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Getting to Know You: Greg Franzman

By Jennifer Wimmer Greg Franzman, professional drummer and therapist, moved to Hawesville in 1969. He finished his eighth grade year at Hawesville Elementary School, and graduated from Hancock County High School in 1973. When he arrived in Hancock County to live with his uncle, the late Clay Quinn, and his wife, Shirlene, there were a…

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What I learned from dying: I’m missing

By Dave Taylor “I miss that smile,” she said after I sent her an old picture of me. That’s not what I was going for. I was trying to show my wife how much thicker I was back when I was still way sicker. Then I said something about how my current smile makes me…

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Lewisport woman dies after being struck by vehicle

      The legal guardian of a 62-year-old woman who died May 24 after being struck by the mirror of a passing vehicle on Kentucky Highway 657 (Fourth Street) in Lewisport May 16 has expressed concerns as to why the incident was not reported publicly by local media or police officials. Tracy Cassaday, guardian…

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McCormick files in Hawesville mayoral race

By C. Josh Givens City Councilman Robert “Rob” McCormick has filed to seek the office of mayor of Hawesville. McCormick – who was appointed to council in December 2021 – said he is seeking the office with a plan to build more community involvement and seek infrastructure grants to grow city resources. “The current administration…

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Second round of ARPA funding released locally

Hawesville and Lewisport are recipients of funding under the second tranche of funding released under the American Rescue Plan Act, the COVID-19 relief package approved by Congress in 2021. Hawesville will receive $132,282, while Lewisport will receive $225,815. The funding levels are determined by population for cities with counts below 50,000 people. Each allocation was…

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Sheriff’s Department investigates collisions

Deputy Aaron Emmick investigated a two-vehicle collision around 6:32 a.m., June 2, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and Madison Street in Hawesville. According to the report, William K. Blinzinger, 93, of Hawesville, was operating 2018 Ford Escape westbound on U.S. 60 and entered the left westbound lane. Tracy M. Young, 55, of Hawesville,…

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Clarion honored for service to Hancock County

By C. Josh Givens The Hancock Clarion was honored Monday evening with a special award for the newspaper’s contributions to the well-being of the Hancock County community over the years. The award was accepted by Publisher/Editor Donn Wimmer, and the Wimmer family. “Right at the top of our front page, it says ‘The Voice of…

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Laura Kessans: 2022 Hancock County Citizen of the Year

By C. Josh Givens Laura Kessans has been awarded the title of 2022 Hancock County Citizen of the Year. Kessans was recognized Monday evening at the annual dinner of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce. Kessans not only serves the community as the Youth Services Center Coordinator for Hancock Middle and High Schools, she also…

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