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What I Learned From Dying: Marking history

Facing the potential end of your life has a way of making a person look back too, and I’ve been thinking this week about my years in journalism.  I’ve been very blessed to be able to say I’ve had a career that I love and one that has been very fulfilling through the important stories…

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Officials break ground on new veterans hospital in Kentucky

After years of planning, the Department of Veterans Affairs broke ground on a new hospital in Louisville. The $840 million project is being built on Brownsboro Road and will replace the aging Robley Rex VA Medical Center on Zorn Avenue. The event on Thursday was attended by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, Senate Minority Leader Mitch…

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Documents a connection to America’s drug culture

Collecting historical objects can sometimes delve into the weird, strange and coincidental. One of way of looking at things in the history collecting hobby is, “The stranger the item, the more I have to have it.” Recently, while sorting items, I opened up a wooden cigar box to rediscover three documents I knew I had,…

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Baker first to file candidacy in county

Gary Baker was the first candidate to file candidacy papers for the May 17 primary for District 4 magistrate on Hancock Fiscal Court. Baker is a Republican. Baker filed on Nov. 3, the first day of the filing period. He is 42 years old, and said he has 22 years working for the betterment of…

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Brown receives donations from kind-hearted

  Life for Erica Brown and husband Matthew Brown is getting a bit better these days following ongoing compassion and generosity from the community. Brown, who was paralyzed in a car crash on Highway 60 in March, now has an electric wheelchair and an electric lift recliner. “I am becoming more independent daily,” Erica said…

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Election filings continue; deadline for primary Jan. 7

  Candidates for the May 17 primary of the 2022 Election have begun filing in Hancock County. The primary election filing deadline for 2022 is Jan. 7. The community will select party nominees for the Nov. 8 General Election during the primary. All county constitutional offices are on the ballot, along with city councils in…

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Christmas parades to be held Dec. 4

  The Christmas season will soon be upon us, and plans for celebrations in Hawesville and Lewisport continue to be finalized. Both the Hawesville and Lewisport Christmas parades will be Dec. 4. The Hawesville parade will be at 1 p.m., and the Lewisport parade will be at 4 p.m. Lineup for the Hawesville parade will…

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Thank a veteran for their sacrifice



      November 11 is Veterans Day, the day those who have served our nation in uniform are recognized for their sacrifices. And we say “sacrifices,” because “service” does not seem a word strong enough to describe the lives put on hold, the time away from family, the dangerous situations, and the commitment it…

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Hancock Hornets win 14-6 over Todd County Central in playoffs

It was sweet revenge for the Hornets when Hancock County defeated Todd County Central in an opening round game of the Class 2A football playoffs Friday at Elkton. Jack Duncan scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter before Drew Lyday intercepted a pass in the end zone to secure a 14-6 victory for…

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