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Two petitions gathering signatures for wet/dry votes in Hawesville, county

By Dave Taylor Two petitions are circulating in Hancock County to gather signatures for what promises to be a contentious debate: should the county and/or the city of Hawesville go wet? George Banks filed papers last week signaling his intent to circulate a petition to gather signatures to allow voters to decide in the next…

Details emerge on new Lewisport library branch design, offerings

By Dave Taylor The design and layout for the new Lewisport branch of the Hancock County Public Library is mostly complete for possible construction in June, and the 8,500 square foot building will offer new services but also pay homage to the former Lewisport Elementary School that was razed to make way for the new…

Lewisport residents help police find motorcycle rider who got away during high-speed chase

By Dave Taylor A Philpot man on a motorcycle led a Kentucky State Police trooper on a high-speed chase through Lewisport last Thursday night, drawing attention from residents who came outside to watch, and who helped police find the man after he got away. Randall Logan Hamilton, 20, was clocked at 114mph during the pursuit…

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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…