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Hancock Accident Reports

  Motorcycle Accident On May 19th at 9:26 a.m. there was a motorcycle accident on 3980 KY 144, 10 miles south of Hawesville. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick reported that Michael E. Taylor, of Henderson, was traveling east with his friend on his 2016 Harley-Davidson FLH Series motorcycle, and as they approached the intersection…

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Hancock County Chamber Breakfast; Businesses of the Month Recognized

  Chamber Businesses of the Month for May were recognized at the breakfast Tuesday, May 9th, at the Hancock County Career Center. Businesses recognized at the breakfast were: Owensboro Community Technical College, Hancock County Industrial Foundation and Edward Jones. Rehabilitation & Performance Institute (RPI) sponsored the Breakfast, and provided the speaker, Brittney Hughes. Hughes is…

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Lewisport man beaten; left laying on pavement motionless

On Sunday night, April 9th, Easter Sunday, Karl Lynn Kreisle (50), of Lewisport, was assaulted at a residence on Riverview Drive in Lewisport during a gathering. Justin Michael-Addison Powell (35), of Tallahassee, Florida, physically assaulted Kreisle causing a serious head injury. Powell was arrested by warrant on Thursday, May 11th, and charged with Wanton Endangerment,…

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Cameron wins Republican bid; will face Beshear for governor in November

Cameron or Beshear -Choices for Kentucky Governor Tuesday, May 16th was primary election day in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Of the 3,468,537 registered voters in KY, around 14 percent cast ballots in the democrat and republic primaries, choosing who will appear on the general election ballot in November. The 2 democrat candidates challenging incumbent Kentucky…

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6th Graders treated to hike to explore Jeffreys Cliffs

Hancock County Middle School 6th Grade Students enjoyed a field trip to Jeffreys Cliffs Conservation & Recreation Area, on Thursday, May 11th. Steve Canepari, President of the Hancock County Heritage Commission, led the hike, along with volunteers: Danny Allard, Wade Gaynor and Richard Basham. There were around 106 students hiking, and 6 adult chaperones. They…

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Gas leak in Hawesville; Atmos repairs

On Saturday, May 13th, there was a natural gas leak at an Atmos Energy gas meter in Hawesville. The meter was damaged at the base. Atmos personnel repaired the meter while Hawesville Volunteer Fire Department isolated the area until they completed the work. Roadways were down during the day for a short amount of time,…

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