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HCHS renovation pushed back a year

By Dave Taylor Good news for area construction companies means bad news for the county school district, which is being forced to delay a large renovation at Hancock County High School after lackluster – and over budget – bids for the project, with contractors saying they’re just too booked to bid the project reasonably or…

Cameras keeping eyes on, identifying bad guys in county

By Dave Taylor The proliferation of security cameras in the county has led to the quick resolution of two crimes in recent weeks, sending a chilling message to bad guys: someone might be watching you. Just this past Sunday a string of overnight vehicle break-ins went from mysterious to obvious after it turned out that…

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…

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Area Obituaries

Janice Powers

Janice Powers, 70 of Hawesville went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec 11, 2017.  She was born in Hawesville on March 26, 1947 to the late James and Jamie Brown Payne.  Janice retired from Hancock County Board of Education after driving a bus for 37 years.  Many children/adults fondly remember her…

Robert David “Bobby” Hawkins

Robert David “Bobby” Hawkins, 72, of Lewisport, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 in his home with family.  He was born in Daviess County on October 27, 1945 to the late Layman Sr. and Mary Daisy Hawkins. Bobby was a devoted and loving husband, father, granddaddy, brother, and uncle.  He enjoyed…

Phyllis Gaynor

Phyllis Gaynor, 71, passed away December 11, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Clinton County, Kentucky on November 23, 1946 to the late Willie Edward Story and Vera Christine (Cowan) Story.  Also preceding her in death was a sister, Sharon Underhill ; and brothers, Donald Wayne Story…