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High school addition exterior nearing completion, inside to come in summer

By Dave Taylor As bricks were being installed on the addition to Hancock County High School this week the project looked like it was nearing completion, but looks can be deceiving, as most of the work inside won’t begin until school lets out at the end of May. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the…

Trailer allows local firefighters to watch flashover up close

By Dave Taylor While Saturday’s temperatures were a little on the cool side, many of the county’s volunteer firefighters were feeling the heat during flashover recognition training that afternoon. Firefighters from several departments, including Hawesville and Lewisport, entered a multi-level burning trailer in the middle school parking lot while a fire raged on one end,…

Wild chase winds through Hancock before ending in watery crash

By Dave Taylor A man whose tires had been punctured after evading police in Breckinridge County led police on a wild chase through Hancock County before crashing in floodwaters in Daviess County Thursday night. Jonathan Ryan McDaniel, 33, of Terre Haute, Ind., was pulled from floodwaters after overturning his pickup at the intersection of Highway…

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Area Obituaries

Allie Dean Hawley Oliver

Allie Dean Hawley Oliver, 73, of Lewisport, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 5, 2017.  Allie Dean was born on March 3, 1944 in Owensboro to the late William Holmes and Alice Holland Hawley.  She was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church, she was a  retired rural mail carrier and a…

James (Jim) Edward Bittel

James (Jim) Edward Bittel, 82, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday November 30, 2017 at his home under the care of Hospice with family at his side.  He was born in Daviess County on March 4, 1935 to the late Edward J. and Ada Belle Atherton Bittel.  Jim is…

Donna Sue (Waters) (Helmerich) Mason

Donna Sue (Waters) (Helmerich) Mason, age 77, beloved mother, wife and friend, passed from this world on November 21, 2017, in Wesley Chapel, Florida. She was born on June 12, 1940, in Huntingburg, Indiana to Garneta Helmerich (and Charles Helmerich) and Charles Waters (and Thelma).  She attended Huntingburg High School (Class of 1958); was a…