 aerials of Hancock County dating from 1980, which are viewable to the public. Of the more than 16 million photos being digitized and posted by Vintage Aerial on their website vintageaerial.com, are about 972 photos showing…

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White invents heart pressure relief valve

By Dave Taylor After a long career as an electrical engineer, Larry White is eschewing electricity for an invention that he hopes can revolutionize the treatment for high blood pressure. White, who has spent the last several years of his retirement as a tinkerer and an idea gatherer, is moving forward on an invention that…

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Dem candidate Adkins stops at Ace’s Tuesday

By Dave Taylor With less than two weeks until the May 21 primary, Democrat candidate Rocky Adkins visited Hancock County Tuesday, stopping at Ace’s Guns to meet constituents and to make the pitch for why Democrat voters should make him their candidate for governor in the November general election. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for…

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COMING SOON!

SOUTHWIRE >  50th ANNIVERSARY! Show your support in the special commemorative edition and be a part of a historical piece for years to come.  Call the Clarion for reservations by May 5th, 2019.   270-927-6945

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Health dept’s list of services lengthy, not widely known

By Dave Taylor After the annual meeting of the Green River District Health Department’s Hancock County board this week, officials are reminding residents that the county’s health department offers a list of services so long it fills a tri-fold pamphlet front and back, for everyone from the womb to old age.  See this week’s Hancock…

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