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Petition signers must be registered voters

By Dave Taylor The number of signatures on each of the two wet-dry petitions circulating in the county is growing, but officials are reminding the public that only eligible signatures will be counted. See this week’s Hancock Clarion for the full story

White chosen for summer entrepreneur program

Kendall White is getting down to business. The Hancock County High School sophomore from Lewisport was recently elected president of the school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter, was elected reporter for the state FBLA, and has been chosen to participate in the Kentucky Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs this summer. See this week’s Hancock…

Breck County says no bad – or good – from going wet – Neighboring county went wet in 2013

By Dave Taylor With a possible wet-dry vote coming for Hancock County in November, residents here can simply look next door to Breckinridge County, who went wet in 2013, to see whether it brought economic prosperity as proponents say, or debauchery, as opponents fear. As it turns out, it’s neither. See the April 18, 2019…

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Area Obituaries

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…