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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

Henry W. Harrison

Henry W. Harrison, Sr., 78, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at his home.   He was born in Rome, Indiana, on March 8, 1939, son of the late C. L. and Genevive (McCallister) Harrison.  Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Carolyn McDaniel; sisters, Joyce Redmond, Margaret McDaniel and Mary Jo Sturgeon and…

Monica M. Roberts

Monica M. Roberts of Rogers, Arkansas passed away November 12, 2017 in Bentonville.  She was born May 5, 1944 in County Mayo, Ireland the daughter of John and Mary Burke.  In 1953 she moved to Oxford, England and graduated from St. Thomas Moore High School in 1962.  Monica moved to the United States in 1968…

Nancy Esenwein Potts

Nancy Esenwein Potts, 66, of Lewisport, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at her home.  She was born on November 11, 1950 in Youngstown, OH to the late Augusta and Elizabeth Toto Esenwein.  Nancy was a housewife, a Jehovah Witness and attended Kingdom Hall in Tell City.  She was preceded in death by her…