Area News

Accidents

  Pedestrian injured An Owensboro woman suffered a severe foot injury after being run over by a pickup truck in the Jumpin Jacks parking lot on June 23. The accident happened at approximately 4 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hendrick filed the accident report. Hendrick wrote in his report that as Patricia Buchanan walked…

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Hancock County loses outstanding leader

By Dave Taylor A well-known figure in Hancock County’s business community died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer and the effects are sure to ripple through the multiple organizations and lives he touched. Danny House, who is most widely known as the longtime owner of House Insurance Services in Hancock County, was also known…

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New baseball building at Vastwood Park

By Dave Taylor After a mysterious collapse last May and a protracted fight over insurance payouts, a new baseball facility is going up beyond right center field at Vastwood Park. Workers from Graber Post Buildings were putting metal siding on the building that, at 96 feet long and 44 feet wide, is 12 feet wider…

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Perry County Memorial Hospital, COVID-19 Update

We at Perry County Memorial Hospital continue to closely monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and adapt operations to safely care for and support patients. We have come to a point where all necessary procedures and safeguards have been implemented, allowing us to start cautiously reopening hospital and clinical services. Please see below…

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Work begins on new Lewisport Library

By Dave Taylor After years of planning, dirt is finally being moved at the future home of the Hancock County Public Library’s Lewisport branch. Workers with Jacobs Group began clearing out the lot at 400 2nd Street last week and setting up the silt fence and a security chain link fence for the construction of…

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Heritage Festival canceled

By Dave Taylor After originally postponing the Heritage Festival till fall, the Lewisport City Council voted Thursday to cancel it entirely for this year. The annual celebration of the city’s heritage, normally held during the summer, was supposed to have been June 4-6 before the city pushed it back to September 24-26 due to the…

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County gets new Farm Bureau agent

By Dave Taylor Hancock County’s new Farm Bureau Insurance agent knows small towns and even prefers them, so when the job opened up here, the Edmonson County native took a look at the county and he knew it was the kind of place where he belonged. Kyle Culbreth’s first day in the Hawesville office was…

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Domestic Military Action

By Dr. James W. Finck If you read this column, then you know my goal is not to persuade to a particular belief but to merely inform with historical knowledge.  Such is the case with many online comments I have read over the past few weeks.  With protest marches widespread, President Trump has threatened to…

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Three car collision in Lewisport

By Ralph Dickerson Hancock County EMS provided first aid at the scene of a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of state Route 657 and U.S. Hwy 60 in Lewisport, but no one suffered serious injury or required transportation to a medical facility. The accident happened at approximately 4 p.m. on June 17. Hancock County Sheriff’s…

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Hancock County District Court, Arraignment Docket

The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate court Regarding Oakley Blake Fleming, probate hearing. Both parents appeared, name change order signed. The estate of Jeffrey Kent Gorman, settlement. Per attorney Carol Boling, case continued to 8-26-20. The estate of Dawn G. Hawkins, settlement. Per…

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