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Schamore: county must get creative to attract broadband

By Dave Taylor Democrat Representative Dean Schamore says that discussions during the monthly Hancock County Industrial Foundation meeting Tuesday reinforced the hope that the county could have high-speed internet someday. Schamore visited the Hancock Clarion after listening to a presentation by Hilda Gay Legg, from the United States Department of Agriculture, where she said rural…

After rare, near-fatal illness, Amish couple following traditions to overcome medical debt

By Dave Taylor A local Amish family is relieved to finally have their young daughter back home after a nearly fatal sickness left her hospitalized and unable to walk last month. But while the family returned intact, they also returned with staggering medical bills and no insurance or government assistance, both of which are against…

Generator spark burns garage during power outage

By Dave Taylor The fiery destruction of a garage Thursday has been directly attributed to power outages that affected Hancock County after an ice storm last week. A garage behind the home of Danny and Marsha House in the 200 block of Adair Road was a total loss after officials say efforts to start a…

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Robert J. “Bob” Conen

Robert J. “Bob” Conen, 90, passed away October 29, 2017 at Oakwood Health Campus. He was born in Tell City, Indiana on January 11, 1927 to the late Otto and Bertha (Berg) Conen. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Berniece Brown. Bob was a graduate of Troy High School and a veteran of…

Jeff “Bruno” Gorman

Jeff “Bruno” Gorman, 56, of Lewisport, passed away on October 31, 2017 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Jeff was born on April 2, 1961 in Owensboro, KY to J.W. and Aretha Ammons Gorman.  Jeff was a member of Hawesville Baptist Church, was employed by Domtar where he has worked for 36 years, and was a…