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Schools adding social worker, playground fencing for next year

By Dave Taylor In response to feedback from the county, the Hancock County School Board is implementing four safety initiatives for next school year, including not only adding an armed deputy but also a licensed social worker. The board had previously announced its intention to coordinate with the county fiscal court to hire an additional…

Mother, therapist, urge parents to watch for signs of autism

By Dave Taylor April is National Autism Awareness Month, spotlighting a disorder that until somewhat recently was little known, but while the number of diagnoses are growing, some parents miss or even ignore warning signs in their own children. When Krystal Sharp and her husband Shelby had their first child, Zaden, four years ago, they…

Farm museum gets boost from new leadership

By Dave Taylor More than 20 years after a million dollar renovation, the Hancock County Farm Museum is seeing new life after a change in leadership and a renewed excitement toward making the historic building a tourist draw to downtown Lewisport. The museum, located on Fourth Street in a building dating back to the 1800s,…

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Gilbert L. Potter, Sr

Gilbert L. Potter, Sr, 78, of Tell City, passed away on December 10, 2017 at Golden Living Center in Tell City.  He was born in Daviess County on January 14, 1939 to the late WD Brown and Stella Mae Hall Potter.  Gilbert was retired from Green River Steel where he was a Mill Right.  He…

Aldena Mae Sanders Tindle

Aldena Mae Sanders Tindle, 80 of Hardinsburg passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro. She was born February 25, 1937 in Hancock County to the late Oscar & Ethel Sanders. She was Pentecostal by faith and until unable attended church regularly. Aldena married O.W. Tindle and he preceded her…

Terry G. Powers

Terry G. Powers, 55, of Hawesville went to be with his Lord and savior on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at his home with family at his side under the care of Western Kentucky Hospice. Terry is now reunited with his father in Heaven.  Terry was born on January 29, 1962 in Owensboro to Eddie and…