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Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund

Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund:  Access Encouraged For eligible Kentuckians needing financial assistance with water, wastewater, electric, or natural gas service during pandemic There’s help for Kentuckians who have fallen behind on paying for essential utilities. Titled the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund, it is in place to assist hard-pressed citizens across the…

Students ‘still learning’ in virtual; board sets calendar

Despite an “unusual” school year, Hancock County students are continuing to learn, superintendent Kyle Estes told the school board at Thursday night’s regularly scheduled meeting, which was held via Google Meet due to COVID-19 restrictions. “If you rewind 12 months ago no one would’ve ever thought we were going to be teaching in the middle…

Poole’s Pharmacy celebrates 30 years

30 years ago, on October 29th, Ron and Lisa Poole purchased Brand’s Corner Drug in Central City, KY from Orville Brand.  When they took it over the pharmacy had three employees, today Poole’s Pharmacy Care has 40 full-time employees and 19 part-time employees split between their 5 pharmacy locations and corporate office.  Ron Poole said…

Accidents in Hancock

  Truck hits deer A pickup truck sustained damage when it hit a deer on U.S. 60. The accident happened on November 20 at approximately 6 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy BJ Burton filed the accident report. Luke C. Voyles of Hardinsburg told Burton a deer jumped out in front of his 2020 GMC Sierra…

Hancock District Court Docket, November 16, 2020

The Hancock County District Court Arraignment Docket for Wednesday, November 16, 2020. The Honorable John McCarty presiding. Probate Court The estate of Jeanette Ann Powers, scheduled for settlement. The case continued to 12-16-20. The estate of Danny R. House, scheduled for inventory. The case continued to 12-16-20 for inventory. The estate of Aileen Lamar Adkins,…

Jeffreys Cliffs drawing overflow crowds

Jeffreys Cliffs, the nature area park that opened to the public this summer, has been a big hit with visitors near and far, which has led to near traffic jams at the preserve east of Hawesville. “I went up there here a while back and the parking lot was completely (full),” magistrate John Mark Gray…

COVID numbers rise; when is it safe to be around others?

Hancock County remains in the top 20 in the commonwealth for highest seven-day average of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population.  With three new deaths announced early this week, the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is spotlighting the need to follow safety precautions and how to handle potential exposures. As of November 18, Hancock County had a total…

South Hancock needs help with grant

  Last week South Hancock Elementary issued a press release announcing it planned to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. If approved, the grant allows the school to expand its current after school program. The school plans to ask for a total of $480,000, which is allocated over a five-year period. “It…

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Ernie L. Baird

Ernie L. Baird, 91, of Lewisport, Kentucky, formerly of Henderson, Kentucky, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 21, 2020.  She was a member of Bennett Memorial United Methodist Church in Henderson, Kentucky, and attended Yellow Creek Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband of…

Larry Douglas Greer

Larry Douglas Greer, 78, of Lewisport, Kentucky, died Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Larry is survived by a daughter, Martina (Chuck) Billings of Hawesville, sons Brian (Lisa) Greer of Owensboro, Alexander Greer of Elizabethtown, and step-son Brandon Neil White, of Corvallis, Oregon.  He had 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He…

Luther W. “Luke” Nugent

Luther W. “Luke” Nugent, 80, of Lewisport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 19, 2020 with his family by his side.  He was born in Tell City, IN on February 5, 1940 to the late Lester and Mary Helen Finney Nugent. Luke was a Member of Central Baptist Church, where he…

Sister Diane Marie Payne, OSU

Sister Diane Marie Payne, 75, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 56th year of religious life. She was a native of Glennonville, Mo. She was a teacher at Immaculate Conception School, Hawesville (1972-73). She served elsewhere in Kentucky and in Alabama. Survivors include…

Charles William Poole, Jr.

Charles William Poole, Jr. 58, of Lewisport, Ky., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the Hartford House in Owensboro, Ky. Jr. was born on July 14, 1962 to Charles Sr. and Bertha Poole of Hardinsburg, Ky. Preceding him in death was a son; Joshua Lee Poole, his parents, two…

Kate M. Coultas

Kate M. Coultas, 79, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 at Heartland Villa Center in Lewisport, Kentucky. She was born in Baxter, Kentucky on December 30, 1940 daughter of the late Nobe and Mary (Howard) Middleton. Kate was the last of a long line of siblings; five brothers and three sisters. Kate was united in…

Charles Dudley Atwell

Charles Dudley Atwell, 78, of Lewisport, passed away on November 10, 2020 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born in Lewisport on June 2, 1942 to the late Floyd and Lois Sharpe Atwell.  Dudley married Carol Arnold on September 7, 1973. Dudley was a stellar athlete and held baseball records at Lewisport High School. …

Jamon Lewis Burchett

Jamon Lewis Burchett, 23, passed away on November 8, 2020 at his home, after a courageous battle with his illness. He was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on July 23, 1997. A 2016 graduate of Tell City High School, Jamon was active in football, basketball and baseball for the Marksmen.  He was attending college to become…

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